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Good Morning to you all and a very happy Monday to you.  Thanksgiving is a scant three days away and my wife has already started prepping for our trip to her folks house on Thursday.  I hope it is a warm and loving time for you, wherever you happen to spend the Holiday.

We turn our attention now to patio brick, or actually, any brick that happens to be outside the home.  Most of the brick we see looks like the example in the picture above.  It’s on the ground and it takes a beating.  For one thing, you can see that it is laid in close proximity to the sprinklers and as the hard water underground gets

Many of our clients have fountains in their yards which give off the gentle sound of running water and make a rather nice addition to the atmosphere.  The problem is that over time, the minerals in the water build up on the surface of the fountain leaving white lines that detract from the appearance.  You may have seen this, or experienced it for yourself.  It looks something like this:

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This is a perfect opportunity to use dustless blasting and remove the buildup, making the fountain look like it just came out of the box.  Also, I don’t think most fountains come in boxes but it’s a figure of speech right?  Here’s midway through the project and you can already see a dramatic difference:

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Not bad for a first pass eh?  It’s amazing what the dustless blaster can do and we have found that it is perfectly suited for jobs like this.  Here’s the finished product:

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If you, your friends, family or neighbors have fountains in their yards, give us a call and we can talk to them about it.  It’s a great way to give your house a little pick-me-up before the holidays and it’s very affordable.  Until next time – cheers! sprayed onto the brick, it leaves minerals behind that cling to the surface.  Remember that brick is porous, so things have a tendency to soak down into it a little bit.

Often times brick is sealed and coated at the time of installation.  This is done to protect it from the elements but as time goes on, the sealers will start to fail and that can also lead to a white haze that appears on the brick.  However, as you may have guessed, we have the solution to this problem.

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The Top Left Corner.  The patented top left corner.  For some reason when we do test sections, 9 times out of 10 it’s the top left corner.  You’re guess is as good as mine.  However, that is beside the point.  The point is it looks awesome.  The brick’s natural color has a chance to come out and it’s far less cloudy than it’s untreated brothers.

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As the test section finishes drying, you can see what the finished product will look like.  Not bad eh?  I know there are way too many good shows on T.V. these days to spend much time in your backyard but the next time you are out there, take a look at the brick or concrete below your feet and ask yourself if it could use a little brightening up.  We would love to help!  Cheers!