May 2008 Table of Contents

Words: Dan KamysTable of Contents

May 2008 Volume 47, Number 5

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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.

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS For the Record President's Message Making The Grade New Products MCAA Marketing Report Legal Issues Full Contact Project Management Classified Advertising

Comparison of Laying Brick Versus Block

Brick and CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) are two commonly used materials in masonry. As a mason, it is important to understand the similarities, differences, pros, and cons of both materials, as well as the variations in layout and measurement techniques, mo

Westlake Royal Building Products™ to Showcase Be Boundless™ Campaign, Top Industry Trends and New Product Innovations at Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC)

HOUSTON (June 18, 2024) — Westlake Royal Building Products™ (Westlake Royal), a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), will showcase its Be Boundless™ campaign, top industry trends and new product innovations at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in Anahe

Bringing Bricks Back To Life with BrickRecyc

BrickRecyc, a machine that removes old mortar from bricks, was invented by three entrepreneurs from Quebec in 2021. Tommy Bouillon, David Dufour, and Hugo Cartier were the innovation's source. The invention emerged out of necessity. Tommy Bouillon, head o

Are Your Employees Safe While Working In Hot Weather?

As the temperatures rise outside during summer months, so do the risks that employees working in hot conditions may be harmed by the dangerous effects it can have. Exposure to high temperatures can be deadly. It’s your responsibility as a business owner