Repairing masonry is not something that homeowners can do themselves. It is a good idea to hire a professional company like On The Spot to assess your home, and to carry out simple or complex masonry and restoration projects. We install and repair walkways, steps, driveways, retaining walls, chimneys, and pavers. You can view our masonry gallery here.
Projects that require professional masons include the following:
Tuck pointing or re-pointing cracked masonry is something that requires a professional company. Our company will assess and carry out stonework, stone patching or replacement, brick repairs, masonry cracks, wall repairs, water masonry and caulking of different masonry surfaces. The professionals you hire will also assess historic stuccos and brick surfaces and provide detailed help on how to restore it to its once pristine condition.
Older buildings and homes frequently face problems with deteriorating chimneys. Damaged chimneys can cause ventilation and other problems. A good masonry repair company will assess the roof, fireplace and chimney, and bring them back up to code.
Repairing cracked masonry is slightly more complicated that just patching broken spots. Structural engineers and masons usually work together to assess the strength of the cracked blocks and suggest supportive overhead work or replacements, in case they are required.
It is easy to waterproof your masonry walls, driveways or patios in order to ensure that they do not get waterlogged and damaged. A professional masonry company will help you with the same.
Bricks and masonry, found on the exterior of several homes, tend to fade with time. Pressure cleaning or sandblasting of these surfaces helps remove stains and retain the original characteristics of the work.
New Masonry Projects
For new masonry projects, it is a good idea to consult with a company that has at least 5 - 10 years of experience in the masonry field. The company you hire will design, plan and construct your project according to your requirements. Of course, the budget and time frame will vary according to the project you have in mind and the company you have chosen.