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Brick Laying Styles for Home & Driveway
Brick laying is more than just a technical skill, it's an art form. When you consider all your choices of brick color, style, size and shape, longevity, and other variables, that alone is enough to make your head swim. We'll help you navigate through the choices so your own personality is accurately reflected in the finished work.
You probably realize that brick laying exceeds just the traditional one layer on top of the other. You can have arches, circles, and other artistic features. All these effects can also be laid flat to form driveways and walkways, patios, etc. Yes, Phillips Masonry provides all these artistic brick laying services in addition to the traditional brick laying that we do a lot of.
What Causes Chimney Deterioration?
Masonry chimneys are typically constructed of brick, concrete blocks, or stone. Freezing and thawing cycles can cause the masonry walls of your chimney to degrade over time. The mortar joints between the stone or bricks may begin to flake, wash out or crack. Sometimes a chimney which was built to vent one type of furnace or fireplace may have been connected to new one. Differences between the new and old system can result in increased condensation and deterioration of your chimney's inner walls. Problems with your chimney can result in poisonous gases leaking back into your home or building and chimney repair should be tended to quickly.
Repointing of the mortar joints and other chimney repair techniques can be used to repair damage. Brick point refers to refinishing the mortal joints in masonry to repair cracked or missing mortar. As a chimney repair company, Phillips Masonry expert masons can diagnose your problem, provide you with a detailed estimate, and fix your problem. Contact us today.
Keep Your Masonry in Shape with
Brick Pointing & Chimney Repair
If it goes unnoticed, aging masonry can cause major problems. Our brick pointing contractors will help maintain your masonry and prevent the need for a total structural overhaul. By carefully replacing aging mortar with fresh, you can keep your masonry in excellent shape for years to come. Repointing revitalizes both the brickwork's aesthetic appeal and structural integrity.
Why Hire a Professional Masonry Contractor?
It is important to get an expert brick pointing contractor to do the proper work on your brick pointing. Skimping on quality and resorting to quick fixes can lead to subpar work that not only looks bad but will also necessitate additional repointing much earlier than had it been executed correctly in the first place. When handled by experts, repointing can considerably extend the life of the mortar joint, the wall, and by extension, the entire structure. Despite the finest care, preservation, and maintenance tactics, future repointing will be inevitable. Still, when correctly executed, it should last a good 50 to 100 years. If the mortar joints have demonstrated their durability over the years, meticulous repointing should ideally mirror this longevity, playing an essential role in the preservation of the historical brick building.
For Pennsylvania's best brick pointing services, look no further than the skilled artisans at Phillips Masonry. Our dedicated team of brick pointing contractors will thoroughly inspect your masonry for signs of wear and tear, replacing old mortar with fresh, durable mortar material for the joints.
We specialize in brick pointing for every surface of your home or business.
4 Unique Ways
to Use Brick and Stone Masonry for Interior Design
BRICK OR STONE FLOORING
Brick or stone flooring can be a great accent to an entryway, bathroom or even a kitchen. It can give your home a rustic and incredibly unique look that will have you feeling cozy. It is a great way to bring some personality to your home and can be used in a myriad of ways and with options of many different shapes, sizes and colors.
Using stone to accent pillars in your home can make them feel more like they were meant to be there, not just there for practical purposes, as shown here.
UNIQUE BASEMENT FINISHING
While drywall is by far the most popular way to finish basement walls, that doesn't mean brick or stone should be put off the table. Finishing a basement with stone or brick would give your second family room, game room, man cave, etc. a homey and warm look and feel. Utilizing brick or stone would also give the added benefit of preventing major temperature fluctuations.
Tile is certainly the most common material used in kitchens for backsplashes but a brick or stone backsplash could add that unique element you've been looking for. Stone is a durable and attractive option as it is incredibly heat and liquid resistant.