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8 REASONS TO REPLACE OLDER WINDOW SEALS

Many reasons exist for homeowners to evaluate and and replace old windows and doors, particularly if you have skipped routine inspection and the seals in your home are old and already show signs of being worn. Below are 8 reasons why replacing your window seals ASAP is wise: 1. WATER [...]

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HOW TO PROPERLY WATERPROOF AND SEAL BRICK?

Upon the installation of a brick surface in your office, patio or balcony, walkway, driveway, or home itself, you might think that is the only thing you need to do. The installation is quite tedious on its own, it involves considerable work, time, and money, with optimum results that are [...]

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10 Things You Should Know About Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing is a restoration process for brick chimney walls found in homes, businesses, and even historic buildings. It is an economically effective method to restore a structure without the need to invest so much money in a complete reconstruction. Therefore, we will give you 10 facts about tuckpointing that you [...]

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How Tuckpointing Can Save Your Fireplace

The fireplace is perhaps one of the most crucial components of a home, providing a completely comfortable and warm environment to the occupants of the home on a cold rainy or snowy day. However, it must always be in the most excellent of conditions to continue working well and what [...]

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CAULKING AND SEALING A BUILDING

Once a brick building is finished there is one final key step from your masonry contractors – any possible gaps and cracks are sealed and caulked to make sure unwanted moisture, airflow, insects, or anything else from outside doesn’t enter uninvited. This is an important step and just like how [...]

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Is there a recommended time for tuckpointing repairs?

Were you aware that your brick and masonry buildings’ mortar joints will deteriorate over the years? Overall, brick and masonry are incredibly low maintenance building materials and your masonry may last for 20 or 30 years prior to requiring repair. Nevertheless, harsh Illinois winters and other issues may reduce this [...]

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Common Issues of Focus During Chimney Masonry Repair

Here at YAROSLAV, we provide Chimney Masonry Repair Services in addition to standard chimney maintenance.  Spring and summer days are an excellent time to dedicate your attention to potential chimney repair you may require.  It is more challenging to work outdoors with mortar during the colder winter months.  Our chimney [...]

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