Masonry Contractors to Masonry Repair
Alamo Masonry Repair (AMR) began as a local masonry contractor performing new construction and specializing in custom stone works building patios, waterfalls, archways, retaining walls, fireplaces, and other new masonry structures including brick and stone homes and commercial block buildings with brick and stone veneer. Around '97 or '98 Alamo Masonry Repair started to lean away from the new construction and specialize in repair of masonry cracks and damage as we saw the need for masonry repair services that focused on the details and made a true effort to do masonry repair right, and not just a patch over the cracks. When we specialized in masonry repair, we changed our name to this focus. As with any major transition, it was not easy focusing on masonry repair. We had a lot to learn.
Matching Mortar for Masonry Repair
We quickly realized that there was far more to matching mortar for masonry repair than just adding some pigment to color the mortar. What we found is that most mortars had faded or darkened from their base tone of grey or white. This seemed easy enough to compensate and perform the masonry repairs, but we quickly found problems with the masonry repair industry standard of mixing some from a bag of grey mortar and some from a bag of white mortar to adjust this tone. While the blending of grey and white is the only way to match this tone, Alamo Masonry Repair learned that we could not do this with the pre-mixed bags of mortar without changing the ratio of binding materials and mortar type. This was evident in changes of color and hardness in one batch to the next on the same masonry repair project where we knew that we had measured the exact same amounts from each container.
When we found this, we began research into how this could happen, and the answer was simple. The binding materials have dramatically different weights, and when placed into a bucket and vibrated in transport, these materials separated into layers inside the bucket that we could not see. These studies led us into other research to better improve the industry of masonry repair, but we identified that to blend the grey and white tones you must mix the binding materials in proper proportions for the mortar type ratio on your own and not use pre-mixed bags to blend.
As Alamo Masonry Repair (AMR) continued to research, I was reminded of my formal studies in chemistry and lab works. I had finally found a way to apply the things learned in school to the career I grew up in.
Masonry Repair Services
Alamo Masonry Repair began offering mortar analysis and matching services to our customers to accurately identify the mortar type and compressive strength of their mortar in addition to the color matching services. Over the next ten years, we became not only the first to specialize in nothing but masonry repair, but as we gained competition, we became the most trusted name in masonry repair due to the practice of matching mortars completely and the professional masonry repair services we provided.
While the goal of Alamo Masonry Repair was to provide quality masonry repair, we also wanted to improve the industry and provide all customers the highest level of quality for masonry repair, and realized this was not possible on our own. We could only train so many crews to do masonry repair the right way. So in an effort to reach more customers and provide them the best in masonry repair, we opened our lab services to our competitors and homeowners. This quickly took hold, but it began to create a conflict to compete in the local masonry repair industry.
Masonry Repair in Dallas Fort Worth
This led Alamo Masonry Repair to change our name to AMR Labs, release our masonry repair training manual and bags of custom made premixed pointing mortar to the public, and step back and out of onsite masonry repair services allowing us to provide AMR products and services nationally. We have leased our website for local masonry repair in the Dallas Fort Worth area to a young promising business that seems to put forth the effort to providing high quality masonry repair services and competitive pricing.
For masonry repair services in the Dallas Fort Worth area, visit: http://dfwbrickrepair.com and request an estimate.
We provide testing and matching masonry repair services across the U.S.
1525 Corona Dr.
Granbury, TX 76048
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Brick Repair Products
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Brick Repair Products Training Videos
Brick Repair Guide (Click for more information)
This is the best and most complete do it yourself guide to brick repair. Written by the leading expert in this field. It will help you to locate replacement bricks if needed, determine which materials are needed, how to match your mortar, and more.
Mortar Matching (Click for more information and Pricing.)
Mortar Matching - Mortar analysis for brick repair/tuck point mortar to analyze samples from your project and determine their relative hardness (crushing pressures), base tone, dye tones, and color & grade of sand.
"Alamo Certified Mortar Matches" - "The First Step to Quality Repairs .
Samples of your mortar are Lab Tested and your mortar color is matched.
* Our mortar blends meet the required testing standards (ASTM C91 and are ASTM C270 compliant) as set forth by the ASTM standard for their specific type and function. Only Alamo Masonry Repair Products deliver the quality you deserve.
Pre-Matched Mortars (Click for more information)
Pre-Matched Mortars require mortar analysis testing and are matched to the samples provided for your project. These are completely custom mortars.
Order bags of mortar mix pre-matched to your formula.
Just add your local sand and water.
Each box contains 2 bags of mortar.
$70.00 per box and get a perfect job every time.
* Do-It-Yourself or Get the mix for your contractor of choice. Either option will get the job done right, but only Pre-Matched Mortars can make it happen.
Don't guess at your mortar match. Get it certified and lab tested.
Only proper testing labs are qualified to approve the mixing of mortars to meet the ASTM standards (C91 and C270 compliant).
All Pre-Matched Products are custom made to order.
Tuck-Point Mortars (Click for more information)
To order our semi-custom mortars, or get more information click Tuck-Point Mortars. These Tuck-Point Mortars are available in 5 different base tones, and allow you to more easily match your own mortar's dye tones.
Each box contains 2 bags of mortar.
Just add sand and water.
You can buy copies of the same training videos and training manual that we use for our training purposes. Now you can do these repairs like a professional. These videos and guide will save you time and money. Each are available to download directly to your computer and access immediately. The Brick Repair Guide is in a printable format for easier access as a reference. Play any of these videos using your media player and the guide opens with Adobe.
(Click each for more information)
Firebox Repair Video
Brick Repair Video
Brick Replacement Video
Mixing Mortar Video
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