Whether working with concrete, or masonry, contractors often get a bad rap for their pricing. Adjusting bids for smaller contractors may be easier because their overhead is much lower than those who employ several work crews – check this article, maybe it will help you clear up this issue a littl...

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The Village of Northbrook, where we often service masonry properties for our clients has been known for hosting brickmaking companies for about 100 years. The last kiln cooled down in 1950 closing this very important paragraph of the Chicago history. Why Chicago? After the 1871 Chicago Fire, loca...

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We owe our expertise and confidence of 30 years to the people of Chicago. Since our inception, we have grown into a multi-faceted masonry company with a wide variety of services and a solid team of masonry contractors who are always willing to help on a single phone call.
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Northlake, one of our service areas has 60164 and 60165 zip codes. It's an Illinois city located approximately 14 miles West from the Chicago downtown, has a population of approximately 12,000. Known as "The City of Friendly People", Northlake was incorporated on July 19, 1949 and got its name fr...

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Repointing of masonry structures isn’t only about beauty, new mortar brings life to aging walls, and reinforces their integrity. It also prevents water from penetrating deeper into the wall and to the house’s interior. However, repointing can be performed only if the wall is still sound. If you a...

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Have you ever been or took your kids to Kiddieland in Melrose Park, IL? The park closed in 2010, so no more fun there, but it was entertaining. The reason I mentioned the Village of Melrose Park, is that this suburb is another of our service areas. If you need any masonry work done on your proper...

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Disintegrating mortar, collapsing brick walls and chimneys need a quick fix in order to avoid water leaks and deterioration which can cause structural damage to your building. Tuckpointing is the best way of cleaning out the decaying bricks & mortar and re-mortaring the joints, provided that you ...

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Can you guess what happened on On August 4, 1892? Yes! You're correct, a Village of Franklin Park, another of our masonry service areas, was incorporated and that day it received its name from Mr. Lesser Franklin.

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Masonry and concrete work are messy and sometimes getting to work area without distressing property surroundings is virtually impossible. No matter how hard we try, a flower, grass, bushes, or something else may get disturbed or permanently damaged. We do our best and cover those areas that can b...

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a month ago
I was experiencing a leak through one of the front windows of my building, and worked with the Edmar team to completely rebuild the parapet walls from the window up, on the front of my 3-flat. The team was very thorough in their communications, and willingness to ensure the project was completed to my liking. The owner, Ed, was willing to communicate with me prior to the project, as well as answer questions I had during the rebuild.
- Brian J
3 years ago
By far the most professional and highly skilled company I've worked with. I had a chimney taken down and rebuilt from the roof line up. The most difficult part of the job was the pitch of the roof and how close my neighbors homes are next to mine, The crew skillfully put up scaffolding and took down a the damaged chimney and built a new chimney in the same day. My neighbors didn't even know they were there. Crews cleaned up afterwards and it also a pleasure working with Ed the owner in the contractual process. Top Notch Company! I will definitely use them again..
- Tony R
2 weeks ago
Edmar completed tuck pointing work and replaced the sidewalk by our house. They did an excellent job for a very fair price. We highly recommend this business.
- Laura M

Serving Chicago & Suburbs Since 1985

EDMAR Corporation Masonry started serving customers in Chicago and surrounding suburbs in 1985. Decades of tough masonry work on variety of Chicago brick, stone, and cinderblock structures, helped us build great reputation and become a respected, family owned, local business. 

Our line of services that originally included tuckpointing and repointing only, has expanded significantly and now includes multitude of mostly masonry related services, as well as concrete replacement (sidewalks, driveways, stairs, and retaining walls), and rebuilding of Chicago porches so they comply with local building codes.   

Just to mention some of EDMAR masonry services (and they short descriptions) performed on residential and commercial Chicagoland’s structures:

  • Tuckpointing – removing of loose and cracked mortar and replacing it with new one.
  • Repointing – cutting out mortar (approximately ¾” deep) from between the masonry units such as bricks, stone, or CMU blocks, and replacing it with new mortar.
  • Parapet Wall Rebuilding – dismantling and rebuilding of compromised brick and cinder block parapet walls. Parapet walls are extensions of the building’s exterior walls that project above roof surfaces (usually flat // low slope roofs). 
  • Lintel Replacement Above Masonry Wall Openings (such as doors or windows) – process involves partial dismantling of a wall directly above compromised lintel. Removing of an old and installation of a new, corrosion proofed lintel. Such replacement also includes installation of flashing, drip edge, termination bar, and weeps to ensure proper moisture drainage from the inner wall.
  • Brick Wall Rebuilding – dismantling and restoring / rebuilding of a compromised, partial or entire wall structure, to its original shape and condition.
  • Chimney Rebuilding – partial or complete restoration of chimney structures made of bricks, stone, or cement blocks. That also includes installation of new custom crowns made of concrete, precast concrete, or limestone blocks.
  • Waterproofing of Brick and CMU Block Walls – sealer application on portions of or on entire buildings, associated with spot-pointing process (filling with mortar any open mortar joints) .
  • Replacement of glass blocks or glass block windows – we simply remove broken blocks or entire windows and replace them with new units.
  • Flashing Installation Under the Door & Window Sills – removing of limestone sills, installation of through the wall flashing materials and re-installation of previously removed, or new sills.      

We always perform estimates free of charge for property owners, so you can call our office and schedule an appointment, no strings attached. Read our customer testimonials below, on Yelp, BBB, visit EDMAR Facebook page Follow us on Twitter or watch some of our video clips on YT

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