Buildstrong Masonry

Masonry & Bricklaying
20 GLADSTONE AVE Toronto ON M6J 3K6
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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Vaughan, ON
10/10

Highly Recommend Buildstrong

Buildstrong worked on an exterior archway on our home. They were very professional to work with, and the job looks amazing. I could not be happier with the quality of the finished work and how fast they completed the job. We are very picky, and we had nothing to complain about whatsoever. Definitely will call them if we need any other masonry work done in the future.

Approximate cost of services:
$400.00
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Company Response

Thanks so much for the feedback - I'm glad we are as picky as you are and got it done to your satisfaction! We look forward to helping with your next project!

Nakia
Nakia
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Patching an old basement staircase

Our exterior basement staircase was in dire need of some masonry TLC, especially after finding out a portion of the staircase had crumbled providing the perfect conduit for rats, yes, rats to enter our basement. René came over to assess the staircase and seemed very knowledagble. He was super honest and actually talked us out of doing a few things to the walls (e.g. parging-painting over concrete) as he noticied the walls had been patched by the previous home's owners in various ways and had shifted a bit over the years. He recommended patches to fix major issues and to keep an eye on things. His crew was very polite and their work was great. Would hire them again!

Approximate cost of services:
$2,200.00
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Company Response

Hi Nakia, thanks so much! It was our pleasure to help keep the rats out of the house! Hopefully the wall stays in good condition for so long that you don't have to worry about it ever again!

Kevin in Toronto
Kevin in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Repaired separated bricks above garage side entrance.

This was a small job and I got the impression from other companies that it wasn't worth their while to come and repair. Dealing with Rene was a pleasure though, and he sent JL over to do the work for a fair price. JL was perfectly friendly and did a great job. I'd happily deal with both of them again in the future.

Approximate cost of services:
$200.00
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Company Response

Hi Kevin, thanks a lot! It was our pleasure to get this small project completed for you in time for the Winter. We look forward to working on future projects with you and upgrading your home - cheers!

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Reintalled a fallen stone in front porch arch

A stone fell down from front porch arc. Rene and his team are very friendly and professional. The job is done great. I am highly recommended Buildstrong Masonry team. Excellent!!!

Approximate cost of services:
$800.00
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Company Response

Thanks very much! We're ready for your next project!

cferg.
cferg.
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Tuckpointing of stone foundation wall

If you are looking to have some masonry work done and are scouring a list of companies, stop at “B” and contact Buildstrong Masonry. In this day and age when it seems the only thing left in customer service is the customer, this company is different. They have old fashioned values and exemplify everything you are looking for in a company…..quick response time, professional and friendly, very detailed in describing the scope of the work, are happy to answer questions, and are fair and competitive with their pricing.

I originally found Buildstrong Maonry while searching the Better Business Bureau website (they have a BB Rating of A+ so already a point in their favour). I live in an older home and I was looking to have either tuckpointing or parging done on the stone foundation wall on the side of my house. I sent pictures via email to Rene and he replied promptly to discuss the work. He recommended against parging the wall so as to not cover up the beautiful stones, and instead recommended just replacing the mortar i.e. tuckpointing. I was so happy to hear that parging was not necessary as I have always wanted to keep the look of the home as close to original as possible. He also provided options on how I could enhance the look of the stone wall. Once the scope of the work was determined, I received a very detailed quote shortly thereafter.

Everything was pretty much done via email which, given my baby boomer status, was a little unconventional for me, but definitely efficient and convenient.

The work was completed by Mike, who was very professional, kind, thorough and efficient, and clearly enjoyed what he did and took pride in his work. The site was also left very clean after the work was completed. I would definitely use Buildstrong again and would not hesitate to recommend them to family and friends.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,300.00
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Company Response

Wow, what kind words! Thank you so much for the review and it has been our pleasure working with you and enhancing your foundation! I'm glad that you appreciated the effort we put into making the process as smooth and detailed as possible. That means a lot to us and I'm glad that your project went smooth and your wall is good to go now!

Matt
Matt
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Exterior Brick Repair

Buildstrong Masonry did an excellent job repairing cracked brick on the exterior of my home. They were courteous and professional and did excellent work for a lower cost than I was quoted by other companies.

