A fireplace represents the focal point in many living rooms, and basements, in homes throughout the GTA.
It is therefore important to have a safe and functional fireplace and chimney assembly. The expert services provided by AVENUE ROAD MASONRY can address such issues as back drafting (smoke curling back into the room, caused by inadequate draw from the firebox through the chimney). Other common maintenance requirements include replacing cracked fire bricks in the firebox, re-tooling high heat cement in joints, and replacing cracked or damaged hearths.
For many clients; modernizing the facade of a fireplace adds value, and makes the chimney a feature in keeping with today’s style standards. Popular upgrades include the installation of stone to an existing masonry fireplace or installing marble for those that prefer a contemporary or modern style.
Our stone masons can advise of various choices that are available to suit your decor and architectural style. Great care is used to protect your interior while work is underway. We respect your property.
Check out our testimonials, which speak to the quality of our workmanship, and professional conduct.
June 23, 2021
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 […]
May 18, 2021
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 […]
March 20, 2021
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 […]