Stonehenge Masonry

Masonry & Bricklaying
Ottawa ON K1S 1M5
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Megan in Vancouver
Megan in Vancouver
1 review Ottawa, ON
1/10

Chimney Rebuild and Preservation of Flagstone Walkway

I first contacted Stonehenge in May 2023 to patch mortar on my flagstone (aesthetics) and rebuild my chimney. After several crew delays, the work commenced on October 2 and took 4 days (most days the workers left at 2pm). On October 9, I contacted Stonehenge to tell them I was unhappy with the work due to the following:
FLAGSTONE:
- A large stone had been removed in the flagstone and replaced with another of a very different color, and the mortar was of a very different color than that of the other areas
- The main areas I expected attention to be given to were not patched, leaving cracks in several areas and crumbling mortar
CHIMNEY
- The chimney stones were of inconsistent color with the top bricks light grey and the bottom bricks of varying colors (the company used red bricks which were painted with a color wash).

Dan, the owner came to review the work on October 20th and offered to reduce the cost of the chimney and personally patch the mortar on the flagstone with darker mortar. He further informed that mortar is impossible to match and chimney bricks dont come in colors that could match the house. He had agreed to adjust the chimney rebuild to cost and come to fix the mortar the week of October 30th (he says he left it with me whether to take the rebuild at cost or have color improvements done- I dispute this). After this I heard nothing for a month.

On November 22nd, I found water behind and around my furnace- which was running down from the door to the ash pit in the basement. After some online research, I deduced that this was very likely due to an improperly sealed chimney. I called Stonehenge and sent photos. The following day, Dan called back. The first thing he said was that I hadn't paid for the job. Although I have issues with the quality of the work, this is by far my biggest issue. Having not heard from the company for over a month, and having no revised invoice to pay, I hadn't made payment. The last thing I expected when being called back about an urgent issue (water in basement) was to be accused of non-payment. I was then told that the water could be from anything and could have been a long-standing issue (i did have some old markings on the wall but never had water from my ash pit in the 7 years I have lived in the house). He then suggested I wait a month and see if it happened again.

After some heated discussion, Dan came the following day. He found that there were gaps around the metal vent cap because the vent cap is circular and the flue opening is square (see photos). He then patched the gaps with caulking (as well as areas he identified where there were 'pea sized holes' or 'screw ends were missing'). When asked why a square vent cap wasn't used on a square flue opening, he informed me that this isn't covered - they only cover the masonry.

Ultimately I was given a discount on the total cost, but i have still paid over $6k for a chimney with inconsistent color and what I worry could have future water penetration, as well as a walkway that needs even more repair than when the work was started (cracks remain, and I will likely pay someone to adjust the mortar color). I was also forced to take time off work for the basement issue and lost a significant amount of sleep.

All of the photos attached were taken after the work was done.

Approximate cost of services:
$7,000.00
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Lynda
Lynda
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Wonderful company to deal with

I had an amzing experience with this company. They responded quickly when I requested a quote and once we approved the quote they set a date for the work. Through my error they had to change the date, only a day later, without any complaints. The staff from administration to anyone who came to the house was always very helpful, friendly and professional. We were very pleased with the completed work and they always kept the site clean and organized.

Approximate cost of services:
$3,000.00
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Nathan S
Nathan S
9 reviews Ottawa, ON
8/10

2 window sills

Hired Stonehenge do remove 2 old brick window sills and replace them with Arriscraft sills. They did a great job installing the new sills, one small issue is that the one sill was supposed to be 2 full length sills, and they installed three sills instead. No explanation for this change was provided, but not a huge issue. They did a great job cleaning up the worksite, which was greatly appreciated.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,000.00
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EWallace in Ottawa
EWallace in Ottawa
6 reviews Ottawa, ON

First Review

6/10

Fixed front steps

We hired Stonehenge Masonry to fix our front steps last fall. The outside stones of our steps were all loose and sagging. Stonehenge gave a very good estimate and did not try to oversell us. We did have a bit of trouble as they showed up to do the job much earlier than they were supposed, so we were not ready with access to water and electricity. Also we had to call them back to remind them that the job was not finished (they forgot to put mortar between the stones). The mason they sent out was very nice and informative, however. Lastly, some steps loosened up over the winter and they came out to reglue them for free. The mortar between some of the front steps also came out over the winter so the appearance of our steps is not 100%. Overall, we are satisfied with the work but would not immediately go to them for our next repair.

Approximate cost of services:
$600.00
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One of Ottawa's top family owned businesses in the masonry field. Operating since 2005. BBB member, A+ rating.
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