Just about everyone knows that extreme heat is harmful to people. But did you know it can harm your commercial building too?Read More
Historic buildings provide their own set of challenges to owners. More codes apply to them. They’re harder to work on, and often require special materials and more expensive work. And because they’re older, issues tend to come with the territory.Read More
If you’ve ever seen someone wearing a respirator and blasting a nozzle at a surface outside, you’ve probably seen a sandblaster.Read More
There are a dizzying variety of things you have to keep in mind when you’re trying to paint your commercial building.Read More
Was that crack there before?
When you walk outside your building, you’re struck by a long, narrow crack working its way down between the bricks or stone on the facade. Is it new? You don’t recall it being there before.
That water on the windowsill isn’t a good sign. If you’re taking a walk around your building and notice water around the window, it’s possible you have a leak you need to fix immediately.Read More
Masonry grout repair is one of the most important parts of maintaining a building, particularly if that building is older. Tuckpointing, the process of cleaning out old mortar and replacing it with new, is something that needs to be done every few years to keep up structural integrity.Read More
The summer’s almost over, and while the weather’s good it’s a great time to take a walk around and see what needs maintenance and repair. Are you prepared for the fall and the winter? Extreme summer temperatures can create problems for later, but if you’re prepared, you can get out ahead of any effects the weather can have and make things easier for yourself. Here’s what you need to look for at summer’s end.Read More
A lot of people think that once a building is up, their commitment to it ends. It’s done! The task is finished.Read More
Water is the ancient enemy of structures everywhere. From the very oldest times, builders have been trying to find ways to keep water from infiltrating their buildings. Today, we have many different ways of doing that—and one of the best is elastomeric paint.Read More