Masonry Markham ON
There are masonry contractors, and then there are masonry experts. We are the latter. With years of experience honing our brick and stone work skills, we laid the foundation to become Masonry Markham, a family-owned and operated masonry company that strives to deliver workmanship with the care and dedication that every home or business requires. How do we do this? We’ve built a select team by going through a rigorous screening to get the best of the best. Masonry labourers will get the job done, but we treat our work with perfectionism and like a work of art, with the final result standing apart from the average masonry job.
Picture your beautiful home, whether your landscape is perfectly manicured or not, your exterior finishes expressing your pride in your home. Add to that a chunk of stone or brick that’s in desperate need of repair, and that immediately brings down the look of your home exterior. Even if your property doesn’t look polished, a simple brick restoration can freshen up your home’s appearance and bring your property value back up, so calling in a brick and stone worker is a good idea. Of course, it’s not all about looks. Faulty mortar joints, bricks or stones can lead to water seeping into a structure, potentially leading to very expensive damage, so repairs should be viewed as a top priority.
Many people have a singular idea of what masonry pros do - they might picture brick workers laying brick for a building’s exterior, and of course that’s part of the work. But the scope of work is far bigger than this and you might be surprised by the range of services this might entail. Here is a sample of masonry services we provide:
Chimney repairs: this can involve replacing individual bricks, but also ensuring mortar joints are properly replaced and applied to ensure the structure’s waterproof properties. We not only make the chimney functional, but use materials and tools and a fine attention to detail to ensure a cohesive and uniform look.
Fireplace repairs: similar to chimney repairs, fireplace repairs and replacements involve not only an aesthetic upgrade, but serves a functional purpose and avoids potential issues such as backdrafting where smoke is redirected back into the room rather than up the chimney.
Brick repairs: this is a common service request, and there are many buildings in Markham that, through age and/or exposure to various harsh climates and related environmental factors like snow, ice and salt, are just simply worn out, chipped and just plain sad-looking. Aside from looks, this leaves the building susceptible to water seepage and damage, so the bricks or stones must be repaired in a timely manner to maintain the waterproof nature of the surface. This also means the mortar joints have to be carefully and properly ground and replaced.
Stone work: our stone masons in Markham believe that stone is one of the most beautiful, classic and natural materials to work with. They are utilized in so many applications which are limited only by your imagination. Stone walls, stone walkways, pool decks, accent columns, just to name a few.
Parging: you might or might not be familiar with this term, but you’ve more likely than not seen this in a wide number of homes and buildings. Parging in a nutshell is a thin cement-like coating added to structures like chimneys and exterior walls for aesthetic appearance, but also some degree of water-resistance. It is NOT the same as waterproofing, however, which will lead us to the next point.
Waterproofing: cracks and leaks in a building’s foundation are unsightly at the minimum and damage the structural integrity through water seepage at worst. We have perfected a technique that ensures that the foundations are waterproof and therefore prevent the occurrence of complications like mould and damage to basement walls and floors.
Steps and walkways: steps and walkways are almost always in close proximity, but are installed and built differently. For example, walkways have to be built on a graded ground, while steps need a solid unmoving foundation underneath upon which the stones or pavers are to be applied. Masonry Markham will install the steps and walkways with utmost care and precision for both function and aesthetic appeal.
So what makes us so special? Aside from being among the best masons in Markham and the GTA, we value the soft skills that come along with our work. Things like good communication, reliability and integrity. We stand by every project we work on, and if for some reason our client’s expectations have not been exceeded or met, we work hard to rectify that. We believe a great brick and stone laying company is more than just the quality of work, which is exceptional in our case, but with how we interact with our clients. Creating and maintaining strong relationships with our clients really is the foundation to our company’s success, as we often rely on word-of-mouth referrals from happy customers.
Masonry Markham is proud to be one of the best masonry companies in Markham, and thrilled to be working in such a vibrant city full of diversity, culture and entrepreneurial spirit. With a population of well over 300,000 residents and rapidly growing, Markham really is the place to live and work. Viewed widely as a tech hub, Markham is an ideal city to live, work and play. For all types of masonry work, we’ve seen and done it all. We’ve trained under highly regarded stone and brick masons, and we’ve got many years of experience under our belts. We would love the opportunity to work with clients in Markham and surrounding areas including Richmond Hill, Aurora, Stouffville, Scarborough and GTA. We take pride in our craftsmanship and are excited to showcase our work for you. Whether you’re looking for a light refacing job, or a more involved patio or foundation repair, we’re there for you. Call us today for a no-obligation quote and we’ll be pleased to introduce you to the art and skill of our exceptional concrete, stone and brick work.