Brick and Masonry
Many cities, like Fort Worth, Irving, Southlake and Mesquite now require that free-standing signs be covered in masonry materials.
This can be accomplished with actual brick and mortar or with faux stone panels installed over a metal framework.
Each method has its advantages and disadvantages.
Come to our Showroom and compare actual masonry to faux panels and EFIS.
Foundations and Brickwork
However, we employ our own masons to totally construct turn-key signs. This is usually much more convenient for our customers because we are totally responsible for engineering, permitting, manufacturing and installing the signs. We procure the stone. We form the foundation.
Have you ever noticed all the unleveled Monument signs, and signs with cracks or stones falling off? We recognize that the foundation of a good sign is a good foundation. We routinely form our foundation three-times thicker than most, and incorporate pier-holes at each corner. With signs, image is everything.
Maybe the most important aspect of a sign built with actual brick and mortar is that it is easily repairable. Things seem to happen to commercial signs in parking lots.
Maybe the most important positive realization of a customer that had us totally construct their sign is that we know what we are doing and the sign can later be serviced. Unlike many, we do not close-off the ability to later service the sign when we install the brick-work!
Faux Stone Brick
Even most buildings are finished with faux stone above the first floor.
We have the ability to manufacture the sign with a stucco, brick, stone, or aggregate exterior faux finish that will fool a mason.
It is strong, durable, weatherproof, and meets fire code.
It is installed over a metal frame, engineered to withstand a 100 mph wind.
It, too, is repairable. However, repairs are more involved and usually more expensive.
Mowing pads must be significant because weed-eaters and lawn-mowers can damage faux panels.
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