Stone & Brick Installation

Illiana Masonry specializes in the installation of all varieties of stone and brick.  We have 20 plus years of experience in the masonry industry and can perform any type of masonry necessary to complete your project in a professional timely manner.  Our expert masons take the time necessary to insure that the job is done right the FIRST time and understand that the quality of a project far outlasts the benefit of taking shortcuts.

We use high quality sand and mortar, and use the proper amount of wallties in order to make sure that your walls are of the highest integrity.  We take our time in striking the joints because we know that this is where most masonry mistakes are made. 

We at Illiana Masonry will make sure that we blend all materials to insure that your walls look the best they possibly can.  Have you seen brick walls where there are a total of 20 black bricks in a section and they are all right next to each other?  That doesn’t happen with us.  We know that taking a little extra time up front pays huge dividends in the long term.

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Tuckpointing & Chimney Repair

Let Illiana Masonry take care of all your tuckpointing and chimney repair needs.  We are a full service masonry company that understands how to fix a chimney the right way.

Most chimney problems can be traced back to poor chimney crown installation.  Illiana Masonry won’t just patch a worn out crown but specializes in replacing that crown with proven materials.  Most chimneys that have problems do not have a crown that overhangs the chimney, but we will make sure that your cap overhangs the chimney in order to keep the rain and snow off of the brick.

If your project needs tuckpointing we have experts who know that tuckpointing is an art and not just a bunch of guys slapping mortar on some old bricks.  We grind out the old mortar to a proper depth to insure that the new high quality mortar will remain in good condition for many years to come.  Let us estimate all your repair needs.

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Fireplaces

Illiana Masonry has installed beautiful stone fireplace faces all over the northwest Indiana area. Let us show you how we can transform your living space with a gorgeous stone façade on your fireplace or a stone accent wall in your kitchen. We know just how to match your existing colors with a stone that will bring out the richness of your home. Call today for a free quote.

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Mailboxes

Have you seen mailboxes that are leaning over and look like the Tower of Pisa?  Don’t let this happen to you.  The problem of the leaning mailbox can be traced to a poor foundation being installed under the mailbox.  Many companies will give a “great price” to install your mailbox, but the question that needs to be asked is what is under that mailbox.

A mailbox foundation should be approximately 32” deep with a poured and reinforced footing which is belled out at the bottom.  This will insure that your investment will stay straight for a long time. 

The actual mailbox itself is also an important component to the mailbox.  Make sure you know what you are getting because you don’t want the $15 cheapy that won’t open and close properly after one year.  Illiana Masonry installs mailboxes that are high quality and that adjust to insure a proper fit that will serve you well for years to come.

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Foundation Repair

When your block foundation is in need of stabilization or replacement, call on Illiana Masonry to get the job fixed right.   We  have installed stabilization beams or replaced block walls on many jobs in the northwest Indiana area.  We won’t give you a “quick fix” that succeeds only in putting some money in our pocket, but will give an honest assessment of what needs to be done and then providing a long term solution that will stand for many years to come.

Pressure from moist soil is the number one cause of trouble for most foundations.  The built up pressure over the years can cause bowing and cracking of your foundation walls which needs to be addressed.  If the wall can be stabilized with beams, that is your most budget friendly solution, but if the walls have gone too far, the way to go is replacement.  Illiana Masonry knows how to shore up your home and replace walls quickly and cleanly.  We will also install grout and reinforcement bars in order to make sure that your walls stay straight for a long time.

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