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Southside Masonry – A Division of Atlas Master Companies

Quality masonry will breathe life into your Virginia Beach home. With Southside Masonry just a phone call away, you don’t need to wait any longer for that beautiful masonry project you’ve been dreaming of. Our company offers quality stone, brick, and paver masonry services in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads. We also have extensive experience in masonry and block repairs. Take a look at all of our services below:

  • Chimney Building
  • Chimney Repair
  • Custom Fireplaces
  • Fireplace Repair
  • New Porches
  • Porch Repair
  • Brick Repointing
  • Brick Restoration
  • Brick Steps
  • Brick Walls
  • Block Walls
  • Block Repairs
  • Stone Masonry
  • Stone Repairs
  • Masonry Work
  • Masonry Walls
  • Masonry Repair
  • Masonry Restoration

Chimney Building & Chimney Repair

custom fireplaces virginia beachBesides being cleaned and inspected each year, your chimney will need occasional brick work repairs to ensure that it is performing its functions properly. Chimney repair is not ordinary masonry work. Specific building fire codes and design requirements for chimneys require that an experienced chimney mason should be called to do the job.

Call Southside Masonry today for a free estimate on new chimney construction or chimney repair. Whether it’s replacing the top of your chimney or a complete chimney rebuild, we can handle it. We offer the following types of chimney repair in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads:

Firebox Repointing and Rebuilding

The firebox is the brick area at the base of the fireplace where you build your fire. Just as a home will settle, so will a fireplace. When the bricks in a fireplace firebox are cracked or have deteriorating mortar joints, the firebox will need to be rebuilt with new bricks and mortar. This will restore the integrity of the firebox.

A chimney cap can also be added to a firebox to prevent future damage from water. The experts at Southside Masonry can repair and rebuild your fireplace firebox and make it structurally sound for years to come. When we do a firebox rebuild, all of the walls will be covered with new brick and the fireplace floor will be coated with mortar that seals all openings and cracks.

Mortar Crown Repair

A mortar crown is the concrete surface at the top of your chimney that keeps water out of your flue. As one of the most crucial parts of your chimney, a cracked or broken mortar crown should be repaired immediately to avoid serious water damage. Water seepage through the mortar crown will cause the chimney to break and crumble. Mortar crowns are usually installed with chimney caps to keep both water and animals out of your chimney.  If you have a broken or crumbling mortar crown, contact the experts at Southside Masonry. We can install a mortar crown for you or repair your damaged mortar crown.

Damper repair

chimney repair hampton vaA damper closes the flue when you aren’t using the fireplace so that heat doesn’t escape. If you have trouble keeping your home heated in the winter, or if smoke is pouring into your home when your fireplace is lit, this may be a sign that you need damper repair. Dampers can get damaged when exposed to heat, moisture and particles from fires. If you feel you are in need of damper repair, call a professional from Southside Masonry to come and inspect the damper and find the solution for your repair needs.

Flue repair

The flue is the part of the chimney that funnels exhaust to the outside. If it cracks, breaks, or is blocked by debris or creosote build-up, it is a safety hazard that needs to be repaired. Over time, the chimney flue may become damaged because of mortar that has weakened, cracks due to a chimney fire or lightening strike, or build-up of creosote and other corrosive materials. Once the chimney flue is damaged it can cause heat, moisture and gases to escape and damage the interior of your chimney. Health and safety become an issue and the efficiency of your fireplace is reduced. These issues can be repaired by the professionals at Southside Masonry. Don’t let your flue repair go unattended to. Contact us today for an inspection.

Custom Fireplaces

Fireplaces are a major focal point for any room. Nothing brings a warm home atmosphere like flames framed with an elegant, custom laid brick or stone fireplace and mantel. It’s a family gathering place and should be a treasured part of any home.

Southside Masonry treats every fireplace as a work of art. Let our expert fireplace masons come out and design a fireplace that perfectly reflects your style and home’s unique ambience.

Patios & Outdoor Masonry

Southside Masonry specializes in the design and installation of outdoor kitchens, patios and fireplaces – as well as unlimited applications of stone veneers and concrete pavers. We use only the highest-quality stone and brick masonry products and you can expect professionalism, creativity and workmanship from our experienced masons. Call today to get a free quote on pavers, stone walkways, patios, and more!

Masonry Case Studies

Stone Bar with Dyed Concrete Top
Customer contracted Southside Masonry to construct a stone and cement top patio bar. The concrete top was covered with a dye staining compound giving it a rustic textured finish. The finished product results in a classy entertainment area for the customer’s guests.

Langley Baptist Church – Hampton VA
Langley Baptist Church in Virginia called Southside Masonry to make repairs to the east side of the masonry sanctuary wall. The engineer of record determined that the steel and wood vertical support along this wall needed some additional support. We removed the brick and supporting block masonry units around the steel and re-laid them after the repair were made. After the brickwork was complete we installed 30 deep driven steel foundation push piers along 3 sides of the sanctuary foundation walls.

 

 

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