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Denver Masonry LLC
A Leader in Restoration since 2003

Denver Masonry LLC- Featured Projects  Restoration • Repair • Reconstruction • Tuck-pointing

Welcome to our trophy room! 
Our project showcase of completed work will give you a sense 
of our capabilities, and ideas about what your project can become. 

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Church in Cherry Creek: Full Masonry Restoration

We performed a full masonry restoration on this beautiful property, including: 
tuck-pointing all sides of the building as needed, stone patching, 
brick replacement, restoration cleaning, and masonry sealing. 
What an honor to help bring this beautiful old building back to life! 



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3601 West Colfax Avenue, Denver

We were contracted by an investor to give this hundred year old building a face-lift. The building was painted an obnoxious yellow. We stripped multiple layers of paint from the front façade to expose beautiful glazed, fully intact brick, as well as green tile and white terra-cotta accent pieces in the upper corners of the parapet wall. We tuck-pointed the front elevation to finish off the look. The owner was pleased with our work and it was an honor to help bring this old building back to life. 




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Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel

We were hired to repair many of the corners of this building that were damaged by the improper installation of rebar into the cells of the brick. The rebar rusted and expanded, causing the brick to crack and pieces to fall off. We toothed out the brick and removed the rusted rebar from the cells. We reinstalled matching brick and caulked the cold joints on the repaired corners of the building.





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The Icehouse Condominiums 

1801 Wynkoop Street, Denver


We worked on this property on a yearly basis for an extended period of time to help maintain this awesome historic building. We were called upon to repoint many of the interior brick walls and perform routine masonry maintenance on the exterior of the building. Most recently we worked on the south exterior elevation, including the stone work at the base of the wall, and repointed it as needed using a high lime mortar mix. We patched the orange sandstone at the base of the wall with a custom high lime patch material where needed. We also replaced damaged brick with salvaged historic brick. It is always an honor to keep such a beautiful old building in good shape.





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Wazee Wireworks Lofts 
1441 Wazee Street, Denver 

Our firm tuck-pointed various areas of the building, patched stone sills, and replaced damaged brick with historic salvaged brick before the building was painted.




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Left Bank Lofts 
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301 Wazee Street in Denver

We were hired to patch the deteriorating exposed concrete beams of this building. We tinted the patch material to blend in with the aged look of the existing concrete. We tuck-pointed various areas of the building, installed caulking in the building's cold joints, and replaced the damaged brick with historic salvaged brick.



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The Argonaut 
700 East Colfax Ave
in Denver

This building is across the street from the state capitol building, and the El Tovar apartment building is next door at 1515 Grant Street. We tuck-pointed both buildings as needed, on all sides, including grinding and color matching. We removed and replaced about two thousand damaged brick on the store front elevation, and removed, fabricated, and replaced about 30-40 of the specially crafted decorative terra-cotta ledge pieces above the same elevation on the Argonaut. 
This project also included tuck-pointing the Drehmoor apartment building at 215 E. 19th Avenue.
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819 and 815 28th Street in Denver


The city deemed part of this building unsafe for habitation, and the residents were displaced after the building began to crack and shift. Part of the second story of this condo building fell off during a freak wind storm.

 

After working with the customers, an engineer, vendors, the Landmark Preservation Society, and numerous city officials, we started work. We took the entire outer brick wall down to the ground. We rebuilt the outer wall with historic salvaged brick, and tried to retain a historic look and quality to the new work. After we finished, we received final inspection and approval from the city. The customers were very happy with the final product, and it was satisfying to help them get back into their homes.

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3431 and 3433 South Broadway in Denver

We gave these two storefronts a complete facelift, including removing metal signage and paint from both storefronts, tuck-pointing, restoration cleaning, sealing, and installing new brick and stone. We uncovered an old hand-painted sign that read, "The Englewood Herald." We also did some restoration work on the Odd Fellows building next door. We were honored to receive a commendation on the quality of our work from the Mayor of Englewood.
 


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Masonry Repair

Proper masonry repair is an art form, and can take many years to master. A well executed repair should not stand out when it is completed. When possible, we use matching materials to complete our repairs, offering an ideal blend of old and new work that flow together. Our ability to match mortars, not just in color, but the correct mix according to the age of the structure, gives us a huge advantage in achieving an aesthetically pleasing repair job. A cracked or sinking structure can be overwhelming to a building or homeowner, but we able to offer unique and proven solutions for each challenge we are presented with. 

There are many factors that can damage masonry units, including weather, water, exposure, the freeze/thaw cycle, poorly done repairs, foundational issues, and improper drainage. It is important to realize that many cracks in masonry structures are caused by flaws in the foundation of the building. These flaws should be examined by a qualified professional to determine the best course of action.

If it’s necessary to replace cracked masonry units, including brick, concrete block, stone, or terra-cotta, it’s important to select the correct materials to use. Not only do you need an accurate size, you also need to match the color and style. Denver Masonry LLC’s professionals have many years of experience matching existing masonry materials and mortars. We have created our own unique mortar matching system over the years.
 

