Table of Contents
Volume 47, Number 5
Masonry Cleaning: The Low Down on Clean Down
Masonry cleaning is the last step in the masonry building process. Cleaning is a task that creates an overall impression of your work. If the job is cleaned properly, then it is usually seen as a good job. Masonry looks at cleaning equipment and how to stay on top of equipment maintenance.
Concrete Block Trends
Masonry takes a look at the durability, maintenance, cost, efficiency, flexibility and safety of block. What does the market warrant today in the way of block, and what’s out there to meet those needs? We’ll examine this vibrant part of the masonry industry.
Consulting: Bringing in an Expert
The challenges of running one’s own company range from considerations on the jobsite to know-how in the “back office” of a business. Experts are available for every need mason contractors have, from understanding workers’ comp. insurance to choosing the best accounting or bookkeeping software. Learn to recognize when and where you need help.
- 67June 2013 Cleaning Building a First-Class Masonry Cleaning Operation A Weeler Masonry project in Cheyenne, Wyo., showcasing their cleaning work. By Randy Weil Since 1973, Unique Industries has manufactured masonry cleaning systems. Our patented technology was originally developed by a mason who knew there had to be a better way…
- 55June 2009 Cleaning Side Story: Case Study: Masonry Cleaning in Action By Randy Weil and Rick Swanson Challenge: Improving Efficiency and Quality in Masonry Cleaning Masonry Company: Swanson Masonry Inc. in St. Louis, Mo.; Rick Swanson, President Equipment: Kem-O-Kleen K-3003/12 Masonry Cleaning System Swanson Masonry Inc. is a well-established, award-winning…
- 54August 2015 As a skilled labor shortage in the masonry industry continues to frustrate, we are reminded in this article of why the masonry trade is such a viable option for young people today. Masonry is an indispensable trade. Without working masons to construct important new buildings and perform needed…
- 53May 2008 Block New looks, recycled materials and fast installation systems define today's block. By Brett Martin Concrete block has long been a popular and reliable building product for homes and buildings across the country. Now, block — or the concrete masonry unit (CMU) — is getting an aesthetic makeover,…