A popular service request at AVENUE ROAD MASONRY; is for the rehabilitation, or installation of concrete walkways, poured concrete stairs, and patios.
Additionally, we are able to provide repairs to concrete foundations, including necessary waterproofing, and retaining walls.
Many older homes in the GTA have original concrete parging, as a finished surface over exposed foundation walls, chimneys, and exterior wall surfaces. Proper restoration of these areas can involve the installation of metal lathes; over which a cement scratch coat and cement finish coat are applied.
Rely on skilled masons who have the experience to perform a superior and durable result.
It is common to see cement parging directly applied over deteriorated brick chimneys or parapet walls. While this method is relied upon by some, as a low-cost fix; it does not represent the best approach for durability. Over time the concrete can deteriorate and shale off in chunks.
We believe such a job should be done well, by first ensuring the integrity of the structural masonry (bricks or blocks beneath); then securing a proper lathe to provide better adhesion of the finished concrete surface.
Commercial clients can obtain installation for concrete loading docks, ramps, and structural concrete repair, including various masonry repair services.
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The simple answer is that tuck-pointing versus re-pointing is essentially the same thing. The words are often interchangeable in today’s vernacular. However, the word tuck-pointing refers to a specific method not commonly used today as such techniques are considered a heritage method. Where original “tuck-pointing” techniques are concerned they refer to the following: The end […]
For those people who require some form of masonry work on their home or commercial building, it is important to consider the magnitude of the work involved. When we think of masonry repairs, this can include items such as sawing out and replacing individual bricks which may be porous or warn (spot- pointing), it could […]
There are circumstances where owners of brick homes or buildings are interested to change their structure’s façade appearance. For example; some people may not like the colour of the original bricks. Others may want to modernize the exterior appearance of their brick home. Businesses that have brick or block buildings may want to introduce colours […]
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