Services

My specialty is Masonry Restoration.

See the Before and After tab for pictures that describe these.

The work I do includes:

  • Brick replacement: Selectively removing bricks where they have failed and replacing them with a suitable match.
  • Tuck pointing: Restoring mortar (grout) between bricks, blocks and stone. Tinting the mortar and contouring it to look like the original work so it doesn’t stand out when it is done.
  • Crack repairs: Removing cracks and tinting the mortar to blend with the original in colour and style.
  • Chimney work: This entails correcting a host of problems that can arise with a chimney. From replacing parts, to full rebuilds. Removing chimney’s and capping them off. To augmenting them to save on expenses.
  • Window sill repair or replacement: Changing out select deteriorated bricks with reclaimed or matching bricks to bring it back to life.      Full window sill replacement with all new bricks, adding lush stone sills or adding custom-made concrete sills to order.
  • Parging: Adding a cementitious coating to different aspects of brick, block, stone and concrete surfaces.
  • Block replacement: selectively removing and replacing damaged blocks.
  • Concrete Repair: coating concrete steps and walkways with a premium patching material.
  • Concrete Slab Leveling (non commercial jobs – small residential pads): assessing and solving problems with slabs and correcting these.
  • And many other specialties.

Please refer to the “Before and After” tab to see pictures that explain the above terms.

Canada’s winters can be downright nasty and Summers blisteringly hot. Therefore, Mother Nature gives man made structures a very hard time. And so, brick, stone, block and concrete structures need maintenance from time to time.

Additionally, inferior workmanship and lack of ingenuity sometimes plays a roll in these matters and unfortunately the work needs to be readdressed.

Commonly structures need repairs to restore aesthetics and function.

Sometimes bricks retain too much moisture and crack apart or erode.

Chimney’s are ever beaten by the weather and eventually need to be taken down and rebuilt. Sometimes they become unneeded and can be shortened or capped off.

Whatever your restoration needs, I am sure I can help, even if it is simply to steer you in the right direction to handle your specific needs.

Email Shane for a free consultation! Shane@oakemasonry.ca