Frequently Asked Masonry Questions
The ancient art of masonry can sometimes be a mystery to the general public. To help save you some time, here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you don’t see your question listed here, please feel free to call O'Neill Masonry and Asphalt LLC today.
Residential Masonry FAQs
Can any home builder build a masonry home?
Most production builders build with wood frames and are not able to build a single masonry home in a subdivision of wood frame homes. If you want to build a home with pure masonry, it’s always better to get a professional, full-time mason than a generic kind of home builder.
Does masonry cost more than a conventional wood frame?
The initial costs of a wood frame are certainly lower than building with masonry, but you have to consider the big picture. Masonry is resistant to fire and insects, which means there are fewer concerns once the home is built.
Can masonry be insulated?
Yes, and there are several different methods available. It can be furred out inside the building and insulation is placed between the furring strips, under the drywall. It is also possible to place the insulation in the block cavity. There are also systems to place the insulation outside if that’s what you prefer.
How often should brick or stone be repointed?
A good repointing job is meant to last between 50 and 100 years. Of course, shortcuts and poor craftsmanship will require repointing more frequently. Let us take a look at it and we’ll be happy to let you know whether you need repointing.
How should I decide whether to rebuild or repair masonry?
Every situation is different, which is why you should give us a call to arrange for an inspection today.
Commercial Masonry FAQs
What can I expect during the project?
After we have gone over the details of your project, we will together create a detailed contract and production schedule. Once our crew begins to work on your project, regardless of its scale, we keep you updated every step along the way.
Can you match the bricks that were used before?
Of course! For both homes and businesses, matching the colors and textures is essential otherwise it can be a real eyesore. Obviously, this is bad for homes, it is particularly bad for businesses because it could hurt your profitably. Our group takes great pride in our ability to find the right colors and textures to match any building. Just give us a call and we’ll be able to get it done.
How can I get an estimate?
No matter what you have in mind, just give us a call and tell us what you have in mind. We are proud to employ a group of highly skilled masons that have a ton of professional experience. We are comfortable working with any scale of project. It doesn’t matter what you have planned, we are up to the challenge. So, just give us a call and we’ll give you a free estimate.