We have been caring for the beautiful buildings of Chicago for nearly 30 years. Our expertise in brickwork and masonry has helped to maintain this city’s charm and improved its homes, offices, churches, and stores. Whether your masonry project is large or small, or if you need brick replacement or masonry repair, our dedicated team can help, always sure to do it once, and do it right.
Chicago weather makes national news, and the mortar and brickwork feel the brunt of it. That’s why tuckpointing in Chicago is so important—to keep buildings safe and sound (and stunning) year round. No matter the wear and tear, our mortar repointing can restore each building to its original luster.
Mortar isn’t the only thing that gets damaged by Chicago winters — bricks can absorb moisture and become weathered by extreme temperatures, leading to spalling and cracked surfaces, and deteriorating complications down the line.
Steel lintel replacement in Chicago is a vital necessity. When these load bearing structures warp and corrode, they jeopardize the architectural integrity of the wall it supports. If you suspect any problems with a lintel or i-beam structure, we can assess the situation, and fix it in a manner that improves its life considerably.
Chimney repair is never just about aesthetics—it is first and foremost a safety issue. Bricks can come loose and endanger passers-by, and there can also be masonry problems within, affecting the operation of fireplaces. Always opt to have your chimney inspected if you suspect there to be any kind of problem.
Surfaces can accumulate a lot of dirt, debris, moss, and mold which cries out for a thorough round of power washing. When doing further masonry projects, surfaces are not always work-ready, and our pressure washing procedure can help prep our work beforehand, and leave you with a clean, beautiful surface after the job is done. We also use sandblasting to help with paint removal.
No one wants to read the Chicago Building Code. It’s lengthy, it’s detailed, and let’s just say it’s not much of a page-turner. Here, we will sum up the basics and let you in on some of the most useful tips for homeowners to avoid a violation when in the midst of a construction project. The easiest way to avoid a building code violation in Chicago…
Regardless if a wall is built from stone or bricks, mortar is still going to be used in both cases in order to fill the visible joints on its face. Generally, this is the same mortar that was used for joining the building material. The scope of these face joints is to not only protect the wall from the elements, but they also give it a very nice finish. However, while professionals can…
When it comes to glass block windows, they are generally composed of a certain number of modular, single blocks made out of glass that are set with mortar in the opening of a masonry or maybe a wood wall. However, sooner or later one or more of these glass blacks can break, get scratched, or develop cracks.