What Are the Different Kinds of Masonry Contractor Restoration Jobs?

 Masonry restoration can be done on modern and historical structures. The call for this type of masonry service stems from different reasons, such as the weather, negligence, seismic movements, or bad quality workmanship. While masonry restoration is usually self-evident, it is crucial that you first speak to a professional masonry contractor regarding the extent of damage, what caused it, and how to go about rectifying it.

 The kind of restoration will usually depend upon the age, type, place, and condition of a structure. Historical or listed buildings need to be handled more carefully than today’s modern buildings. Structures that are in areas of seismic high risk will need to adhere to different masonry repair methods. The most common are tuckpointing and repointing. These 2 are sometimes mistaken for the same thing, however, there is a difference. Repointing is filling in any the gaps due to damaged joints, and tuck pointing means replacing deteriorated mortar.

 With both scenarios, the appearance and strength of the old mortar must be considered when making new mortar. The new must be able to bond with the old and cannot cause any undue stress which causes them to crumble or flake. The completed job must be consistent, in addition to being aesthetically appealing in appearance.

 Replacing and resettling are also types of restoration, which is done on loose, fallen or  broken buildings. Displaced and damaged bricks can be set back into place, with the aid of new mortar. If other materials are not available, new ones that conform to the original can be used instead. When possible, more so on listed or historical buildings, it is always recommended to try to reuse the old material. Production methods today are not the same as they once were, and this will affect a building’s structural strength. Another reason to reuse old material is to match as close as possible the original materials.

 So if you need a masonry repair service or even a professional landscaper, call Wilson's Masonry & Landscaping, at (203) 204-8212 today. We are in Ridgefield, CT.

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How to Select the Right Masonry Repair Service Provider

 Masonry work has to be completed by a qualified and knowledgeable professional, especially when it comes to a more complex project. Unfortunately, there are many fly-by-night companies out there that lure homeowners with low rates and big promises. So, how can you know that the masonry repair service provider you will hire is reliable one? Easy! Just keep on reading to find out how to choose a qualified specialist that is sure to provide you with excellent results!

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Why Every Homeowner Should Consider Hiring a Landscaping Specialist for All Their Tree-Care Needs

Trees add class and elegance to any property. As a matter of fact, no yard is complete until at least a tree is planted. However, simply planting a tree in your yard will not be enough. If you want to reap all the benefits that tree has to offer, then you should hire a specialist in tree maintenance. Many landscaping companies offer tree care services. Let’s see why would you want to hire one.

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Top 3 Current Trends in Landscape Design

Whether you’re planning to enhance the look and feel of your landscape or to create a new landscape from scratch, creating a design is the first step that you should take. In order to make sure that you’ll get exactly what you’re looking for, you first need to create the design of your landscape. This implies deciding what elements to use and where to place them. Here are some of the hottest trends in landscaping that you should definitely take into consideration.

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How a Professional Lawn Care Service Provider Can Help You Get the Most out of Your Lawn

Every homeowner’s dream is having a green and lush lawn in front of their house. However, these dreams are hard to accomplish. Keeping a lawn in perfect condition is a daunting task. Since most people have jobs and other things to take care of throughout the day, they rarely find time for proper lawn care. Luckily, there are many specialized lawn care service providers that can take the burden off these homeowners’ chests. Here is how a true specialist manages a lawn.

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