Get project advice from Tampa masonry contractors

Get project advice from Tampa masonry contractors

Three highly rated masonry contractors from the Tampa area lay the foundation for bricklaying.

What types of masonry work does your company offer?

Chris Bush: We’re a father-and-son artist masonry company doing small masonry installations and brick work.

Josef Baal: We specialize in all types of repair, including brick, block, stone and cracking that occurs when houses settle. We also do masonry upgrades.

Rick Tucker: I specialize in brickwork. We do a lot of front entrances involving pavers and concrete, as well as landscape masonry, sidewalks and privacy walls.

Who we spoke to

Chris Bush and Sons

Chris Bush, owner

Bradenton

J.C. Masonry Improvements

Josef Baal, co-owner

Lake Wales

RMT Masonry

Rick Tucker, owner

Tampa

What is the price range for your services?

Bush: Depending on the brick quality, it’s from $4 to $7 per square foot for materials and labor.


Baal: I’ve done repairs that range from $350 to $1,500. It depends on the extent of the damage.


Tucker: The price varies by job. It depends on many factors, so it’s hard to give a ballpark range. I’ll discuss price with the homeowner.



What should homeowners look for when choosing a masonry or brick professional?

Bush: You want to find someone who’s going to be creative rather than just build rectangles.

Baal: The most important thing is experience in that particular kind of work. You want someone who will make a repair job look like it’s something new.

Tucker: Definitely look for someone who’s licensed and insured, including bonding, liability insurance and workers’ comp. You want a contractor who will be upfront with the homeowner.

What’s the best time of year to get masonry work done?

Bush: June, July, August and September are slow, so that’s a good time to do it. The rest of the year, brick suppliers are behind.

Baal: The winter months between October and February are best, because the rainy season can throw complications into a repair. You want sunny, dry days for this kind of work.

Tucker: We work year-round, but I enjoy doing work during the cooler months of the year.


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