Best Masonry Contractors Near Ashburn

Stonemasons And Brick Masons In Your Area

Building with masonry is an art form that goes back farther than the ancient Egyptian pyramids. It continues to be a primary method for construction because it is long-lasting and highly durable. It increases the value of your home and adds to its aesthetic appeal. Need help finding masonry contractors near you? Enter your zip code to be connected today to local masonry companies.

Uses for Masonry

Stone, bricks and manufactured bricks and block are used in masonry construction. It is applied in the full exterior finish on buildings or to create accent areas as part of the design. Concrete block is commonly used to construct the foundations of building. It is also used to build retaining walls in landscaping. Overall, it is a versatile and interesting material for architectural design in siding, fireplaces, patios and walkways.

  • Bricks. Brick is made from fired natural clay. It comes in hundreds of colors and a variety of finishes.
  • Stone. Hard, less porous stone is the best option for masonry construction. It lasts a lifetime and is available in numerous styles.
  • Manufactured Brick and Stone. Cement, natural aggregates and iron oxide pigments are used to manufacture realistic brick, block and stone that is much lighter in weight. It is available in hundreds of decorative finishes.

Pros

  • Masonry is non-combustible and therefore fire resistant.
  • Exterior walls withstand decades of inclement weather, extreme temperatures and U.V. rays from the sun.
  • Masonry offers superior soundproofing, blocking noise better than any other building material.
  • Your home is termite-free since there is no wood for the vermin to eat.
  • Masonry does not rot, which means a significant reduction in mildew and fungus between the exterior and interior walls.
  • Concrete block stores heat so your home stays warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, reducing the cost of your energy bills.
  • Masonry is recognized as a "green" product since it does not deplete natural resources such as timber.
  • Insurance companies offer a discount on home insurance premiums because masonry provides increased security, fire and termite protection.
  • There is virtually no maintenance involved, and your masonry will remain intact with minor repairs for decades.
  • Due to the fact that homes built with masonry are maintenance free and high quality, they have a better resale value on the real estate market.

Cons

  • Masonry costs more than other building materials and due to the weight, it has higher delivery costs.
  • Brick and block construction needs time to fully dry between intervals, which increases the building time and labor costs.
  • Masonry is a form of "wet" construction so it cannot be done in extreme high or low temperatures or it loses structural integrity.
  • There is a risk for settlement with this type of construction, causing cracks in the mortar and masonry materials.
  • If the mortar between the masonry is applied haphazardly it leads to problems inside the cavity wall that allow dampness to enter your interior walls.
  • Masonry is a porous material and therefore prone to molding and damage from ice expansion in humid climates.
  • Masonry is very heavy and increases the stress load on the foundation of your home.

Cost of Masonry

The cost to use masonry in a home construction project varies largely depending on the actual cost of the materials you choose and the contractor fees for masons in your area. The national average for reported costs shows that homeowners spent between $2,152 and $6,846 on their masonry projects.


"Work was performed in the afternoon of the same day an estimate was provided. The crew that reset our front entry brick steps was friendly and professional. The brick work was completed completely to our satisfaction. If you're looking for brick/stone work, Omega Landscape is highly recommended."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Warrenton VA


"Jaime Newkirk recently completed a "renovation" of our red brick home's front steps and walkway and it was a pleasure to work not only with him, but his team as well. Worth every penny. Lets start from the beginning. I entered the project details from Home Advisor and received information for the three to recommended vendors. All three contacted me, but Jaime was the first to respond and the first to come out and look at our property. We knew we wanted to begin the project in short order, so I texted him photos of the steps and walkway as they were - and of what we were hoping they would look like after the project was completed and he came out to see the property right away. He took measurements, was knowledgeable about the factors that needed to be considered (elevation, water drainage impact, etc.) and sent us a quote promptly. The other contractors/ competitors responded in a timely fashion as well - but were slower to come out AND their quotes were close to TWICE as we much as what Jaime provided. Given this, I was a little skeptical about going with Newkirk Services (how could they be so much cheaper), but I went with my gut and relied up his excellent HomeAdvisor reviews and I was not disappointed. His team began work in short order, were extremely polite and professional, and were very hard working (they worked through some pretty cold weather and smiled the entire time). But here is the most impressive part, if there was ever something I had a question about or thought might look better done another way - they accommodated me and made the change without complaint. When the work was done, I noticed two chipped pieces of stone and Jaime had them removed and replaced without batting an eyelash. He said "I am not going to bill you until you're happy with the work" instead of some sort of ridiculous answer that another contractor might have given like "It's stone, there are going to be imperfections, etc." because the work was already completed. We will be calling on Jaime and his team again for other projects. The finished product looks amazing and really adds value to our house. "