Approximate cost of services:
$250.00
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Company Response

Thanks a lot, Matt! It was a bit more work than anticipated, but it needed to be done properly and now you've got the peace of mind that those bricks aren't going anywhere anytime soon!

Elaine in Toronto
Elaine in Toronto
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Parging and flagstone repair

Rene and his team did a great job last year repairing the parging and flagstone on my house. They were very reasonable, professional and Rene was very good at keeping in touch as to when they could do the job.
I contacted Rene this spring when I noticed there were hairline cracks in the mortar around the flagstone they had repaired. After sending him some pictures, he was quick to reply that they had in fact used the wrong mortar and that he would repair the job with a better material at no cost. The crew came and basically had to redo the entire landing. It was quite the job. We are very happy with the work and would recommend them..in fact I already have.
I was quite impressed at how Rene stood by his commitment to quality and service. Would definitely use them again.

Approximate cost of services:
$3,000.00
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Company Response

Thank you, Elaine! We honour our warranties and are not afraid to admit a mistake and return to fix it better than before! This review means a lot to us, so thank you very much for your patience and your kind words!

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Porch step resurfacing, brick repair, parging, paver replacement, cap reinstallment

Our 20-year-old porch/brick/pavers were in need of a makeover, and Buildstrong Masonry provided just that. René and his team were punctual, upfront, professional, time-efficient and most importantly receptive to feedback. They really made sure that we were satisfied with the final product before sending the final invoice.

Overall, it was a stress-free and pleasant experience, and I would definitely Buildstrong Masonry to everyone.

Approximate cost of services:
$3,800.00
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Company Response

Thank you so much for the review! This project had a lot of moving parts but it all came together nicely and went very smooth. It was our pleasure!

TorontoHomeOwner in Ottawa
TorontoHomeOwner in Ottawa
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Chimney repair and additional brick work

Our house is 120 years old and we hired Buildstrong to repair our crumbling old chimney and to replace a number of bricks that had fallen from the top of our house along the front and side. They suggested capping the chimney since it was no longer in use which was most more cost effective, and they replaced all of the missing bricks. They did a great job trying to use bricks that would match our very old brickwork by. The team was excellent and alway left the job site very clean and organized each both, which was much appreciated by us and our neighbours who share the pathway between our homes. They were always very responsive and even came back after the job was finished to make a small adjustment that we requested. I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone needing masonry work. Thanks Buildstrong!

Approximate cost of services:
$5,000.00
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Company Response

Hi there, thanks for the kind words! We're happy to help upgrade your home and it's our pleasure to make sure you're satisfied, so much appreciated for the feedback!

Melanie from Toronto
Melanie from Toronto
8 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Tuck pointing and basement foundation repair

JL and his crew replaced the bricks and mortar in front of the house and the crumbling bricks in the foundation. They also repaired some cement around the floor drains. The work is pretty. The place is clean and they came when they said they would. Couldn’t ask for more.

Approximate cost of services:
$4,000.00
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Company Response

Hey Melanie, thanks for the kind words!
I'm really glad we were able to help with the foundation work inside that was added onto the original scope of work. It looks great and is sealed up nicely!

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More about Buildstrong Masonry

Providing top quality, sound brick work on residential homes in Toronto.
Over ten years of tuckpointing and brick replacement experience. Mortar colour and style matching, insightful free estimates, determined to not stop till you're satisfied.

Parging, brick replacement, tuckpointing & stone work.

CATEGORIES
Masonry & Bricklaying
SERVICES
Tuckpointing Do the mortar joints on your home need to be repaired? Parging Is your foundation cracked or flaking off? Brick replacement Are some of your bricks damaged or weather-worn? Stone repairs Does your flagstone or stone need to be repaired?
SPECIALITIES
We do 3 things the best: parging, tuckpointing and brick replacement. We take care to make sure your project is completed as technically and artistically strong as possible. So your home will be repaired right and look right.
WEBSITE
https://BuildstrongMasonry.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1991
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque, e-transfer and Visa/MasterCard/PayPal
LICENSES
Building Renovator Licence
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
2 years on Workmanship. Kindly ask for details. Depends on project completed.
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