What Is the Best Cleaner for Old Brick?

A Street Cleaner for Old Brick.

Cleaning old brick requires a careful approach to ensure that its unique character and historical charm are preserved. Over time, old brick can accumulate dirt, grime, and other unsightly substances that detract from its appearance. Finding the best cleaner for old brick is essential to effectively remove stains and restore its natural beauty. In this […]

How Do You Clean Historic Bricks?

Bricks with old and historical look to them.

Cleaning historic bricks requires a delicate approach to preserve their unique charm and historical significance. Whether you own a historic property or are involved in restoring a heritage building, understanding the proper techniques for cleaning historic bricks is essential. In this blog post, we will explore the best practices for cleaning these special bricks, emphasizing […]

How Do You Restore an Exterior Brick Building?

Different kinds of Bricks, on a shelf.

Brick buildings have a timeless appeal and can stand the test of time with proper care and maintenance. However, over the years, exposure to the elements, pollution, and general wear and tear can take a toll on the exterior of these structures. Restoring or cleaning an exterior brick building involves a comprehensive process that aims […]

How Do You Clean 100-Year-Old Bricks?

Picture of moldy and old Old Bricks

If you own a historic property or have encountered a building with century-old bricks, you might wonder how to restore its original beauty and preserve its historical charm. Cleaning 100-year-old bricks requires a delicate touch and specialized techniques to ensure longevity while removing dirt, grime, and other unsightly stains. In this blog post, we’ll explore […]

How to Tell if Your Bricks Need to Be Replaced or Repaired

How can I tell if my bricks need to be replaced? Low brick wall with a hand adding a new brick to it.

When we look at a structure made of bricks, we are taken aback by its property beauty and its deceptively endless durability. Bricks seem to have an infinite lifespan, which is true in some ways. After all, most brick structures can last well over 100 years, and many of the oldest buildings in history are […]

What Role Does Concrete and Masonry Repair Have in Historic Preservation

What role does concrete and masonry repair have in historic preservation? Find out in this DC Byers blog.

Restoration work on historic buildings is, in a sense, doing the lord’s work. Taking a dilapidated structure and bringing it back to its former glory while preserving its historical significance is an excellent act of public service and wonders for the environment. Masonry structures were built with sturdy materials like mortar, lime, and sand, and […]

The Environmental Benefits of Restoring Concrete and Masonry

There are environmental benefits of restoring concrete and masonry.

Climate change is at the forefront of everyone’s mind these days. It is imperative for us to be careful about how we use the planet’s limited resources, and until corporations can get their act together, the onus to care for the environment largely falls upon us. Most of us love the look and feel of […]

What Are the Latest Advances in Concrete Restoration Technology?

Modern concrete restoration technology includes advanced in polymer mortar and sealnts. A construction site refurbishing concrete and masonry archways.

Content Summary This can be used as a building material on its own or can repair damaged concrete structures. Recently, nano-coating has also become quite popular. If you aren’t sure what kind of sealant or coating you should get or how you should start with a concrete repair job, DC Byers Company/Grand Rapids can help. […]