In a world where everyone tries to rip you off, there was a green light coming from the end of the tunnel. Now leaving literature aside, I have only good things to say about Tristan and his team.
My relatively small chimney showed signs of distress, the top 2-3 brick layers started to slowly exfoliate. I called many masonry companies and all, except Green Light Masonry and another one, wanted to do a complete chimney rebuild on the grounds that the chimney is compromised and they don't want to do work that would collapse in a year or two. Ridiculous! The real reason is that a complete rebuild is much more profitable for the company.
I ended up contracting Tristan for the repair and I am glad I did. They replaced the top 3 brick layers and the cap, while the flue was preserved as it was in good condition. The chimney was wrapped in a metal mesh and then parged with cement and later finished with mortar for a nice finish. I painted it with white waterproof masonry paint to give that slick European look. (I hate the look of bricks, especially on chimneys).
The work was done professionaly and in a timely manner. I would recommend Green Light Masonry for those who want quality work but don't want to pay double or triple to cover for the overhead (inefficiencies) of bigger companies.
I have now a bulletproof chimney that will last for many decades to come, much stronger and much nicer. I wanted to attach a few pictures with before, during, and after stages, but Homestars limits the reviews to one picture.
In addition, at my request, they parged the visible part of the foundation (just below the last brick layer) at the front of the house, which looks like new again.
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I greatly appreciate you giving us the opportunity to work for you. Thank you for giving us the "Green Light"