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Chimney Repair in Cold Weather

Chimney Repair in Cold Weather

Yes, you will be told it’s not ideal to do chimney repairs when the weather is less than ideal. There are several reasons for this, the primary one is that mortars do not set properly when temperatures are lower. Another reason is safety, roofs...

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Brick Manufacturing

Brick Manufacturing

Sometimes I write things and there is a lot of information I can say about us and our involvement with the process, but brick manufacturing is a straightforward process. We use any of these style bricks and sometimes reused bricks as well. Bricks...

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Building Code History and It’s Importance

Building Code History and It’s Importance

Here is a little bit about the history of Masonry Building Codes and How We Fit into It, with a lot of acronyms. The American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) are the two organizations that are most...

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The Basics of Stone

The Basics of Stone

Stone is a green building product. It's all natural and environmentally friendly. We can use it as a building product for either structural or veneer applications. Someone can reuse stone very easily as well which adds to its green characteristics....

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The Basics of Mortar

The Basics of Mortar

The primary component of all masonry is mortar. Mortar is a mixture of sand, lime, and cement. That is really all there is to mortar. See my story could end, but mortar is so much more interesting than this. There are 5 commonly used mortar types,...

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Chimney Cap Repair – The Key To It All

Chimney Cap Repair – The Key To It All

Chimneys typically display deterioration from the top down. The concrete cap or crown is at the very top of the chimney serves to protect the composite structure below. On a masonry chimney, the concrete chimney cap is commonly the first component...

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Smoke in House

Smoke in House

Why does smoke come down our chimney? We’re wondering if you could look at our chimney for problems with venting.  I can tell you we’ve had several opinions on how to fix it and you were referred by __ who told us you’d be...

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Masonry Tools Basics

Masonry Tools Basics

Many people don't know the basics about tools used in masonry, so we've put together a little FAQ's section to help explain the very basics about some of our tools.

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Fun to Make Chimney Repair Video

Fun to Make Chimney Repair Video

Dayco General knows value of quality chimney repair in Minnesota. Water intrusion is usually one of the major causes of chimney deterioration due to our severe winter weather. Whether your chimney needs minor repairs, masonry repairs, or possibly a...

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Client Testimonial

"Dayco is very professional. They took a picture of our chimney, showed us exactly what they would do to repair it, and their work came out perfectly. They also went above and beyond the call of duty, taking care of a leak that wasn’t connected to their chimney repair." -Ken Anderson, Golden Valley
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