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5 Common Chicago Building Code Violations

Posted on October 27th, 2014 · Posted in BLOG, Home Improvement

No one wants to read the Chicago Building Code. It’s lengthy, it’s detailed, and let’s just say it’s not much of a page-turner. Here, we will sum up the basics and let you in on some of the most useful tips for homeowners to avoid a violation when in the midst of a construction project. The easiest way to avoid a building code violation in Chicago…

Brick wall repointing

How to Repoint Bricks on Old Wall

Posted on May 7th, 2014 · Posted in Home Improvement

Regardless if a wall is built from stone or bricks, mortar is still going to be used in both cases in order to fill the visible joints on its face. Generally, this is the same mortar that was used for joining the building material. The scope of these face joints is to not only protect the wall from the elements, but they also give it a very nice finish. However, while professionals can…

Glass block window installation Chciago, replacement and repairs

How to Replace Broken Glass Block Window

Posted on April 29th, 2014 · Posted in Home Improvement

When it comes to glass block windows, they are generally composed of a certain number of modular, single blocks made out of glass that are set with mortar in the opening of a masonry or maybe a wood wall. However, sooner or later one or more of these glass blacks can break, get scratched, or develop cracks.

How to Choose the Best Chicago Brick Repair Contractor

Posted on April 17th, 2014 · Posted in Home Improvement

Bricks are used for many building works at home, which can include walls, foundations, floors, the fireplace and other decorative features. Over time, brick can get damaged, which is often characterized by discoloration and build-up of cracks on the wall. This damage is mostly caused by fixtures on the wall or drilling, nailing or hanging doors or windows.

Tips for Choosing Experienced Masonry Contractors in Chicago

Posted on March 27th, 2014 · Posted in Home Improvement

A brick home can have an alluring and beautiful appeal. However, when brick or stone exteriors need to be repaired, you need to know you have chosen someone that is experienced in doing so. Choosing the masonry repair Chicago professionals you can count on for providing you with quality results is important.

A Look at Residential Masonry in Chicago

Posted on March 10th, 2014 · Posted in Home Improvement

The work of a masonry contractor is to repair structures using stones, bricks, or even concrete. If you want to hire the services of a residential masonry, you should look at several aspects. Note that there are a lot of things that make the work of these experts invaluable to homeowners. For the best professional contractor for residential masonry…

The Importance of Hiring an Expert on Residential Masonry in Chicago

Posted on February 20th, 2014 · Posted in Home Improvement

In residential masonry Chicago, what most people fear about repairs is the cost that will be associated with it. Masonry is usually known as the art of building structures using brick, stone, stucco, and block, cement mortar, etc. Most damages to residential buildings in the Chicago area are caused by structural issues and natural disasters.

Knowing When to Seek Services: Brick Repair in Chicago

Posted on January 14th, 2014 · Posted in Home Improvement

A professional mason is the best person to perform brick replacement Chicago property owners can rely on when they have cracked, broken, or missing bricks on a structure, driveway, patio, or pathway. Some homeowners make the mistake of attempting this type of repair themselves. Without the proper tools and experience, these repairs can look amateurish. A poor repair job will distract from the overall aesthetics and could even decrease property value. A trained professional has the expertise to make the repair virtually invisible to the untrained eye.