~​SPECIALIZING IN HISTORICAL MASONRY~

FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED FOR OVER 25 YEARS

NEW CHIMNEY/REPAIR/INSPECTION 

FROM NEW COMPLETE MASONRY FIREPLACE/CHIMNEYS ON NEW HOMES, TO FIREPLACE/CHIMNEY REPAIR/RE--BUILDIING ON YOUR CURRENT CHIMNEY.  WE OFFER ALL FORMS OF CHIMNEY SWEEPING/INSPECTION/REPAIR SERVICES.  WHEN YOU FEEL YOUR FIREPLACE AND/OR CHIMNEY WOULD BENEFIT FROM PRECISION CHIMNEY SWEEPING/INSPECTION, CONTACT US FOR OUR AFFORDABLE, LOW COST SWEEPING/INSPECTION SERVICE.  ON OLDER FIREPLACES, THE OLD FIREBRICK OR RE-FRACTORY MORTAR/BRICK WILL COMMONLY BREAK DOWN AND START SHOWING SIGNS OF DETERIORATION.  SIMPLE BRICK REPLACEMENT AND TUCK-POINTING OF THE FIREBOX WILL ENSURE PROPER DRAW OF YOUR FLUE AND ENSURE NO FIRE HAZARD FOR FUTURE BURNING, TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE.  GET ON OUR YEARLY SCHEDULE AND RECEIVE A ​DISCOUNT OF 10%​ TO ENSURE YOUR FIREPLACE AND CHIMNEY IS WORKING PROPERLY.


​TUCK-POINTING (RE-POINTING)

TUCK-POINTING IS PERFORMED WHEN THE EXISTING MORTAR JOINTS OF BRICK/STONE/BLOCK START TO DETERIORATE AND BREAK DOWN.  ONCE DETERIORATION SETS IN, MOISTURE AND WATER CAN PENETRATE THE SURFACE.  DURING THE WINTER MONTHS, WITH THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES, THAT SAME MOISTURE EXPANDS AND CONTRACTS AND CAUSES STRUCTURAL DAMAGE, AS WELL AS WATER DAMAGE ON THE INTERIOR OF STRUCTURES.


THE RE-POINTING PROCESS STARTS BY REMOVING THE OLD MORTAR TO THE CORRECT DEPTH.  THE DEPTH IS DETERMINED BY THE ERA AND MATERIAL MAKE-UP OF THE BRICK/STONE/BLOCK STRUCTURE BEING RE-POINTED.  ONCE PROPERLY REMOVED, A PREPPING PROCESS OF ALL MORTAR JOINTS OCCUR BY REMOVING ALL DUST AND OLD MORTAR FROM MORTAR REMOVAL PROCESS.  THEN, USING PROPER MORTAR COMPOUND AND MIXTURE, THE RE-POINTING PROCESS CAN BEGIN.  SEVERAL STEPS DURING THE RE-POINTING PROCESS ARE TAKEN TO ENSURE PROPER CURING OF ALL MORTAR.


IT IS VERY EASY TO DAMAGE A BRICK/MASONRY STRUCTURE WITH IMPROPER USE OF MORTAR AND THE IMPROPER PROCESS OF RE-POINTING.  LET US, THE CBSCO TEAM DO YOUR PROJECT RIGHT THE 1ST TIME!  OUR UNIQUE STYLE AND TOUCH WILL GUARANTEE YOU A CLEAN, CONSISTENT, BEAUTIFULLY RE-POINTED STRUCTURE EVERY TIME! 

BLOCK LAYING/FOUNDATION REPAIR-MAINTENANCE

MINOR SEASONAL REPAIRS TO CRACKING OR DETERIORATED STONE, CONCRETE OR BLOCK FOUNDATION COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE OVER TIME ON THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR FOUNDATION.  WE OFFER  MINOR STRESS CRACK REPAIR, AS WELL AS BLOCK LAYING OR CONCRETE REPLACEMENT WALLS FOR ANY INTERIOR OR EXTERIOR FOUNDATION WALL ON YOUR STRUCTURE/HOME.


​CULTURED STONE

​WITH A MORE SIMPLE APPLICATION PROCESS THAN LAYING TRUE STONE, CHOOSING CULTURED STONE COULD SAVE YOU MONEY IN SOME CASES.  INTERIOR OR EXTERIOR CUSTOM VENEER FACING OF CULTURED STONE WILL BE SURE TO GIVE ANY ROOM, FACADE, FIREPLACE, OR ANY OTHER IDEA YOU HAVE IN MIND A RUSTIC, UNIQUE FEEL.  ASK US ABOUT OUR "STACK STONE" OR "TUCKED STONE" VENEERS!


​CONCRETE WORK

CUSTOM PATIOS, SIDEWALKS, RETAINING WALLS AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN IMAGINE.  OUR CUSTOM CONCRETE JOBS ARE SURE TO DAZZLE WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK.

​CUSTOM MASONRY/IMAGINATION

FROM CUSTOM MAILBOXES, SIDEWALKS, PATIOS, FIREPLACES (INTERIOR/EXTERIOR), RETAINING WALLS, WALKWAYS AND LANDSCAPING WALLS.  WE CAN DESIGN AND BUILD THE PERFECT ACCENT TO YOUR HOME/BUSINESS OR SURROUNDING SPACE.

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C​OMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL SERVICES

MAKING SURE YOUR BUSINESS IS WATERPROOF AND READY FOR RAIN, SNOW, ETC., IS A MUST.  YEARLY STRUCTURE INSPECTIONS OF THE ROOF, PARAPET WALLS, FOUNDATION AND UNSEEN MASONRY AREAS ON STRUCTURES IS INCLUDED IN THIS SERVICE.  YEARLY SCHEDULES INSPECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

STRUCTURAL/BUILDING SEAL

​SEALING OF ANY MAONRY STRUCTURE WITH 20 YEAR MASONRY SILOXANE SEALER.  GOES ON CLEAR AND DRIES IN MINUTES.  YEARLY SCHEDULES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!

​FIREPLACE

GAS OR ELECTRIC INSERT INSTALLATION, AS WELL AS TOTALLY CUSTOM FIREPLACE CONSTRUCTION/INSTALATION.  ALSO, STANDARD FIREPLACE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR.

​SANDBLASTING

SANDBLASTING SERVICES FOR ALMOST ANY REQUIREMENT.

~ WE PROUDLY CALL OURSELVES CUSTOM BRICK AND STONE FOR A REASON.  IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS, GIVE US A CALL AT 319-524-6719 AND WE WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO STOP BY AND HELP YOUR VISION BECOME A REALITY ~