Masonry Restoration

Why Masonry Cracks

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Cracking 

Masonry can deform elastically over long periods of time to accommodate small amounts of movement, large movements normally cause cracking. Cracks can appear along mortar joints or through the masonry units. Cracking can result from a variety of issues; the settlement of foundations, shrinkage, expansion, and contraction due to weather (freezing/thawing), moisture variations, the corrosion of lintels, movement between building materials, and the bulging or leaning of walls just to list a few. 

Deteriorating Brick Work

Deteriorating Brick Work

Once the source of the cracks has been determined, the next step is to repair it. Structural repairs precede minor or cosmetic repairs. Repointing mortar joints is often required, however, this action requires care and is best done with professionals familiar with various masonry techniques. Care must be taken to match properties up (color, hardness, permeability) of the existing mortar. The application must also be carefully controlled; width of joints and tooling should match the existing appearance as best as possible this also includes the cleanup process as well to ensure that mortar does not extend past the joints and onto the surface of the bricks.  

Magic Stone always provides your free estimate with the many different options available if more than one option exists. We always recommend meeting your estimator during the time of your estimate appointment this way you can go over any questions, concerns or ideas. 

 


Meet Your Crew

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Magic Stone's Crew

Magic Stone’s Crew

These well experienced Magic Men will put life back into your brick block or stone. Restoration experience is not something that is taught in a course. It takes many years of hard work, dedication and skill to achieve restoration success. Many homes require the repair itself to look as if it was never damaged, deteriorated or in need of repair; that’s when a restoration mason is needed most. Magic Stone has worked in Buffalo, NY and it’s surrounding suburbs for many many years and is very familiar with the preservation districts. If your looking for a dedicated, well vast company that specializes in masonry restoration that still maintains it’s family oriented practices look no further – you’ve come to the right place.


Magic Stone Brick Stair Restoration

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Magic Stone works our magic on these brick stairs that needed restoration!

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After Magic Stone!


Best of 2014 Masonry Contractors Award

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Masonry Contractor Buffalo New York Award

Magic Stone has received the Best of 2014 Award for Buffalo Masonry Contractors! Contact us today to schedule your free estimate for masonry repair, restoration or installation! From chimney repair to brick, block and stone installation!


Before and After of recent work by Magic Stone!

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Full Masonry Restoration by Magic Stone!

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Magic Stone Masonry Repair and Restoration

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