Categories for Bricks

Can You Lay Bricks in the Winter?

November 24, 2021

We often get calls this time of year from customers asking whether we can perform brickwork for them in the winter months. Many of them assume that freezing temperatures, sleet and snow prevent us from working. These homeowners are only half correct in their assumptions. Laying brickwork in winter isn’t ideal, but it is still possible for the most part. This post will teach you everything you need to know about our duties in the winter months. How winter affects bricklaying Winter takes a toll on many aspects of the bricklaying process. These are a few of the things we... View Article

Tips for Building Backyard Planters

July 20, 2021

Planting a beautiful garden is one of the best ways to brighten up any backyard. Flowers and plants offer a splash of color and new life that you just don’t get from other backyard decorations. When planting a garden, it’s important to house your plants in a secure structure. Stonewall backyard planters are easy to construct and offer the perfect place to display and protect plants of all kinds. Read on for tips on building beautiful stone planters for your backyard. Make a plan Before starting any construction project, it’s important to make a plan. That means deciding on how... View Article

Make Use of Those Extra Bricks

June 23, 2021

If you have extra bricks lying around, don’t throw them away. Reuse them instead! There are plenty of amazing things you could create with extra bricks, including fire pits, waterfalls, walking paths and more. You’ll have a beautiful new addition to your yard and avoid wasting good material. Read on for plenty of ideas on what you could do with those extra bricks: Create an elegant waterfall: A brick waterfall is the perfect addition to any yard. They’re elegant and offer the perfect place for birds to congregate on a summer day. These sculptures are also relatively easy to build.... View Article

Brick vs. Concrete Patios: What to Consider

August 4, 2020

A high-quality patio makes for a great outdoor spot to sit and relax during the summer months. The materials you use when constructing your patio will primarily be based on your personal preference—most people will choose either brick pavers or concrete. In making your selection, you should consider both practical and aesthetic factors. Here are a few examples of some of the brick and concrete patio pros and cons to consider when making your selection in Racine, WI. Durability If you’re going to be putting a fairly sizable financial investment into your patio, it only makes sense that you consider... View Article

What You Should Know About Fixing Brick Bulging

June 16, 2020

Swelling in brick walls in Racine, WI is a common issue caused by water getting into the mortar joints of the wall. It’s essentially the same way potholes form in the roads—the water gets underneath, swells behind the surface with the freezing and thawing cycles of winter and pushes up and out on the material above it. For this reason, you’re most likely to notice this problem right after the winter has passed. Here’s an overview of what you should know about fixing this problem. Locating bulging sections of your brick wall The bulging bricks should be fairly easy to... View Article

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