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The scaffolding crew needed about 1.5 days to set it all up, which seemed very efficient. Our whole yard is a garden with no grass, and we lost some plants, but all in all the damage was minimal and could have been a lot worse. They made a real effort to be careful. The pointing crew hung a tarp outside the scaffolding of the side wall that needed serious restoration; this kept the huge amount of sand and dust generated by the grinding under pretty good control. The neighbor on that side was concerned about dust, and the crew went out of their way to respect that. They even washed off the dust from the side of her house and her plants on the dusty days. They color-matched the cement, even the speckles in it, then applies it to the voids between the bricks. Our bricks have a ceramic coating and are not porous, so they wiped the new mortar in with sponges, then sponged off the excess cement so the bricks were clean again. I think and house with porous bricks would need another approach, probably more expensive to apply the mortar only to the spaces between the bricks--so be aware of this if your house has porous bricks. It also seems that some contractors rely more on power washing alone than grinding out the old mortar to create space for the new. We spoke to about 8 contractors before deciding on R & R Masonry, and learned a lot. Our side yard is about 5-6 feet wide, and one neighbor would not allow ladders on his property, thus the scaffolding. But R &
some other contractors use only scaffolding anyway. Duing the job, I asked Mr.
to expand the scope of our contract--like removing drain pipes so he could grind and point behind them, and do more work on walls around the doors so it would look nicer even if not necessary structurally. He gave a good price for the extra work. Be wary of removing drainpipes, as they may need to be replaced for proper re-installation. I had planned to replace them anyway, so no problem. I lined up a roofing contractor with a good reputation to do the new drainpipe installation. I also lined up another contractor I knew from before to install new fascia as the last step in our home improvement project. At first I thought the pointing contractor would do all this work, but learned they tend to specialize, and I would need 3 contractors. Mr
's crew was done in about 10 days, and they removed the scaffolding. He sai he would be willing to leave the scaffolding up for an extra week or so, so the fascia guy could use it. A generous offer, but our fascia guy preferred to use his ladders instead. The R & R crew did a good job of cleaning up after themselves and protecting the plants. Not perfect, but reasonable and we were happy. We only paid $6600 and you don't get zillions of hours of skilled labor for that. The put a lot of time in on the real work, and Mr.
was inspecting the site every day, and giving direction to his workers, very knowledgeable and on top of things, and easy to work with. His workers are organized into several specialized crews, and they do multiple jobs at the same time--very efficient, and obviously we benefited from that efficiency. I recommend this company, and thank them for a job well done.
- KELLY ESTES & H.
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This company provided me the lowest estimate and Mr.
and his staff promptly returned my phone calls. In
this day and age, I appreciate this small courtesy. The company was very accommodating to my schedule, as I had scheduled vacation time so that I could be
when the work was done.
The short story is that I purchased a home over a year ago that was built in the early 1950’s. I concluded that the previous owner(s) had not had this type of maintenance done since the house was built. As a result, the mortar around the window sills had significantly deteriorated and/or washed away. There were also several noticeable cracks in
the outside brick wall due to the lintels expanding, contracting, and rusting away. Mr.
and his crew cut away
the mortar, removed the bricks, chiseled away the old mortar from the bricks, replaced the old rusted lintels with new ones, and then put the bricks back in place with new mortar. His crew also added mortar to several spots to seal some long cracks in the brick work. They also did some work on the chimney to add new mortar to several places where it had deteriorated on the chimney as well. This was a two day job, as I had this work done to nine windows, three walls, and one side door. After all the work was done, they came back on the third day to wash down the areas where they worked with detergent to wash away some stains and a good bit of dust.
I considered this a positive experience. The crew came to work exactly when they said they would, did exactly what I agreed to in the estimate. They also removed and hauled they need to work around two windows and a door. The
crew was able to get to several second story windows without much of a problem. They also addressed some issues
with a garage wall even though I had specifically said to leave the wall as it is, because I was considering having the window removed and a door placed in the wall at some point in the future. I would also like to comment that they did a decent job of cleaning up all of the areas outside where they had been working.
My only negatives were that they did not put several shutters that were taken down back up as securely as I thought they
should have. I went back and did this myself so that the shutters were secured to my satisfaction. I also noticed after the crew had left that there was a larger gap between the side door and the brick and mortar of the outside wall than there had been previously. In some sections this gap was roughly1/4 of an inch and big enough for bugs to get into and nest. Again, I made the decision to address this issue myself with the caulking/mortar sealant from the hardware store to close off these gaps. I want to be clear, that since the final bill came to the exact amount of the estimate, I choose to address these issues myself. I concluded that these issues were outside the normal scope of a brick mason and probably outside their normal duties. Since they did some extra work on the garage wall, I figured this was a break even situation.
- Gary R.

