Historic Restoration and Preservation

The foundations of our historic towns and villages located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Delaware were laid by the hardworking tradesman of the day. A testament to their amazing craftsmanship, many of these timeless structures are still in use today. Masonry construction is known not only for its aesthetics, but also for its exceptional durability. No matter the size or location of the building, age and elements eventually take their toll on a building causing deterioration of mortar, cracks, or even deterioration of the masonry. With proper maintenance of the masonry and components, a building can continue to stand strong for many future generations to use and enjoy. Our team is proud to play a continuing role in the revitalization of our community’s historic homes and downtowns, ensuring these precious historic sites will be preserved for countless years to come.

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D.W. Masonry, Inc.’s historic restoration capabilities include repointing of historical mortar joints, rebuilding of deteriorated masonry with matching brick, installation of restoration anchors (masonry ties), and replacement of crumbling or spalled brick with matching brick.

We can perform all aspects of your masonry restoration or historic preservation project including:

BRICK POINTING
Crumbling or missing mortar between bricks and stones can allow water to penetrate and cause serious damage to a structure. Our expert masons can diagnose issues and offer solutions to restore the  beauty and structural integrity of your masonry.

BRICK REPAIR & REPLACEMENT
Time and elements can cause bricks and stones to come loose from the mortar. If the structure remains intact, it may be possible to replace only the missing bricks or stones for a cost-effective repair.

CHIMNEY REPAIRS AND REBUILDS
Chimneys are often overlooked on homes and can fall into disrepair, and even present a smoke or fire hazard to homeowners. From repointing to a complete demolition and rebuild, we can get your chimney back into form, adding both value and safety to your home.

COATINGS & WATERPROOFING
Water damage from leaks or outdated waterproofing systems can cost tens of thousands of dollars in structural damage. Our waterproofing systems and waterproof coating applications will provide lower maintenance cost and years of security to your structure.

EXTERIOR MASONRY CLEANING
Cleaning the exterior structure of a historic building is not performed solely for cosmetic purposes. It also serves as an important factor in maintaining and preserving your property. Removing decades of pollution and harmful matter from the masonry allows the structure to breath and release moisture at a natural rate, therefore adding to its lifespan.

MASONRY PATCHING & REPAIR
D.W. Masonry, Inc.’s repair techniques not only restore beauty but also restore structural integrity. Our services include brick replacement, tuckpointing, custom patching, masonry decorative color blending and enhancement.

Non-Historial Repair

Our non-historical capabilities include repointing of deteriorated or water damaged mortar joints, repair of masonry cracks, removal and rebuilding of sections of masonry walls, installation of new masonry anchors and wall ties and rebuilding of vertical control joints. We also specialize in the application of water repellents or waterproof coatings to masonry.

If you are a building owner, general contractor, architect, engineer, or developer, we can provide the service that your project deserves. Contact us today to discuss the specifics of your upcoming projects!