Columbus masons provide concrete tips
We’ve scraped together some masonry project advice from these three highly rated Columbus-area masonry contractors.
What types of masonry services does your company offer?
Brian Bresson: We do structural brick and block, as well as all types of masonry veneer, and maintenance such as tuckpointing, pressure washing and water prevention.
Mark Monnette: Brick tuckpointing, chimney repair, concrete porches and sidewalks, and brick patios and sidewalks.
Phil Mulbay: We offer custom brick, block and stonework, new and old.
Epic Masonry & Construction
Brian Bresson, owner
Mark Monnette Masonry
P Mulbay Masonry
Phil Mulbay, owner
What is the price range for your services?
Bresson: Our estimates range from $700 to well over six figures.
Monnette: Anywhere from free on up to $5,000.
Mulbay: I’ve done jobs as big as $100,000.
What should members look for when choosing a company to hire for masonry work?
Bresson: Get a thorough explanation of the work that needs to be done. Make sure the contract states who will buy the materials and what kinds of taxes or fees will be included in the final project invoice.
Monnette: They should look at the company’s rating on Angie’s List, but I think it would also be advisable to look at their recent work.
Mulbay: Definitely ask for some references and some jobs they’ve already done. Make sure their workers are covered under workers’ compensation, and make sure they have liability insurance.
What’s the best time of year to do masonry work?
Bresson: The easy answer is summer, but sometimes you need the work done when you need it done. We like to try to schedule interior work when it’s cold or raining.
Monnette: Outside work is determined by the weather. It’s advisable not to do work when the temperature is below freezing. Inside work can be done year-round.
Mulbay: You can work in almost any weather condition as long as the work is protected with tarps and additives in the mortar. I worked until Christmas Eve last year.