Mortar Restoration Starts With a Camera

Mortar Restoration Begins With A Camera 

Old masonry buildings are attractive not only for their style, craftsmanship and architecture, but also they project a historical aura that captivates the imagination. Among the reasons millions of people flock to living history museums like Colonial Williamsburg, Old World Wisconsin, Plimoth Plantation, and Connor Prairie Living History Museum is the buildings. According to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 2.5 million people visit The Alamo in San Antonio annually. Constructed in 1744 as a church for the Mission San Antonio de Valero, the masonry structure sits on 4.2 acres. READ MORE

The employee onboarding process is a crucial part of hiring. We talked with two mason contractors in the hopes of shining light on this critical practice and describing their experiences. We’ would like to thank Brandon Harstell, Paul Cantarella Jr., and Melonie Leslie for taking the time to talk with us. READ MORE
Laser levels have been around for a few years, and they seem to keep getting better and better. For indoors or outdoors, in bright or low light, and large or small projects, there is a laser level to suit anyone’s needs. What’s more, they serve more purposes than you might think. READ MORE

In botanical terms, it is defined as the state of flowering or blooming. In the construction world, it is a bloom we would rather not see; that white residue marring the appearance of masonry structures, both new and old. In its simplest terms, it is a deposit of soluble salts on the surface of masonry but when you delve deeper, it can sometimes be a telltale of larger issues. READ MORE

Both the weather and the company were exceptionally welcoming throughout this year’s Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) annual Legislative Fly-In. MCAA representatives enjoyed a fast-paced schedule that managed to squeeze in plenty of work with a little bit of fun. After a tour of the Federal Bureau of Engraving and Printing, dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill, and a night bus tour of the Capitol concluded the first evening. READ MORE
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