As you may seem, there are a lot of houses built out of brick. Some have different features around doors and windows and chimneys, and they come in different shapes and colors. The key to a brick structure is to maintain it at the right time, such as, tuck-pointing and replace of split face brick.
Keeping a good seal around the chimney at the roof line and any other connections to the brick wall. Most companies cut corners at the most crucial moment that wont cause a visual problem until its too late relaying on the new brick construction to keep a good seal.
Brick is great for the northwest area but it has to be done right in order to get the most out of it. It provides cool in the summer, and heat in winter. Using the proper flashing and silicone, keeping to the right size counter-flashing, use double layers of paper with rain-screen and seal the out side with breathable sealer and you got not only the best looking house but a house that will stand up for the rest of your life and on.
We offer a great service for brick at a great price that will keep your brick structure not only looking like new for years to come but also keep you warm. Built new, re-set or repair, we can help at a better price in the northwest.
Recommended for old structures: Repair, tuck-point, wash, seal.
New Structures : Wash and seal.
CMU concrete block has started to come back into the building industry, at a faster rate then previous years due to new design like the split face. In commercial building it is crucial for a number of reasons, most commonly used as load bearing outer walls with a decorative feature all on one. (Compared to smooth face CMU block) Often painted or water sealed.
In residential industry it also plays an inportant role. Different types of block make the basic structure skeliton of a fire place, fire pit, walls, BBQ, outdoor living space and many many more.
Here at Pro Modern Masonry we have the skills and training in working with block structures for over many years. Give us a call and let us help you.
Stone, the most used decorative product for most new houses. It give your home a fresh new look even if its just a section or a whole wall or the whole house. Stone comes in 2 types and so does the price of installation and maintenance. Most commonly used is cultural stone also known as fake stone man made, and real stone.
Cultural stone is cheaper to install and in comes in more styles then real stone but its cheaper price comes at a greater cost and risk when in comes to maintenance. Real stone comes at a higher installation price but maintaining it for a long time is at little to no cost or risk of discoloration over a life time while it comes in just a few choices of designs and colors.
The choice really comes down to the customers preference and choosing. We will give you the options and advise you on pros and cons on different types of stone. We will answer any of your questions or concerns because at Pro Modern Masonry we have the knowledge when in comes to our skills in working with stone over the years.
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Another great decorative product for homes. Stucco has a great benefit of allowing the designer to add different features to the house without the look of joints like the brick, block or stone. Running on one continuous surface along the bump outs and decorative trims in one color or two tone colors.
Stucco can take shape of any decorative trims and looks far better then siding while provides a water tight seal to the house structure. It also comes in three types of installations, EIFS, traditional three-coat and newest one coat stucco.
Our experts can help you chose the best one for your unique home and provide your project with the right products best for your house to last for years. Knowing the right steps during installation is crucial. Hire only the professionals for the best waterproofing system.
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Keeping the brick structures leak free and a good heat insulator for your home is always crucial. The term tuckpointing comes from the past when mortar mix was mixed to a damp moisture and pressed with force into the old brick joints to create a new mortar joint between the brick to preserve the structure.
Today the term remained the same but the process has changed since then. A new way of tuckpointing ( and the best) is to cut back the old mortar joints. Mix the type "N" mortar to a cream consistency and bag squeeze the old joints with a min of 1" to 1 1/2" then pressed with a tool and brushed with a soft brush. Most people make the mistake and wait too long to have it inspected and repaired on time until its too late and the structure starts leaning. The joints deteriorate so bad that it starts to fall apart or there is a leak inside. At that point a reset of the structure is the only way to save it and resetting the brick comes at a more expensive price, cleaning the old brick to be reset and the risk of not enough bricks to reconstruct it back especially with discontinued brick designs.
Here at Pro Modern Masonry we offer and affordable price for tuckpointing. A complete set of any chimneys walls and most brick laid structures are: new flashing, tuckpoint, new cap, clean and seal at the best price than our competitors, not only in quality and attention to details but also with a 5 year workmanship warranty*. So give us a call today and don't wait until is too late to both save you money and your structure (chimney). Pro Modern Masonry.