What Should We Be Looking For In A Mason?
May 8, 2012 7:33 AM Subscribe
What should I know before finding a mason/masonry company to do brick repointing and foundation repair?
posted by amicamentis to home & garden (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
We have an old (c. 1903) house, made of brick. The mortar is crumbling on the outside to the touch. We will need the bricks repointed, probably the full height (3 stories) of the house.
Additionally, our basement has a small crack in the foundation and we will need this repaired as well.
My questions: what exactly does a masonry company do? We have leaky walls in our basement, do they do waterproofing? How much is typically charged? What should I look for in the company?
I am not home much during the day and feel rather uneducated about repairs. What are some tips to hire a quality mason, and what should I expect for the price?
Additionally, if anyone has recommendations for masons in the Pittsburgh area, we would be glad to hear them!