Denver Masonry, LLC 

DRepairBuildRestore                      720-329-4610
     
denvermasonry1@hotmail.com                                                 Restoring Denver one brick at a time.

Denver Masonry LLC Restoration and Repair Projects 2014: 
Church in Cherry Creek: Full Masonry Restoration

In the summer of 2014 we performed a full masonry restoration on this beautiful property. Our restoration included: Tuck-pointing all sides of the building where it was needed, stone patching, brick replacement, restoration cleaning, and masonry sealing. It was such an honor to help bring this beautiful old building back to life. 

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Denver Masonry LLC Restoration and Repair Projects 2014: 
 3601 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204

We were contracted by an investor to give this hundred year old building a face lift. The building was painted with an obnoxious yellow paint. We stripped multiple layers of paint from the front facade and were pleased to find beautiful glazed brick fully intact underneath. There are some beautiful green tile in the corners of the dark brick border patterns and white terracotta accent pieces in the upper corners of the parapet wall. We tuck-pointed the front facade as it was needed to top it off and give it a complete 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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Denver Masonry LLC Restoration and Repair Projects 2012: 
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 was rusting and expanding causing the brick to crack and pieces of it to fall off. We toothed out the brick work and removed the rusted rebar from the cells. We then reinstalled matching brick and caulked the cold joints on the repaired corners of the building. It was an interesting project and we were glad to work on it. 

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Denver Masonry LLC Restoration and Repair Projects: 

The Icehouse 1801 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202


Our firm is used almost on a yearly basis to help maintain this awesome historic building in Denver, CO. We are often called upon to repoint many of the interior brick walls and to perform routine masonry maintenance on the exterior of the building. Recently we were contracted to work on the South exterior elevation of the building. We repointed the South elevation as needed, including the stone work at the base of the wall. We used a high lime mortar mix to do so. We patched the orange sandstone at the base of the wall with a custom high lime patch material where needed. We also replaced several brick with salvaged historic brick. It is always an honor to help keep such a beautiful old building in good shape.

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Denver Masonry LLC Restoration and Repair Projects 2012
: Wazee Wireworks Lofts 1441 Wazee Street  Denver, CO. 
Our firm tuck-pointed various areas of the building, patched stone sills, and replaced damaged brick with historic salvaged brick before it was painted.

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Denver Masonry LLC Restoration and Repair Projects 2011
: The Left Bank Lofts at 1301 Wazee Street in Denver, CO
During the summer of 2011, Denver Masonry was hired to patch the deteriorating exposed concrete beams of this building as well as other repairs. We tinted the patch material to blend in with the aged look of the existing concrete. Our firm tuck-pointed various areas of the building, installed caulking in the buildings cold joints, and replaced damaged brick with historic salvaged brick.
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Denver Masonry LLC Restoration and Repair Projects:  The Argonaut building at 233 E. Colfax in Denver, Colorado. 
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, color matching, etc. We removed and replaced about two thousand damaged brick on the store front elevation, and removed, fabricated, and replaced about thirty or forty 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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Denver Masonry LLC Restoration and Repair Projects 2010
: 3431 and 3433 South Broadway in Denver, Colorado.
We gave these two storefronts a complete face lift, including: removing metal signage, paint removal from both storefronts, tuck-pointing, restoration cleaning, sealing, new brick work, and stonework. To our excitement we found an old hand painted sign that said: "The Englewood Herald", after removing the metal work from one of the storefronts. We also did some restoration work on the Odd Fellows building next door. After our work was completed we even received a compliment on our quality of work from the Mayor of Englewood. 
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Denver Masonry LLC Restoration and Repair Projects 2011: 819 and 815 28th Street in Denver, Colorado.
The city of Denver 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 entire outer wall with historic salvaged brick, and tried our best to retain a historic look and quality to the new work. After we finished, we received our 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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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 flows 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 that we are presented with. 

There are many factors that can damage masonry units, things like: weather, water, exposure, the freeze thaw cycle, poorly done repairs, foundational issues, and poor drainage to name a few. 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, which can include 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 in 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 will help to blend the newly replaced masonry units into the surrounding structure. The type of mortar used is of the utmost importance 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.

Also, 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 chimney's, 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 it's former functionality and appearance. It can involve structural repairs and/or cosmetic work. We are often hired to give and old building a face lift. This usually involves restoration cleaning the masonry surface of the building, thus removing the decades or a 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 re pointing 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 structures 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 often 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 being produced these days, 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 are the things that add character and uniqueness to many of our buildings and homes found in the Denver area and the state of Colorado. B
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. Or perhaps 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 Re-pointing

 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 inch. 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 then necessary to tool the joints so that 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 the 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 and it’s performed by experienced professionals.

Masonry Consruction

There is a timeless aesthetic beauty to a well-crafted brick or stone home. Decorative masonry accoutrement's, 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, and we construct masonry walls from the bottom up; from the pouring of our own concrete footers all the way 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 hundreds of years to come.

Concrete

Concrete is one of the most durable and common products used in construction today. Able to cover large areas inexpensively, it is often used for driveways, sidewalks and patios. If a high-quality of concrete was’t 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 concrete projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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