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Masonry DIY Tips and When to Call the Professional Craftsmen

The experienced masons at Cornerstone Restoration are happy to provide the latest industry news and helpful DIY masonry tips. From determining when it's time to replace your brickwork to learning how to repair stucco, check back often to learn valuable new information.

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5 Simple Steps to Repair Damaged Concrete Expansion Joints Concrete expansion joints, the gaps in between the slabs on your driveway or sidewalk, are there to prevent random cracking. Expansion joints are often sealed with an adhesive sealant, but these can wear out over time. Replacing them prevents ugly cracks and reduces the risk of costly repairs in the future. For this DIY repair you will need: Waterproof sealant Caulk gun Acetone Utility knife or angle grinder (we recommend an ang...
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How to Repair Stucco Stucco can protect the exterior of your building for years, often for more than a century; however, a chipped and damaged surface threatens its resilience. Depending on the scope of the damage, you can repair stucco without a professional’s help. Be sure to keep an eye on the weather before you get started as freezing temperatures can ruin wet stucco. First, make sure you have the right tools for the job including: Work gloves and protective eyewear Hammer, maso...
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How to Repair Damaged Brick Structures Every handyman knows it’s best to fix something before it becomes a bigger issue. This is true for most masonry projects, but not all. Large projects like chimney repair or replacing a lintel should only be attempted by professionals. Proper upkeep is important to prevent small damages from becoming costly repairs. Damaged brickwork can be repaired with just a little know-how and a few tools; provided the damaged brickwork is not above an opening l...
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Dependable Brick and Concrete Restoration Services in Wisconsin Whether you are trying to find a residential, historical, or commercial masonry or concrete repair contractor, there are a few factors you have to consider. Protect your investment and be careful about who you hire to restore it to its natural beauty. Cornerstone Restoration provides dependable masonry and concrete services in Wisconsin. You can’t go wrong with our well-trained repair specialists. We have experience with all...
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Crumbling or Chipped Bricks can be More than an Eyesore Most homes have brick or stonework incorporated into the home design. The addition of stonework to the exterior of a home is a popular decorating option and increases your home value - however when your bricks start to chip, crack or crumble your home can begin to look rundown. Besides being an eyesore, cracks and holes in your masonry work may also allow pests, water, and drafts into your home, leading to further damage. If you notice y...
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