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Protecting the Future, Preserving the Past

Archive for May 2017

Common causes of discolored masonry

Remember the scary old house in movies? It usually had overgrown vegetation and a worn, moldy look. The house was meant to convey an element of apprehension to the viewer. In real life, though, the same holds true for our business’ buildings. A neatly maintained exterior with easy parking is a welcoming sign to visiting…

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Why anti-graffiti coating will improve your neighborhood

For many, seeing graffiti in a neighborhood is a signal of social chaos and even possibly gang-related activity. Whether or not that’s the case in your neighborhood, graffiti tends to scare potential customers away. This form of vandalism not only has a monetary cost to the property owners directly impacted, but to the entire community.…

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Understanding EIFS repair for commercial buildings

Many types of coatings exist for commercial buildings. One popular option is EIFS, or Exterior Insulation and Finish System. EIFS became popular in the 1960s with the increased interest in building energy efficiency. This system gives exterior walls a water-resistant, insulated finished surface. Because it is low-maintenance, and provides energy efficiency, EIFS is a great…

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The best time for tuckpointing

Weather in the central plains is harsh. Over time, fluctuating between extremely hot and extremely cold temperatures can create wear on your building’s masonry. While brick and stone can last 100 years or more depending on exterior conditions, the mortar of your commercial building starts deteriorating at 20 to 30 years. It is essential that…

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Restoring the past: Maintaining historic brick buildings

Historic brick buildings are an iconic symbol of our enduring past. From east coast to west, owners of these buildings work diligently to maintain them. But how do you know if your historic brick building needs restoration to maintain its beauty and functionality? Look for these three signs. Spalling Spalling is deterioration of the brick…

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