EDMAR Corporation Masonry Services and Service Areas in Chicago and Surrounding Suburbs

EDMAR Corporation Masonry has been providing its services to the majority of Chicago area and surrounding suburbs. Within Chicago only, there are 77 officially designated community areas with a variety of masonry structures that require regular maintenance.

However, the amount of masonry work varies a lot between the areas due to building structure types. You’ll find many Chicago community areas where siding clad homes dominate, and the only masonry element is the property’s chimney, sometimes porch, or partially exposed foundation.

The same applies to the Chicago surrounding suburbs where, in many areas, siding clad homes percentage is significantly higher than those even partially clad with brick or other masonry materials.

Although rebuilding / repairing / restoring vertical masonry surfaces is our main line of service but we also provide other services within our service areas.  Please check the list of our services with brief explanation of each one, and follow the list of areas we’re providing those services directly below.

Tuckpointing and Mortar Joints Repair Services

  • We remove loose mortar from the joints by chiseling them clean.
  • Dust and debris particles will be removed by brushing, rinsing with water or blowing the mortar joint with air.
  • Joints will be damped prior to tuckpointing to make sure that the new mortar mix bonds adequately to the existing joint and surface.
  • Open joints will be filled with mortar, shaped and pigmented to match existing as close as possible, and excess scraped from the surface.

Repointing Services

  • We grind and chisel out mortar up to 1/2”-3/4” depth and wire brush joints to get all of the crumbs out.
  • Joints will be damped prior to repointing to make sure that the new mortar mix bonds adequately to the existing joint and surface.
  • Open joints will be filled with mortar, shaped and pigmented to match existing as close as possible, and excess scraped from the surface.

Parapet Wall Rebuilding Services

  • We remove existing limestone or clay tile coping, which is cleaned, stored, and then re-installed over the new parapet wall / limestone will be installed over new flashing.
  • Any coping damaged by us during dismantling process is always replaced at no additional charge. Coping that was cracked or damaged before parapet wall dismantling (we provide pictures if necessary) can be reinstalled as is, or replaced upon your approval at additional cost.
  • We remove existing roof flashing along the parapet wall and new flashing is installed by a professional roofing contractor.
  • Inside wythes of the parapet wall are usually dismantled to the roof level, and are rebuilt with existing bricks in good condition and reclaimed Chicago Common Brick. 
  • Outside wythe of the parapet wall is dismantled as low as necessary below coping. Existing brick in good condition is reused / unsalvageable bricks are replaced with brick matching the color and texture of the existing as closely as possible.

Lintel Replacement Above Masonry Wall Openings (such as doors or windows) Services

  • We cut into the mortar lines between the bricks and/or blocks above the compromised lintel, remove them along with the corroded lintel, and insert supporting props if necessary. Unless the wall above compromised lintel requires rebuilding, we only remove enough bricks and/or blocks (above and both sides of the lintel) that is required to replace the compromised lintel.
  • The removed bricks and/or blocks are cleaned and stored for re-installation.
  • We install new steel lintel primed with corrosion resistant paint, stainless steel drip edge on top of the lintel over NP1 caulking, self-adhering rubber flashing, and termination bar over the rubber flashing.
  • Mastic caulking is applied along the top edge of the termination bar for additional durability, and weeps are placed strategically along the new lintel, as required to control proper drainage of moisture from inner wall.
  • Previously removed bricks and/or blocks are reset in place and mortar joints finished to match existing as close as possible.

Brick Wall Rebuilding, Brickwork Restoration Services

  • This process can be partial, in cases where only sections of the wall have been compromised, or complete, involving rebuilding of an entire wall structure, to its original shape and condition.
  • We’ll use the same brick in good condition, and / or new brick matching existing as close as possible. Alternatively, we’ll use brick with texture and color of your choice.

Chimney Rebuilding and Repair Services

  • A few bricks / brick layers, or restoration of an entire brick, CMU, or stone chimney structure, with its crown and clay tile liner.

Masonry Waterproofing Services / Sealer Application on Brick and CMU Block Walls

  • Sealer application on masonry structures is sometimes necessary, and sometimes essential for the building to function properly. The waterproofing process involves mortar joints repair as well.

Replacement of Glass Blocks or Glass Block Windows Services

  • We replace compromised, individual glass blocks in a glass block window, or entire glass block window unit(s)

Flashing Installation and Replacement of Door and Window Sills Services

  • Process can be often quite complicated and involves removing of limestone sills, creation of additional space in sill cavity, and installation of through the wall flashing materials.

Pressure Washing Services

  • If your business or home is in need of sprucing, acid washing might be just the ticket. Pressure washing brick for upkeep is essential, too.
  • We do not treat paint covered masonry surfaces due to possibility of led contamination.

Concrete Flatwork and Stairs Services

  • We install concrete stairs, concrete steps, concrete sidewalks, concrete patios, concrete garage slabs, parking pads, and concrete driveways – we replace existing, compromised concrete, or excavate and pour concrete in new areas.

Porch Rebuilding and Repair Services

  • We build single and multi-story wooden porches, based on blueprints, and complying with building code requirements.

