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Lime vs Portland Cement? Which is Better?

Lime vs Portland Cement? Which is Better?

There are only two kinds of cement used in masonry, lime and Portland. Cement is like flour, the essential ingredient in baking that can be used to make bread, muffins, etc. Similarly, cement is the essential ingredient for brick mortar, concrete and paving stones. Many people confuse cement and concrete, but they are not the… Continue Reading

Bricks: Water Problems

Bricks: Water Problems

The main causes of damage to your masonry are water and salt. Usually they combine together to form a lethal combination. Bricks are not designed to be at grade level due to their porosity. Water will penetrate the bricks and then freeze and thaw over and over critically damaging the bricks. When bricks are baked… Continue Reading