Basement Restoration

IMG_0077Traditional Stucco: Living in the New England area, store especially around Boston and its suburbs, patient you cannot but notice the number of homes with stucco siding. Stucco provides excellent weatherproofing and like all siding , approved it needs to be maintained.

The challenge is to repair cracks or whole sections of stucco while matching the finish texture to the original as much as possible.

If you choose to redesign your home by enlarging or removing doors or windows The team at Renaissance Masonry can restore the stucco afterwards to its original state. We have a wealth of experience in this area. Much of our knowledge was gained working on similar homes in Europe.

Whether your home needs to be completely re-done or partially restored we are confident we have the ability and the technical know-how to successfully complete your project.
IMG_0077Traditional Stucco: Living in the New England area, store especially around Boston and its suburbs, patient you cannot but notice the number of homes with stucco siding. Stucco provides excellent weatherproofing and like all siding , approved it needs to be maintained.

The challenge is to repair cracks or whole sections of stucco while matching the finish texture to the original as much as possible.

If you choose to redesign your home by enlarging or removing doors or windows The team at Renaissance Masonry can restore the stucco afterwards to its original state. We have a wealth of experience in this area. Much of our knowledge was gained working on similar homes in Europe.

Whether your home needs to be completely re-done or partially restored we are confident we have the ability and the technical know-how to successfully complete your project.
IMG_0048The part of any house that is most exposed to the elements is the chimney. It takes a beating from wind , and rain, diagnosis frost and hot sun. The net result of this exposure is the eventual deterioration of the structure. The course of action to rectify this depends upon the extent of the damage. Re-pointing may be sufficient but very often the chimney needs to be taken down and re-built.

This type of restoration is best left to professionals. Renaissance Masonry has the equipment and expertise to provide a safe working platform to tackle any chimney restoration.

A note about safety: Safety is our number one concern. When short cuts are taken in this field, accidents can happen. We will not take risks with the safety of any employee or our clients regardless of time or cost constraints.
IMG_0077Traditional Stucco: Living in the New England area, store especially around Boston and its suburbs, patient you cannot but notice the number of homes with stucco siding. Stucco provides excellent weatherproofing and like all siding , approved it needs to be maintained.

The challenge is to repair cracks or whole sections of stucco while matching the finish texture to the original as much as possible.

If you choose to redesign your home by enlarging or removing doors or windows The team at Renaissance Masonry can restore the stucco afterwards to its original state. We have a wealth of experience in this area. Much of our knowledge was gained working on similar homes in Europe.

Whether your home needs to be completely re-done or partially restored we are confident we have the ability and the technical know-how to successfully complete your project.
IMG_0048The part of any house that is most exposed to the elements is the chimney. It takes a beating from wind , and rain, diagnosis frost and hot sun. The net result of this exposure is the eventual deterioration of the structure. The course of action to rectify this depends upon the extent of the damage. Re-pointing may be sufficient but very often the chimney needs to be taken down and re-built.

This type of restoration is best left to professionals. Renaissance Masonry has the equipment and expertise to provide a safe working platform to tackle any chimney restoration.

A note about safety: Safety is our number one concern. When short cuts are taken in this field, accidents can happen. We will not take risks with the safety of any employee or our clients regardless of time or cost constraints.
29712It is a fact of life that brickwork deteriorates.  It is inevitable that bricks spall, nurse crack, flake and mortar looses its strength.

Each restoration job is different. Often it is worth taking the time before work commences to identify the underlying issues.

Example: Sometimes water seeps in behind brickwork, therefore some of the problem could be flashing or roof related. Often the mortar has worn down and lost its ability to adhere to the brick.

An experienced eye can spot problems that could save the homeowner a lot of money in the long run, problems like the above and structural issues should be dealt with before any re-pointing or replacing of brickwork.

We at Renaissance Masonry have extensive experience in this area and have the ability and confidence to deal with your restoration project regardless of size. Our team will treat your building with the respect it deserves and once restoration is complete it will withstand the elements for generations to come.
IMG_0077Traditional Stucco: Living in the New England area, store especially around Boston and its suburbs, patient you cannot but notice the number of homes with stucco siding. Stucco provides excellent weatherproofing and like all siding , approved it needs to be maintained.

