Cold weather has arrived and you may have noticed some areas of your old masonry construction that could use some work. Or, you may be dreaming of beautiful interior or exterior masonry projects to enhance your home. But with cold weather, it also becomes more and more difficult to work with masonry. Working on masonry projects during the winter is still possible, but there are more considerations to keep in mind. So now is a great time start imagining or begin planning exciting masonry repair or installation projects for 2020! As the expert masonry contractor for Oakdale and the surrounding areas, we would like to discuss some projects to consider in the New Year.
Due to its durability and availability, masonry has been used in homes for centuries. From early times till now, masonry has been an integral element of the construction scene and it will likely stick around for centuries more. As one of the most dependable construction materials available, masonry is also a versatile choice that can be crafted to work for a variety of home styles and applications. Some great ideas in masonry that will be popular in the next decade include:
- Chimneys, exterior fire pits and fireplaces. Masonry goes hand-in-hand with fireplaces and fire pits and fits perfectly with the warm ambiance that sitting around a fire creates.
- Stonework patios. One of the more traditional ways in which masonry is used, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less exciting than the other options. Each patio can have a completely different feel due to the materials used.
- Additions. For those who are looking for the ultimate outdoor living space, masonry is beautiful and on-trend choice that will last! From adding on a complete home addition to adding a bar or outdoor kitchen, masonry really makes an impact!
- Walls. Masonry to create retaining walls for your landscaping or around your patio can really add a stunning practical, but visual element.
- Columns. Columns built of stone or other sturdy masonry materials can pair nicely with other elements such as patios or walkways.
- And more.
Notice some masonry on your property that is in need of repair? Tuck pointing is the process of repairing mortar joints in stone or brick walls. An experienced masonry contractor, like Wohlwend Concrete, can perform this task for you. First, we will determine if tuck pointing is needed. And then we will grind or rake out the old mortar and refill it with new mortar.
Ready to get started planning your masonry construction project for 2020? Contact our masonry contractor for your Oakdale home or business today! Call us at Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610, or you can contact us and set up a Free Estimate.