Feeling incomplete because of missing stones or bricks? Troubled by bowing or bulging walls? Plagued by mortar joints or vertical corner cracks? The answer is to hire an experienced, reputable and smart Kansas City masonry company. But the answer is two-fold and the second part of the answer is to make
The Preservation of Historic Glazed Architectural Terracotta from the medieval associations of tradesmen. Terracotta was treasured as a design component for centuries because of its durability as a construction material and its beauteous and opulent demeanor. Weighing roughly one tenth as much as stone, terracotta can be molded and fired
There is nothing freer than chalk, the slightest touch of which leaves its trace. Masonry, which includes stone, brick, terracotta, and block, is found in some capacity on almost all historic buildings and many historic homes. Although customarily considered steadfast, masonry is subject to deterioration, especially at the mortar joints.
For one who indulges in a love of all historical structures constructed with brick, block or stone, reviving a masonry majestic to its former glory satiates the craftsman’s passion for stonework.
“Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.” This phrase comes from the first two lines of Aphorismi , which was written by the Ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates. What he meant by these lines is: “It takes a long time to acquire and perfect one’s expertise
Lime mortar is a type of mortar composed of lime and an aggregate such as sand, mixed with water. It is one of the oldest known types of mortar, dating back to the 4th century BC and widely used in Ancient Rome and Greece, when it largely replaced the clay
Guilds are and have always been associations of artisans or merchants who control the practice of their craft in a particular town. The earliest types of guilds were formed as fraternities of tradesmen