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Entries Invited for Pete Luter Innovation Awards
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Entries Invited for Pete Luter Innovation Awards

To encourage innovation in the chimney and venting industry, The Chimney Sweep... More

Tags: Masonry, Paints
Sharing Your Knowledge With the World
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Sharing Your Knowledge With the World

In my recent travels, I’ve learned how to pack for rain. But more importantly I... More

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Using High-build Coatings on Concrete

These products provide decoration, come in a variety of colors and textures, and protect against deterioration induced by the environment. More

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Pigment quantity vs. strength

How much pigment can I add to mortar before it affects the strength of the mortar? More

Tags: Brick, Paints
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Challenging Cleaning Jobs
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Painting Concrete Masonry
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Removing paint on soft brick

We've been asked to remove paint from the brick walls of an old building. We're a sandblasting company and we normally sandblast walls to remove paint. But sandblasting, we're told, could damage these soft brick walls. What other ways could we remove the paint? More

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Colored mortar concern

Water penetration problems are occurring in the dark-colored mortar joints of a masonry building we designed. Is this because the joints are colored? Does water penetrate colored mortars more than it does uncolored mortar? Is this because the pigments add more noncementitious material to the mix, reducing mortar strength? More

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