with over 35 years of experience
- Restoration Overview
Restoration OverviewEach type of restoration requires a very unique approach to materials and methods used. Unfortunately repairing masonry and doing it the right way do not always go hand in hand. When it comes to restoring a historic building or fixing poorly done modern masonry you need to be careful in selecting a masonry company that will pay attention to details and make the repairs right the first time. They should also be insured and bonded and be able to provide you with references to check their word.
- Historic Restoration
Historic RestorationHistoric restoration refers to any masonry repair or reconstruction we do to older homes or buildings. Because of the nature of older masonry work, the work is more an art form than modern construction. Leveraging materials to carefully match older work is required. For example mortar mixes are very different in historic buildings and custom mortar and brick matching is required.
- Modern Restoration
Modern RestorationUnfortunately in modern times we do everything faster, including building homes. During the real estate boom there was a high demand for masonry services but a lack of experienced masons to do the work. Builders and homebuyers were therefore left vulnerable to inexperience contractors performing masonry work without the expertise to do the job correctly. Now there are many homes in need of inspection and often times repair. Premier Masonry has extensive experience inspecting these issues and repairing or rebuilding sub-standard work that requires special attention to fix.
- Industrial Restoration
Industrial RestorationCommercial and industrial restoration refers to work where buildings have been damaged during the course of business. From construction equipment knocking down walls to prolonged exposure to extreme temperature shifts, industrial masonry requires restoration techniques that will add additional protection to brick and stone masonry exposed to extreme conditions.
- Common Repairs
Common RepairsRepairs include:The materials used and quality of workmanship greatly affect the life of masonry, an otherwise extremely durable form of construction. Even masonry done correctly requires repair overtime to the mortar and joints holding the brick or stone together due to extreme shifts in weather that we have in Chicago.
- Chimney repair
- Chimney rebuilding
- Foundation crack repair
- Mortar repair
- Lintel replacement
- Ivy removal
Custom Masonry Expertise
Style & Strength
you only get from Premier Masonry
Premier Masonry works with a team of partners to bring designs to life. Our master mason and highly specialized team have worked with some of Chicago’s top architects, builders and interior designers on projects of all sizes. Whatever the desired style, color palette or purpose, Premier Masonry can built it. We work on everything from small enhancement projects to large-scale custom builds. Our goal with every project is to implement a beautiful design that is built to last for years.
- Consulting with architects and builders
- Consulting on style and material
- Brick block masonry
- Cut limestone masonry
- Natural stone masonry
- Custom brick and mortar matching
Projects of Every Size
At Premier Masonry, we work on everything from large home builds, like custom stone or brick facades or chimney construction, to smaller projects like a new natural stone fireplace or adding beautiful stairs to enhance the front of a home.
Collaboration with Partners
The architects and builders that hire us to do custom masonry work are not just our clients but also our partners. Because of our level of expertise, we’ve been lucky enough to work with some of Chicago’s most renowned architects and custom homebuilders.
We partner with landscape architects and designers to implement custom outdoor masonry structures and hardscapes. Enhancing your outdoor space adds value to your home and enjoyment to your friends and family. Outdoor living projects include:
Hardscape Walkways & Patios
If you can imagine it, we can create it: Everything from patios, walkways, interlocking pavers, driveways, pool decks and decorative stairs — all crafted of natural materials like natural stone, clay brick or high quality pavers. We select materials, textures and colors that will compliment your home and enhance your outdoor focal points.
Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces
We construct outdoor kitchens, resulting in a outdoor living spaces that are not only beautiful, but livable. An outdoor kitchen can consist of a range for grilling, counter-space for food prep, a refrigerator, a sink, and an eating area. Premier Masonry also constructs outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, extending the summer season and allowing you to enjoy cool nights outside.
Quick Tips for Hiring Masonry Companies
Hiring a masonry company for the first time can be an intimidating task. You want to hire someone who will do a good job the first time and be a true expert, without the need to become an expert yourself. Here are some quick tips for hiring a professional quality mason.
Ask for a referral: Asking friends, neighbors or coworkers whom they worked with and if the work done was quality can be a good place to start. If you’re working with an architect or builder ask them whom they’ve worked with and recommend.
Check their credentials: Ask your mason for their license number and education background. Did they apprentice and where? Where were they trained? How many years of experience do they have?
Check for insurance: Anyone you hire should be insured and bonded to protect you in the case of injury or damage.
Do not accept a quote site unseen: A qualified mason will not be able to estimate work without seeing the property and providing a consultation first. You should request they either see the blue prints from the architect, or view the structure that need repair in person.
Set up your free consultationCall us at (877) 998-0030 or contact us to set up a free masonry consultation.