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Why Repointing Masonry is Key to a Healthy Structure

Why Repointing Masonry is Key to a Healthy Structure

Why Repointing? Repointing is the act of renewing mortar joints in a masonry building. This is most common if you want to spiff up the look of your building or there are deteriorating joints that are causing concerning damage. Weather and father time may cause mortar...

Why Seamless Floors Over Traditional?

Why Seamless Floors Over Traditional?

When choosing the right floor for your needs you should always look at the bigger picture. There are many different types of flooring options that offer various colors and styles but finding a floor that offers the right design, meets one’s performance standards and...

Plant Growth and its Effects on Masonry

Plant Growth and its Effects on Masonry

Does your masonry building have fungi or plant growth? Do you ever wonder what these biological growths can do to your masonry building? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then this is the article for you. Biological growths can come in many different...

A Safety Point Of View

A Safety Point Of View

It’s not very often I have the pleasure of witnessing our masonry restoration crew hard at work repointing brick right from my office window.  As I watch the restoration process on the old brick building, which has been exposed to many harsh New England winters,...

Polished Concrete’s Competitive Advantages are Surfacing:

Polished Concrete’s Competitive Advantages are Surfacing:

Learn the competitive advantages and why public facilities are choosing polished concrete as a more logical flooring choice over other types of flooring. Polished concrete flooring offers many benefits: Easy Maintenance & Longer Service Life- Polished concrete...

Act Before “The Blood Drips”

Act Before “The Blood Drips”

Live Safely all Day - Every Day It’s no secret that masonry construction is one of the most demanding and dangerous of jobs, with a high possibility for work-related injuries. Since 1948, Hascall & Hall has been assisting in the preservation of some of the most...

Dealing with Unexepected Delays

Dealing with Unexepected Delays

Dealing with Unexpected Delays What to do when Murphy ’s Law rears its ugly head during a restoration or repurposing project? Murphy’s ugly Law states that – “whatever can go wrong will, and most likely at the worst possible time”.  Restoration and repurposing...

Protect And Prevent by Empowering the “Troops”

Protect And Prevent by Empowering the “Troops”

A number of  years ago Hascall & Hall formed a safety committee encompassing individuals in management and other members of our team, which we fondly refer to as the “troops;” those guys in the field doing the hard work day in and day out. It’s obvious that a...

Hit the Ground Safely

Hit the Ground Safely

Working safely on the job, thus avoiding injuries should be part every worker’s daily activities.  For seasoned veterans in the workforce, safety is undoubtedly second nature.  But what about the “newbies” who are inexperienced in the type of work performed in the...

Why is Safety Training Important?

Why is Safety Training Important?

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), since its inception in 1971, the workplace fatality rate has been reduced by 62 percent and occupational injury and illness rates have dropped by 42 percent. While those are impressive...

Three Tips to Avoid Outgassing

Three Tips to Avoid Outgassing

Brad Smolin Outgassing, Carbon Dioxide, & Bubbles In the flooring business, carbon dioxide (CO2) often gathers in a place where the air is still. While the gas itself is odorless and invisible to the human eye, the impact of carbon dioxide on an epoxy flooring...