Masonry: Deal with masons as solid as brick!
Whether you need a masonry contractor for a renovation or new construction, we can help you identify the best for your project and get competitive quotes you can trust.
Although masonry is known for its amazing qualities (structural reinforcement and weather protection), problems can still occur over time.
If you have noticed changes in the brick or stone on your property such as crumbling mortar, cracks, bricks or broken stones, it is better to act to prevent water infiltration. If you have a bulging masonry wall, which is referred to as a frost boil, it is urgent to have it fixed before the wall collapses.
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For any type of work or masonry renovation to be done, we have 360° Verified Masons perfect for your project. In fact, we're so proud of them that we'll even show you their verification report before you meet them.
Properly installing, repairing or restoring your masonry according to state of the art methods will prevent future deterioration. It'll also make your property more attractive while increasing its resale value:
- A brick or stone exterior adds value to your property with a harmonious look.
- If the exterior walls of your property are not in good condition, the masonry of your building could present damages to your property.
Laying brick, stone or concrete block
Whether for a new home or to give a new look to your existing home, bricklaying or laying an artificial or natural stone can completely change the look of your property. The facade of your house could be changed to the point where your friends might not recognize it. A skilled bricklayer or mason can make all the difference, especially if your house is lit by the roof overhang to enhance it.
Repairs or frequent restorations by a mason:
Redo the mortar joints of a brick wall or stones (repointing)
If you need to have your brick or stone wall repointed (yes, that's the word, even if you're looking for "rejointing" or "rejointed"), it's important to know that the mortar must be first scraped on a depth of two to two and a half times the thickness of the joint. So it's not a small task. The mortar must be removed from both adjacent masonry surfaces and cleaned. It is only then that it is possible to refill the joints using a mortar compatible with the masonry element in place and with the existing mortar.
Replace crumbled bricks
If you have bricks that have deteriorated over time to the point of being crumbled, they will have to be replaced because they are no longer strong enough to be reinstalled and perform their function.
Repairing a bulge out of a brick wall
If you have your brick or stone wall inflated, you are probably struggling with a frost boil. This is a common masonry problem caused by water seepage into the mortar joints of a brick or stone wall that causes the masonry to become detached from the building structure over time. This is a problem to be resolved as quickly as possible to avoid escalating repair costs. A frost boil is often discovered too late and the wall must be completely redone. See our article on frost boils on our renovation blog.
Bricking or installation of an interior stone wall for aesthetic purposes
Whether for a fireplace mantel or a wall of an apartment, brick or stone coverings are noble materials that go through the test of time.
- Construction or repair of retaining walls
- Chimney repairs
- Repairing the plaster
- Window sill replacement
- Replacement of lintels or I-beams
- Enlargement or reduction of openings (doors and windows)
- Construction of stone or brick ramps
- Laying decorative stones
- Decorative walls and stone columns
If respecting the architectural heritage is at the heart of your concerns, by passion or obligation, we have companies specializing in heritage masonry that will meet your expectations.
Renovating properties with older masonry requires the expertise of a certified mason, who specializes in brick and stone repair and restoration. The qualified mason/contractor will identify the damage caused by age, weather conditions and water. He will be able to restore your brick or your stone elements.
The guidance of an advisor throughout your project
Your Reno-Assistance renovation advisor can recommend the right resources to carry out your masonry project at the best possible price. And since the rating of the masons we recommend is based on the satisfaction of previous customers, you will be assured that the masons that will be recommended to you generally satisfy their clientele.
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Reno-Assistance's Advisors can also provide you with an estimate of the cost of your project based on their experience on thousands of projects.
Our renovation advisors are here to help you, at no cost and no obligation!
Our advisors, who have thousands of projects of experience since 2010, can help you plan your project. Whether you are repairing an existing masonry problem or starting construction on a new property, Reno-Assistance can help you! We'll find a qualified professional masonry contractor, free of charge. We have a network of contractors who have our 360° Verified seal of approval. This ensures they'll be best suited to handle your project. They all have a large number of satisfied customers to prove it.
When you contact Reno-Assistance, one of our experienced renovation advisors will review your masonry project with you. Then, they'll send you up to three masons who are perfect for your project. When you receive their quotes, your advisor will analyze them with you, helping you choose the best quote for you and your budget.