Frequently Asked Questions About Masonry Services
Hiring anyone for a masonry project can be a big investment, and asking the right questions are vital to ensure you receive top-quality masonry service. Here are the most commonly asked questions to make sure you have all the information you need before hiring masonry contractors!
Is Masonry Construction Capable Of Handling A Wide Range Of Projects?
In addition to simple mortar replacements and structural reinforcements, masonry projects can include complete wall constructions. Brickwork, blockwork, additions, kitchens, fireplaces, fire pits, garden paths, walkways, benches, chimneys, tuckpointing, and more are among our masonry construction services.
Why Should I Choose Masonry Construction?
Besides offering structural soundness, masonry also has a number of other benefits. Schultz Masonry stands out from other contractors because we care about your project and are masters at particular techniques. We can tell you even more if you contact Schultz Masonry!
What Is The Difference Between Brick And Concrete?
Brick is typically made from clay or shale. A specially formulated cement mixture is used to make concrete pavers. Pavers made of concrete have a very high compressive strength, making them ideal for driveways, walkways, and patios. Contact us today to make sure you choose the right building materials for your job.
Why Should I Repair My Deteriorated Masonry?
Deteriorated masonry can quickly lead to more serious structural problems. Once masonry begins to deteriorate, the rate of deterioration grows exponentially. Repairing masonry as soon as possible costs much less in the long run and protects you from much greater damage and expense in the future. At the end of the day, the masonry will look better repaired than it does in a state of deterioration.
I Have A Broken Chimney. Can You Help Me?
Yes. If your chimney is broken, please contact us immediately. Whatever caused the damage or where the damage occurred, it is extremely unsafe to use. You can even have your chimney crown repaired by us. The chimney crown is the flat, top part of the chimney covered with cement. A sloped top protects and holds the chimney top together while shedding water.
Is It Necessary To Hire A Licensed Masonry Contractor?
Absolutely. Contractors who specialize in masonry construction are responsible to hold all the necessary state licenses and certifications to practice their mason trade.
How Can My Deteriorated Masonry Be Repaired?
The cause and extent of the deterioration, as well as the environmental conditions the masonry is exposed to, determine the best way to repair masonry. Among the options are:
- Composite Patching
- Dutchman Patches
- Remove and Replace
- New Veneer
- Stone Veneer
- Tuck Pointing
- Fireplace Repair
Choosing the best method for deteriorated masonry is a critical decision that should be done by a trained, experienced, and competent professional. This will give you peace of mind that the repaired masonry will not only look good, but it will also endure the test of time.
What Is Your Specialty?
Like most professions, masons have specialties (for example, not all masons can work with natural stone). Our team of experienced masons can work with different types of materials and know all the specially formulated mixtures to do so.
How Can I Prevent My Masonry From Deteriorating In The Future?
Have an experienced, trained, and professional craftsman determine the cause of the deterioration, then make the appropriate intervention using compatible materials. Since several of the above causes of deterioration originate from water coming in contact with the masonry, locate and stop the water contact.
If appropriate, consider having specialty masonry strengthening and/or consolidation treatments applied to masonry that is prone to deteriorate. Additionally, consider having a penetrating and breathable water repellent applied to your masonry.
Contact Schultz Masonry for Superior Service
Proudly serving the Metro Detroit area since 2017, our goal is to promptly and professionally deliver high-quality masonry services. From chimneys and porches to hardscape and brick repair, we do it all! For a free quote, call us at (586) 488-0933 or contact us online.