Lonestar Masonry Repair Blog

German Smear: Old Technique, New Look


Posted On: June 7, 2024

Is your home in dire need of a unique but classy makeover? Are you looking for new ways to level up the design and look of your exterior brick? Let us introduce to you the German smear technique. The German Smear or Schmear, finish is a type of mortar …

The Importance of Professional Brick and Mortar Repair for Maintaining Structural Integrity


Posted On: May 9, 2024

Brick and mortar are essential components of many buildings, providing strength, durability, and aesthetic appeal. Over time, however, these materials can deteriorate due to factors such as weathering, moisture, and age. When left untreated, damaged br …

Brick Repair and Preservation


Posted On: March 27, 2024

Weathering of brick reveals signs of wear, with some bricks and mortar succumbing to sulfate attack. Predicting the 5-year durability of a specific brick group remains challenging despite current testing methods. Brick and mortar failure often occurs i …

Brick and Mortar Repair


Posted On: March 12, 2024

Lonestar Masonry Repair specializes in evaluating and repairing brick cracks, mortar cracks, and foundation corner cracks. Clients often inquire about the warranty or guarantee on our workmanship for repairs. The occurrence of mortar, brick, or foundat …

Masonry Brick Decorative Finishes – Selling Your Home for Top Dollars


Posted On: February 13, 2024

Choosing the right decorative wash for your home can greatly enhance its curb appeal and give it a fresh, modern look. Two popular options to consider are German smear and slurry wash. German smear is a technique where a mixture of mortar and portland …

The Importance of Professional Brick and Mortar Repair


Posted On: December 1, 2023

When it comes to brick and mortar repair, it is crucial to rely on the expertise of professionals. Here’s why: Quality Workmanship: Professional brick and mortar repair specialists from Lonestar Masonry Repair have the knowledge, skills, and experience …

Professional Masonry Repair Services


Posted On: November 10, 2023

Are you in need of professional masonry repair services? With years of experience and a team of skilled craftsmen, Lonestar Masonry Repair are the go-to choice for all your masonry repair needs. At Lonestar Masonry Repair, we understand the importance …

Fixing Bad Mortar and Brick Repair


Posted On: September 7, 2023

Here is an example of bad mortar repair and matching but Lonestar Masonry Repair was able to fix and match perfectly. Always choose a professional when repairing your brick and mortar problems. ✅ Proper brick and mortar repair is essential for maintain …

Essential Brick Chimney Repair Guide: Preserving the Heart of Your Home


Posted On: August 18, 2023

Your brick chimney is not just an architectural feature; it serves a vital role in your home’s ventilation system. Over time, however, exposure to the elements can cause wear and tear, leading to various issues such as crumbling mortar, water leaks, an …

German Smear


Posted On: August 16, 2023

Looking to add a unique and eye-catching finish to your masonry? Consider German smear, a decorative technique that can transform the look of your exterior walls or fireplace. German smear involves applying a mortar mixture to the surface of the masonr …