Chicago Building Code Violation Resolution Services

  • We correct Chicago building code related violation associated with masonry, concrete, and porches

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EDMAR Corporation Masonry Chicago Service Areas Map

Map of the Community Areas and 'Sides' of the City of Chicago, data complied from the Community Areas List and 'Sides' descriptions below
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EDMAR Corporation Masonry Service Areas in Chicago

  • Rogers Park (Loyola, Rogers Park)
  • West Ridge (Nortown, Peterson Park, Rosehill, West Ridge, West Rogers Park)
  • Uptown (Clarendon Park, Buena Park, New Chinatown, Sheridan Park, Uptown)
  • Lincoln Square (Bowmanville, Budlong Woods, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Ravenswood Gardens)
  • Edison Park (Edison Park)
  • Norwood Park (Big Oaks, Norwood Park, Old Norwood, Oriole Park, Union Ridge)
  • Jefferson Park (Gladstone Park, Jefferson Park)
  • Forest Glen (Edgebrook, Forest Glen, Middle Edgebrook, Sauganash, Wildwood)
  • North Park (Hollywood Park, North Park, Pulaski Park)
  • Albany Park (Albany Park, Mayfair, North Mayfair, Ravenswood Manor)
  • O’Hare (O’Hare, Schorsch Forest View)
  • Edgewater (Andersonville, Edgewater, Edgewater Glen, Lakewood/Balmoral)
  • North Center (Northcenter, Roscoe Village, Saint Ben’s)
  • Lakeview (Lake View East, Wrigleyville, North Halsted, Boystown, West Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Sheridan Station Corridor)
  • Lincoln Park (DePaul, Old Town Triangle, Park West, Lincoln Park, Ranch Triangle, Sheffield Neighbors, Wrightwood Neighbors)
  • Avondale (Avondale, Jackowo, Waclawowo)
  • Logan Square (Logan Square, Bucktown, Palmer Square)
  • Portage Park (Portage Park, Six Corners)
  • Irving Park (Irving Park, Kilbourn Park, Old Irving Park, The Villa)
  • Dunning (Belmont Heights, Belmont Terrace, Dunning, Irving Woods, Schorsch Village)
  • Montclare (Montclare)
  • Belmont Cragin (Brickyard, Cragin, Hanson Park)
  • Hermosa (Belmont Gardens, Hermosa, Kelvyn Park)
  • Near North Side (Cabrini-Green, Dearborn Parkway, The Gold Coast, Goose Island, Magnificent Mile, Near North Side, Old Town, River North, River West, State Parkway, Streeterville)
  • Loop (The Loop, New Eastside, Printer’s Row, South Loop)
  • Near South Side (Dearborn Park, Near South Side, Museum Park, Central Station, Prairie Avenue Historic District)
  • Humboldt Park (Humboldt Park)
  • West Town (East Village, Noble Square, Ukrainian Village, Smith Park, West Town, Wicker Park)
  • Austin (Austin, Galewood, The Island)
  • West Garfield Park (West Garfield Park)
  • East Garfield Park (East Garfield Park, Fifth City)
  • Near West Side (Columbus Circle, Greektown, Little Italy, Medical Center, Near West Side, Tri-Taylor, Fulton River District, University Village)
  • North Lawndale (North Lawndale)
  • South Lawndale (Little Village, South Lawndale, Marshall Square)
  • Lower West Side (Heart of Chicago, Lower West Side, Pilsen)
  • Garfield Ridge (Garfield Ridge, Le Claire Courts, Sleepy Hollow, Vittum Park)
  • Archer Heights (Archer Heights)
  • Brighton Park (Brighton Park)
  • McKinley Park (McKinley Park)
  • New City (Back of the Yards, Canaryville, New City)
  • West Elsdon (West Elsdon)
  • Gage Park (Gage Park)
  • Clearing (Chrysler Village, Clearing)
  • West Lawn (Ford City, West Lawn)
  • Chicago Lawn (Chicago Lawn, Lithuanian Plaza, Marquette Park)
  • West Englewood (West Englewood)
  • Englewood (Englewood, Hamilton Park)
  • Armour Square (Armour Square, Chinatown, Wentworth Gardens)
  • Douglas (Bronzeville, Douglas, Groveland Park, Lake Meadows, Prairie Shores, South Commons)
  • Oakland (Oakland)
  • Fuller Park (Fuller Park)
  • Grand Boulevard (Grand Boulevard)
  • Kenwood (Kenwood)
  • Washington Park (Washington Park)
  • Hyde Park (Hyde Park)
  • Woodlawn (Woodlawn)
  • South Shore (Jackson Park Highlands, South Shore)
  • Bridgeport (Bridgeport)
  • Greater Grand Crossing (Grand Crossing, Greater Grand Crossing, Park Manor)
  • Ashburn (Ashburn, Ashburn Estates, Beverly View, Crestline, Parkview, Scottsdale, Wrightwood)
  • Auburn Gresham (Auburn Gresham, Gresham)
  • Beverly (Beverly, West Beverly)
  • Washington Heights (Brainerd, Longwood Manor, Washington Heights)
  • Mount Greenwood (Mount Greenwood, Talley’s Corner)
  • Morgan Park (Beverly Woods, Kennedy Park, Morgan Park, West Morgan Park)
  • Avalon Park (Avalon Park, Marynook, Stony Island Park)
  • South Chicago (South Chicago)
  • Burnside (Burnside)
  • Calumet Heights (Calumet Heights, Pill Hill)
  • Roseland (Fernwood, Princeton Park, Roseland)
  • Pullman (Cottage Grove Heights, Pullman)
  • South Deering (Jeffrey Manor, South Deering)
  • East Side (East Side)
  • West Pullman (West Pullman)
  • Riverdale (Altgeld Gardens, Eden Green, Golden Gate, Riverdale)
  • Hegewisch (Hegewisch)

Chicago surrounding suburbs where EDMAR Corporation provides masonry services, concrete replacement, and porch rebuilding:

Glencoe, Northbrook, Northfield, Winnetka, Wilmette, Glenview, Morton Grove, Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Niles, Skokie, Evanston, Lincolnwood, Rosemont, Elk Grove Village, Harwood Heights, Norridge, River Grove, Franklin Park, Northlake, Melrose Park, Oak Park, Berwyn, Cicero, Riverside, Bridgeview, Burbank