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
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.
Magic Stone GC Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
Grand Island, NY 2018 – Magic Stone GC is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018.
“Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.
Magic Stone GC has been listed on Angie’s List since 2011. This is the 8th year Magic Stone GC has received this honor.
Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.
For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.
This spring may you shine like sun and bloom like a flower.
We’re excited to get started again and can’t wait to complete your projects. Magic Stone was eagerly anticipating the arrival of Spring which appeared to be delayed a bit, thankfully the sun has begun to shine and we can once again begin to accomplish yet another dedicated and successful season.
Magic Stone General Contracting Receives 2018 Best of Grand Island Award
Grand Island Award Program Honors the Achievement
GRAND ISLAND December 5, 2018 — Magic Stone General Contracting has been selected for the 2018 Best of Grand Island Award in the Contractors category by the Grand Island Award Program.
Each year, the Grand Island Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Grand Island area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2018 Grand Island Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Grand Island Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Grand Island Award Program
The Grand Island Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Grand Island area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Grand Island Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Grand Island Award Program
Grand Island Award Program
Magic Stone is proud to announce that we have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award AGAIN! We have now won this prestigious award 4 years running.
The Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners must meet strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines. Magic Stone is humbled to receive such an award and works hard to ensure our client’s happiness and success with each project. Thank you for making Magic Stone apart of your project needs and go to contractor.
Insider Tip from Magic Stone GC ! The “Fall Rush”
Summer’s mean lazy days, beach adventures, picnic’s with family and above all it also means relaxation. Almost no one is thinking about repairing or fixing their homes at the moment. Did you know that summer also means home maintenance companies have a decrease in business as well? What does that mean for you? Special Discounts! Most contractors or home maintenance companies experience this fluctuation in sales and offer discounts on pricing to ensure their crews remain working and gear up for their busiest months. Which is typically the months of early September – mid November.
Booking your free estimates in advance to determine your repair needs will help you prepare for the winter months ahead and also help to save money; if booked during the slower months as well. Why? as these busy months start approaching and contractor’s start filling their schedules, supply and demand take over. Discounts are no longer offered because of their fuller schedule and scheduling in your project could take a month or more. Schedule your estimates sooner rather than later and watch the discounts come in.
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 works our magic on these brick stairs that needed restoration!
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After Magic Stone!
New stone facade by Magic Stone!
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After Magic Stone!
View before and after photographs of the stone wall installed by Magic Stone!
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After Magic Stone