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do the work. Although he was unable to help me with this particular issue, at some time in the future I will need my brick home pointed and plan to give him a call in the future.
- Tamiya L.
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It went great. The work was done within a week of my initial call. My neighbors who have a much better view of the chimney than I do watched the work in progress and had only good things to report about the team and the result. I would not hesitate to call
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- Roberta S.
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AWESOME work! We have two massive chimneys that were ready to collapse. The house was built in 1897 and I don't think anything was done to those chimneys since! Because it needs roof work as well, I first asked roofers to give me a price. One was more than the cost of my car and others wouldn't touch them. I thought we were going to have to eliminate them altogether which would compromise the ascetics of the house and render the fireplaces useless forever. I called several masonry firms and again, one didn't want to touch them. They are very tall and the slate roof is very steep; this couldn't have been an easy task.
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was the quickest to respond; he came out the same day that I called to take a look at them and had the estimate to me very quickly. The amount he charged to restore them was much less than it would have cost me to have a roofer remove them!! That was a no-brainer decision. The work was completed in one week including assembling and disassembling scaffolding (technically two weeks, but the weather was uncooperative after the scaffold went up). The guys worked very quickly! Everyone was super nice, very polite, etc. And, most importantly, the work is better than I could have hoped for! The chimneys look brand new.
- Levi M.
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No doubt about it,
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and his crew are the BEST. My brick was hard to match in color and texture, but
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was the only contractor to meet with me in person while doing an estimate, and then he stopped by again to show me the brick he got to closely match my existing brick, even prior to me hiring him. The work done by his company exceeded my expectations. The chimney looks great. He additionally recaulked the flashing. The job was done in one day. After completing the job he enclosed the chimney in plastic wrap since he was expecting rain that night, and had someone come over and remove it the next day. Since I now have found someone that can do good brick work, I will be hiring him again to do more brick work and my front porch and driveway wall.
- david S.
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Ed provided a very competitive price for cleaning the brick on our 89 year old home. The brick had never been cleaned and was very dirty. It now looks 100% better. Ed was able to work us into his schedule sooner than he at first indicated, which was good. What I especially liked was that Ed worked with me to not be too aggressive with the cleaning, because I didn't want the expense of having to repoint the brick. His work was excellent.
- Edward S.
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The job went very well. I contacted
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Fisher and he came out to give me an estimate within a day or two of me calling him. He called me back with the estimate the next day and also provided me with a written estimate via email. We had had several other concrete repair companies come out to look at the job. Some wanted to try to do do the repair without replacing the concrete blocks which were crumbling, and others wanted to tear the entire porch down and replace the whole thing.
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's proposal for repairing and replacing the concrete blocks, as well as sealing all of the cracks so that future water damage would be prevented seemed like the most reasonable proposal, and it was also the most cost effective.
He came out the following week with his crew and they completed the entire job within a day. The quality of the work they did was excellent, and the porch looks great. I would not hesitate to use
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again for any future work, and I would highly recommend them to anybody who needs masonry work done.
- bruce D.
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Fisher was delightful and prompt. He did the proposed work in a timely fashion and made a dramatic impact on the visual esthetic of the home by being extremely conscious of detail. He blended the work well to the existing structure. He exceeded my expectations and was thorough and neat.

- Nicanor K.
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I initially reached out to Masons in October 2013, and like many of the other providers I contacted
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was booked through the end of the season as Winter started early and didn't let up. However, unlike all of the other providers I reached out to they actually called me back in the Spring to check in and see if the work was still needed.
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came out to give the estimate as scheduled and the price was right in the range I was looking to pay (another provider refused to do the work unless they did the whole house - a $13,000 quote!). Their scheduler -
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, I believe - was extremely courteous and called to let me know when the crew would arrive. They showed up on time, did an excellent job, and were very, very clean. They even made sure my neighbors closed their windows because of the potential mortar dust!
They repaired 2 window lintels and pointed all the bricks up from the lintels wrapping around the side of the house. No more leaks into the house and it no longer looks like my house is shrugging. I cannot recommend
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and his team more highly, and will definitely use them in the future.
(They even offered to fix a crack in the sidewalk at no cost! Seriously they are very, very good!)
- Justin S.
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Avelli Construction & Manufacturing Corporation

300 Ohio River Blvd
Ambridge, PA

B M MASONARY INC

5005 EQUITY DR
Washington, PA

B P MASONRY

13 HIGH ST
Lyndora, PA

B&M Home Improvements

1000 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA

BacContracting

po Box 173
Canonsburg, pa

Baines Concrete Construction, Inc.

173 Hillview Manor Roa
Leechburg, PA

Baker & Moore Masonry

RR 1 Box 132
Ruffs Dale, PA

Baker's Waterproofing

570 Carlton Dr
Bentleyville, PA

BALENO CONCRETE

2873 GRANDVIEW DR
Allison Park, PA

Banko & Son Remodeling, LLC

600 E. Francis Ave.
Connellsville, PA

BECKER CONSTRUCTION CO

540 DELWAR RD
Pittsburgh, PA

Betz Construction

523 Wenzell Ave
Pittsburgh, PA

BILL MC DONOUGH BRICK POINTING

7726 ABBOTT ST
Pittsburgh, PA

BJs Hubby for Hire Inc

961 Logan Rd.
Gibsonia, PA

Blough Contracting

150 Allison Hollow Rd
Washington, PA

BOB MERRY CONSTRUCTION CO

214 VALENCYA RD
Cranberry Township, PA

Bodenlos Masonry, Inc.

832 Venango Ave
Pittsburgh, PA

Boehmer Concrete & Masonry Inc

350 Lawnshadow Dr
Bridgeville, PA

BONIFATE MASONRY

1025 HANNA WAY
Braddock, PA

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