R & R Masonry Restoration has been providing masonry services to the greater Pittsburgh area since 1989. We specialize in brick pointing, chimney rebuilding and repointing, brick and crown replacement, lintel and beam replacement.
Because of the quality of our work, and the number of years we've been in business, we have a long list of satisfied customers that are willing provide their names, phone numbers and addresses to our potential clients. We mail a portion of this list along with our estimates.
We are proud to be listed as a "Grade A" Service Provider by Angie's List, which rates providers by price, quality, responsiveness, punctuality, and professionalism.
Brick pointing is the removal of old mortar and the installation of new mortar from stone or brick buildings. The need for pointing occurs from weather over the years, from improper windowsills or damaged brick. This problem usually occurs the most on the "weather" side of the building. If not taken care of, this can lead to water problems inside of the building, brick spading and defacing of the brick or stone on the outside of the building.
A common clue for inside water problems is paint bubbling over the top and sides of windows. The outside clues are recessed open holes all over the wall or very sandy mortar joints that can be separated out with a key or pen. R & R Masonry Restoration can perform spot pointing or pointing your entire home or commercial building.
A "lintel" is a piece of steel that crosses over the window or door opening to carry brick or stone over the opening. When the lintel begins to rust or swell, the brick or stonework begins to shift up and out causing mortar joints to crack in an upward fashion. Eventually, if not replaced, broken brick and movement on the outside wall will occur. This also can cause water and insect problems for interior walls.
Lintels are replaced by removing 1 to 3 courses (rows) of brick or stone above the window or door. All of the bricks and/or stone are saved and relayed in tinted mortar, matching color and texture. The new lintels are treated with rust-prevention paint to prevent the same problem from occurring in the future.
An old steel lintel shown above
R & R Masonry Restoration can also remove defaced or spalding brick. Brick problems are usually due to water issues, or soft/porous brick that is perpetually frozen and thawed each winter.
During spot replacements, each brick is cut out with a 12" saw to minimize disturbing the other bricks in the wall. We also perform replacements of large sections of walls and even chimneys. If suitable matching brick cannot be found for replacement, or at your discretion, stone can be used in place of brick for chimneys, as above
Window sills angled towards your house, creates water erosion. The deterioration process of poor window sills; window sills without mortar, window sills begin to lean the wrong way and complete deterioration. Proper angled window sills help direct water away, protecting your home.
Some jobs cannot wait for good weather! We make conditions above freezing by covering the area of work and using heaters. We can maintain temperatures as high as 50-60 degrees fahrenheit for 24 hours a day.
We can restore, repair or install new retaining walls in brick or stone.
R & R Masonry has won the Super Service Award on Angie's List from 2005 through 2017. Each year Angie's List awards this honor to companies that have given outstanding service according to the members for the previous year.
The criteria for the award included receiving a minimum number of reports from list members,maintaining an A average on both the reports for the current year as well as on their overall reports and not being in poor standing with the Better Business Bureau. Less than 5% of the companies of the companies on Angie's List receive this award.
Angie's List has many great independent testimonials for us as well as other service providers in early every industry. If you are in the process of remodeling your home, we highly recommend signing up for the service in order to do research while selecting contractors to work for you.
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For free estimates, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to meeting you soon.
2457 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102, us
Monday - Friday: 6AM–5PM