Masonry Cambridge ON
Welcome to our site. Cambridge Masonry is a family-owned and operated business, proudly serving the residents and business owners of Cambridge, Ontario and surrounding areas. We provide all types of masonry services and have the most qualified and highly skilled brick and stone masons to install, repair, restore and add. We’re excited about the opportunity to work with you, as we’d love to show you our passion for this work, which we believe will be evident in our superior craftsmanship.
A lot of potential clients have FAQs for us, so we’ll try to address some of them here. When you first contact us, we’ll have our own set of FAQs to ask you to get the planning stage off to a good start. We’ll ask some basic questions such as service requested, materials desired, location, expectations, timelines and others. If you have any difficulties answering any of these questions, don’t fret. Because we’ve worked so many years in this industry, we’ve seen and done it all. Simply give us any information you have, and we’ll communicate with you to fill in the blanks.
As for customer FAQs, here are a few:
Q: Why should I hire you? There are so many other local masonry companies in Cambridge.
A: The answer is multifactorial, and that means it’s not just one thing that sets us apart. It’s our combination of highly skilled and trained bricklayers with years of experience doing masonry services, our commitment to excellence (no sloppy jobs here), and our dedication to great customer service (including communicating with you at all times about project plans, progress and addressing any post-project questions).
Q: Are you licensed and insured?
A: Yes, we absolutely are licensed and insured. We take no chances and make sure everyone’s protected.
Q: How do we decide between brick and stone for our wall, walkway, structure?
A: Each material has its own unique features that can be viewed by some as a pro or con. Brick is less costly than stone, is a great insulator and quite durable. Some issues may arise with the bonding mortar as it is susceptible to cracks from pressure; however, it’s not as costly to fix mortar. What about stone? Stone is just plain gorgeous. Great in the summer and hot weather, but not a great insulator so it can get cold inside a stone building, which would be the case in Canadian weather. If using stone as an accent or walkways, that con can be disregarded. Stone is more costly (both material and labour). As with brick, the actual stone itself is a very durable material, lasting decades - it’s very likely the mortar joints will require repair first.
Q: Will you match my mortar or brick colour?
A: In terms of the mortar, this can be a challenge if a different mason was used prior to the current service job. Having said that, we will do our best to match as closely as possible. In terms of the brick colour, the particular brick style and colour may be discontinued. We will search for the closest match among the available supply, and in more extreme cases, staining the bricks may be an option.
Q: Will you clean up after the job is completed?
A: Yes, cleaning up after ourselves is part of our job. We learned to clean up our toys after playing in kindergarten, so it’s no different here. We don’t expect anyone but ourselves to take care of the clean up.
Our services include:
Chimneys: chimney repairs may be needed if there are chips, cracks or spalling (falling bricks) - chimney restorations can prevent potential injury to those walking by.
Fireplaces: fireplace repairs may also experience cracks or look worn out; our fireplace restorations will make it look brand new.
Brick and stone work: we are expert bricklayers and stone installers, whether it’s for a home addition, wall, porch, patio, steps or walkway. We also do brick and stone repairs and restoration.
Parging: we add a thin mortar mixture to apply onto existing brick or concrete to provide a more cohesive and attractive look, while giving additional weather and water resistance.
Waterproofing: with special techniques, we apply a waterproof treatment to protect against damaging water seepage, therefore protecting the basement and foundation.
Tuckpointing: this is a process whereby we repair and strengthen eroding mortar joints. Mortar joints that are cracked or worn out will compromise the entire structural integrity.
We’re pleased to be serving the city of Cambridge, with a population of approximately 140K residents. Rich in history, culture and diversity, Cambridge is the ideal town to live and do business. Situated close to many other cities, there is easy access between Cambridge and surrounding areas. Since we have such friendly neighbours including Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Brantford, Hamilton, Milton, Burlington, Caledonia, Woodstock, Tavistock, Fergus, Acton, Elmira, Paris and Ayr, if you happen to live in one of these towns, contact us with your service request and location, and we might be able to help you out.
When you contact Cambridge Masonry, we’ll ask you a few questions to learn more about your brick, concrete or stone work needs, your location, timeline and expectations. If you’re local, we’ll make an arrangement to visit your property to assess and measure. Then, we should have enough information to make a quote based on your chosen product and finish. After that, we’ll arrange another meeting to start the job. We will communicate with you throughout the project to give you status updates and chat about the progress. When the job is complete, we are on standby for any further questions. And that’s it! Pretty simple. So if you’re in need of any masonry services and live in or around Cambridge, give Cambridge Masonry a call for a free, no-obligation estimate. We’re excited about the opportunity to work with you, and if you’re thrilled about our work, please share with your friends and family, as local businesses are the backbone of the Cambridge economy. Value, quality and integrity are what we stand for, and we can’t wait to share that with you.