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.
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.
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.
always perform estimates free of charge for property owners, so you can call
our office and schedule an appointment, no strings attached.
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