The challenge is to repair cracks or whole sections of stucco while matching the finish texture to the original as much as possible.

If you choose to redesign your home by enlarging or removing doors or windows The team at Renaissance Masonry can restore the stucco afterwards to its original state. We have a wealth of experience in this area. Much of our knowledge was gained working on similar homes in Europe.

Whether your home needs to be completely re-done or partially restored we are confident we have the ability and the technical know-how to successfully complete your project.
IMG_0048The part of any house that is most exposed to the elements is the chimney. It takes a beating from wind , and rain, diagnosis frost and hot sun. The net result of this exposure is the eventual deterioration of the structure. The course of action to rectify this depends upon the extent of the damage. Re-pointing may be sufficient but very often the chimney needs to be taken down and re-built.

This type of restoration is best left to professionals. Renaissance Masonry has the equipment and expertise to provide a safe working platform to tackle any chimney restoration.

A note about safety: Safety is our number one concern. When short cuts are taken in this field, accidents can happen. We will not take risks with the safety of any employee or our clients regardless of time or cost constraints.
29712It is a fact of life that brickwork deteriorates.  It is inevitable that bricks spall, nurse crack, flake and mortar looses its strength.

Each restoration job is different. Often it is worth taking the time before work commences to identify the underlying issues.

Example: Sometimes water seeps in behind brickwork, therefore some of the problem could be flashing or roof related. Often the mortar has worn down and lost its ability to adhere to the brick.

An experienced eye can spot problems that could save the homeowner a lot of money in the long run, problems like the above and structural issues should be dealt with before any re-pointing or replacing of brickwork.

We at Renaissance Masonry have extensive experience in this area and have the ability and confidence to deal with your restoration project regardless of size. Our team will treat your building with the respect it deserves and once restoration is complete it will withstand the elements for generations to come.

Owners, treat Kevin Burke and John O’ Connor have over 40 years combined experience in the masonry industry. Starting off in the business in Ireland, ampoule gaining further years of experience in England and then concentrating our work in the Boston area.

We are comfortable with all types of masonry whether commercial or residential. You can depend on us whether your needs are for a complicated restoration job or a simple repair. We have extensive experience working on stairs, information pills chimneys, basements and patios. We are happy to provide a free estimate upon request.

One of the owners is always on site supervising and listening carefully to the clients requirements to produce a finished product that will last a lifetime.

At Renaissance Masonry we take pride in our work providing masonry solutions that draw on a deep knowledge of materials, multiple and varying masonry techniques and years of experience in designing, building and restoring masonry structures of all kinds.

The majority of houses in the New England area were constructed on fieldstone foundations.in some cases it is all fieldstone or could also be a combination of fieldstone on the bottom and brick on the top. Depending on the history of the house these foundations often need maintenance of some degree.

The extent of the maintenance obviously varies from house to house and depends on a number of factors– house location, advice information pills exterior landscaping, roof water collection systems, downspouts etc.

Before starting any basement restoration project it is always a good idea to walk around the property to ascertain if there are any common sense courses of action that could be taken to keep unnecessary water away from the foundation. Once this has been done we concentrate our efforts on the inside.

Tell tale signs that the foundation needs some degree of Restoration is the presence of what appears to be dust (broken down mortar) between the fieldstone and very often a trail of mortar dust all around the perimeter of the foundation.

Sometimes the foundation needs partial attention but very often the whole thing needs to be worked on, this would be assessed upon inspection.

The procedure involves the removal of all the old mortar. The methods used to do this usually involve chiseling, raking and scraping out the old mortar and is usually determined by the overall condition of the wall.

A good restoration job depends on thorough preparation, i.e., removal of all loose material to get to a decent substrate to ensure proper bond once the new mortar is applied.

As with all forms of masonry restoration, it is important that the new mortar closely resemble the old. All the old foundations typically have a high lime content mortar and care should be taken to make sure it is similar.

If you feel that your basement is showing signs that it may need some Restoration please feel free to contact us to set up an inspection. We have an experienced team that will treat your foundation with the respect it deserves and leave you in good shape for many years to come.