Tuckpointing is replacing the exterior layer of mortar between masonry units that have weathered or cracked. Tuckpointing is necessary to strengthen a masonry wall and prevent water infiltration. Tuckpointing is standard building maintenance and Bruno COnstruction completes it on a regular basis.
Lintel Replacement and Shelf Angle Replacement
Lintels are the piece of steel directly above a window or door opening on a masonry wall. Lintels need to be replaced due to rusting and bending, which causes the lintel to fail. When there are step cracks at the corner of windows or the steel is bending, then these are sure signs the lintels need to be replaced.
Building Violations Corrected
If the City of Chicago gave you a building code violation then we can help you by getting the necessary permits and completing the work for you to get your building back into compliance. Permits are almost always need for correcting Building code violations on masonry repairs and we can obtain them for you.
Masonry Repairs and Masonry Restoration
Masonry Repairs can be anything from tuckpointing to lintel replacement to brick, block & stone work. From repairs to rebuilding to resetting. No matter the masonry repair Bruno Construction can help.
Critical Inspections and Mid-High Rise Repairs
Critical Inspections are inspections required by the City in order to check the safety of a mid to high rise building. Bruno Construction Masonry, Inc. can provide the manpower and scaffolding needed for an engineer to complete the crititcal inspection and provide the critical report. We can also do the required critical masonry repairs.
Waterproofing and Sealing
Many buildings have masonry water leaks and water infiltration issues. Sealing a building with a breathable sealer that lets moisture out, while not letting new moisture will waterproof your building and keep the rain out.
Caulking and Control Joint Repairs
Caulking deteriorates over time and needs to be replaced around windows and openings in order to keep the building air and watertight. Caulking can also help save on your energy bills. Bruno Construction Masonry, Inc. provides caulking services through-out the Chicago-land area on residential and commercial properties.
Power Washing and Masonry Cleaning
Power Washing can be used to remove staining and clean the face of brick, block and stone.
Modac is an attractive way to protect concrete structures. We do not recommend sealing brick with Modac unless it has been previously painted already. We recommend this product for concrete high rises.
Sandblasting is typically used to remove paint or coatings off of masonry walls when other methods have failed. Bruno Construction Masonry is an experienced sandblasting contractor.
Grinding is done in order to remove the defective mortar from a joint. Grinding should be done to provide more room for new mortar to be put into the joint. We recommend grinding to a 3/4" depth prior to tuckpointing.
Bruno Construction Masonry, Inc. has been providing masonry and tuckpointing services in the Chicago-land area since 1984. With over 35+ years of experience as a masonry and tuckpointing contractor, you can rest assured that we will be the masonry and tuckpointing contractor for you. Our team of masons and tuckpointers can provide tuckpointing services for your home or building, replace lintels or shelf angles, any masonry restoration repairs, provide caulking and powerwashing services, or even sandblasting services on any type of building whether it is a commercial or residential project. Bruno Construction Masonry, Inc. can also provide you with scaffolding and manpower for critical inspection services on your mid to high rise building and obtain a permit and provide the masonry services needed for the critical repairs. Bruno Construction Masonry, Inc. can also help with your masonry building code violations and help you from start to finish with that process to get your building back into compliance. Take a look below at the services Bruno Construction Masonry, Inc. provides throughout the Chicago-land area and let us be your masonry and tuckpointing contractor in the Chicago-land area.