Simply matching the masonry unit is not enough. A well matched mortar helps blend the newly replaced masonry units into the surrounding structure. The type of mortar used is important especially when working on a historic or old masonry structure. New mortars can actually cause more harm than good when applied incorrectly to older brick homes and buildings. It is important to understand the original mix used on a structure, and to be able to recreate a matching mix. The highest compliment our customers can give us is when they are unable to detect the area we have repaired.

When extracting the damaged masonry units, there is a high danger of damaging the surrounding areas. Our craftsmen are highly trained and proficient with extraction, using old and modern techniques. 

Masonry repair can take many forms in our great city of Denver, Colorado. We rebuild sagging brick walls, repair damaged masonry walls hit by vehicles, rebuild chimneys, repair bowed out retaining walls, remove and replace masonry units on old historic buildings, rebuild sinking porches, and just about any other type of masonry and brick repair imaginable.
 
Masonry Restoration and Preservation

Masonry restoration can take many forms and involve many different aspects of the trade. Simply put, masonry restoration is: restoring a masonry structure to its former functionality and appearance. It can involve structural repairs and/or cosmetic work. We are oft
en hired to give and old building a face-lift, usually involving restoration cleaning the masonry surface of the building, removing the decades/century of staining, pollution, and grime from the buildings masonry facade. The face-lift can also include removing and replacing any damaged brick or masonry units from the building. Tuck-pointing or repointing is also often needed when restoring a building. Shifting and settling, weather, and exposure often play a big role in the deterioration of mortar joints. 

An often overlooked aspect of tuck-pointing is the given age and composition of the structure's mortar. It is important to match not just the color of mortar, but the mortar type. Is the mortar soft or hard? Is it lime putty or Type S cement? Is the aggregate large or fine? Would hydrated or hydraulic lime be better suited for the project? Modern day mortars are very hard when compared to the lime putty mixes used over a hundred years ago. Poorly done tuck-pointing can cause more harm than good to a masonry structure - it can actually accelerate the deterioration of a masonry building. It is important to blend compatible materials together to create a uniform restoration job.

Many decorative features used on older buildings are no longer produced, such as decorative terra-cotta features, sandstone carvings, ornate arches and ledges, and uniquely patterned designs such as egg and dart, or qua trefoils. These accoutrements add character and uniqueness to many of our buildings and homes in the Denver area/state of Colorado. Because of modern innovations and technology, we have access to products that allow use to recreate some of these historic features, when working from an intact sample. If only patching is required, we can do that too. 

Why settle for just an okay job? Let us go that extra mile for you and bring your building or home back to life.
 

Tuck-pointing or Repointing

What do you do if there are cracks in the mortar between your bricks? Or, what if parts of the mortar have been partially washed out by rain or snow? That area of your masonry wall needs to be tuck-pointed.

Let’s talk about the process of tuck-pointing. It is not enough to slop some mismatched mortar into the crack in your brick wall.

Once the area that needs repair is identified, a professional mason needs to carefully remove the mortar between the brickwork to a depth of ¾ to 1". Then, well-matched mortar is formulated to replace the old mortar. Many factors contribute to matching mortar, including the age of the existing mortar, the mortar type and mix, the aggregate used, the base color of the cement, and the tints used to acquire a match.
 
This process can take years to learn and is not easily mastered.

After formulating an accurate match, the mortar joints are carefully and cleanly filled using special equipment. Once the mortar is replaced, it’s necessary to tool the joints so they match the rest of the structure. Tooling can take many forms including, concaved joints, flat joints, cut joints, and joints aged with exposed aggregate. When tuck-pointing is done correctly, it matches the original work so closely that it’s not possible to tell where the repair occurred.

It is risky to trust just anyone to tuck-point your home or masonry structure. Denver Masonry LLC offers the highest quality tuck-pointing available, performed by experienced professionals.

Masonry Construction

There is a timeless aesthetic beauty to a well-crafted brick or stone home. Decorative masonry accoutrements including patios, walkways, BBQ pits, memorials, brick mailboxes and driveways, additionally enhance the appearance of a property. Whether you want an addition to your home bricked up or a masonry retaining wall designed for your front yard, Denver Masonry LLC’s masons can build it. We construct masonry walls from the bottom up; from the pouring of concrete footers to the cap on top of the wall.

Brick, block, and stone are very durable building materials that have been used for thousands of years. If managed properly, masonry will provide protection from the elements for many years to come.

Concrete

Concrete is one of the most durable and common products used in construction today. Able to cover large areas relatively inexpensively, it is often used for driveways, sidewalks and patios. If a high-quality of concrete was not used in the original construction however, the surface can erode and crack.

Denver Masonry LLC is able to remove cracked drives and sidewalks, form and then pour new ones, using the highest quality of materials. We also install concrete steps, slabs, and other smaller scale concrete projects.

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