Brining New Life Back Into Your Aging Masonry Work
Is the masonry work around your home beginning to look aged? Is it taking away from the overall curb appeal of your home? If your masonry work has seen better days, it's time to start coming up with a plan to undo the damage of time. Here, you'll find a few tips that can help you do just that.
Contact a Masonry Contractor
The fastest, easiest way to get the damage undone is to contact a contractor for masonry services. Instead of you trying to figure out what to do, you can bring in someone with lots of experience to come out, inspect the masonry work, and provide you with the recommendations that you'll need to get started.
When you bring in the professionals, not only will the work get done more quickly; it'll get done right. If there are cracks in the masonry work or there are areas where it has sunken into the ground, they'll know how to fix the issue so that it doesn't happen again in the future.
If the masonry work is in good, solid condition but it's looking dirty and discolored, you may be able to bring new life back into it by giving it a good pressure washing. If you don't have a pressure washer, you have two options – lease one or hire a crew to come out and pressure-wash the area.
Pressure-washing cleans the dirt and debris out of the deep pores in the masonry work – when you're done, you won't see many if any stains, and the surface will be uniform in color.
Tip: If you pressure-wash the area, make sure to apply a coat of sealant after it has dried. This will prevent water and dirt from becoming absorbed into the masonry.
Hiding Permanent Discolorations
If, after pressure washing, you've noticed that some areas are permanently stained, you will have to figure out what you're going to do to hide the discolorations. You can have a skim coat of concrete laid over the area, or you can have the entire area treated with concrete stain to change the entire color of the area to hide that spot. There are some really great possibilities if you work with a professional who stains concrete.
Talk with your local contractors for assistance in bringing life back into your aging masonry work. When it's all done, you'll be happy that you've made the investment that'll last quite a while before needing to be redone again.