--4.5 star review from a homeowner in Falls Church VA


"It is with deep satisfaction that I recommend Grady’s Painting and Plastering & Construction. Mr. George Grady is a skilled craftsman. He was hired to correct long neglected and extensive masonry and window issues on a large, beautiful Presbyterian Church built in the Civil War era in Philadelphia. The property was neglected with only minimal maintenance performed over the last 40+ years. The building was in severe decline and in need of stabilization and restoration on many fronts. Cracked ledge plates were chipped out and reestablished, internal walls damaged by leakage were broken out and repaired, brickwork was repointed and in severe cases reestablished to original strength and beauty. Leaks around the base of the building were addressed to stabilize deterioration of the foundation. Large rotted window sills under beautiful stained glass windows were restored after significant masonry reestablishment due to water damage under the rotted out sills. Broken and missing stained glass windows are in the process of repair and replacement. The process started with new metal frames cast by Mr. Grady. The new frames will hold clear painted replications of the original stained glass, also crafted by Mr. Grady. Regular windows all around the church and manse were also repaired and restored. Roof leaks were accurately identified and repaired. A sagging plaster ceiling has been torn out and restored. All this work was done by Mr. Grady alone or with an occasional helper. He worked with care, expertise and respect for the original structure. The results far exceeded our expectations and have injected new life into a building on the brink. This building, owned by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, now houses a new urban ministry in a newly gentrifying area of the city. We are happy to have had the good fortune to be connected to Grady’s Painting and Plastering & Construction by Service Magic."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Philadelphia PA


"What a great work done by seasoned professional Mr. Jose and his crew. They were top notch from start to finish. I got a reasonable estimate and they were very miticulous in their work of fixing my brick path and the grading and the settling of my front porch along with their yard work and cleaning. The work was done in a timely manner at a reasonable cost and so well, to our complete satisfaction. We highly recommend this company for all your landscaping and yard work and we will use again in a heartbeat."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Herndon VA


"We were most pleased with the quality of work they have performed. They installed a brick patio, and repaired the steps and railing on our deck. Their stone mason and carpenter are top notch craftsmen. They were always on time, worked long hours and did not stop until the job was completed. They always cleaned up beautifully. Their prices were reasonable. We will definitely hire them again for any future projects. "

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Chantilly VA


"On time, courteous, and quick describe a job well done by McCoy Masonry. "

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Ashburn VA


"They called the same day that we contacted HomeAdvisor. They finished the same day. However, when we saw what good work they did, we also hired them to do some extra work & also work our patio, and glaze the exterior brick. I've never seen workers work so hard."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Arlington VA


"Kenny did a great job on my repairs. He stayed in contact due to the weather to let me know when he would be able to get started proceed to completion. He is very affable and comfortable to work with. I would highly recommend him for masonry work."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Arlington VA


"Excellent from beginning to end. Watkins came on Saturday to give me an inspection and subsequent quote to repair severs deteriorating of brick step pavers air my front door. His bib to a c accomplish the repair was extremely reasonable. He agreed to start the repAirs on Monday the 1st of Feb to take advantage of perfect weather to complete the repAirs. All went very well and a could not e more pleased."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Falls Church VA


"C. Dod Landscaping is top notch. The owner came out and provided an awesome design and their crew was on top of their game. They were prompt in starting as well as completing our project. They definitely know what they are doing. The complex grades were perfect and on grade, stone work was the best I have ever seen and the planting design/layout far exceeded my expectations.. Bottom line is these guys are awesome. We now have the best patio and landscaping in the neighborhood. Its no wonder why they are award winning. It shows in their work and how the treat their customers. They are a first class operation. You will love working with them."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Centreville VA


"Excellent job - reasonably priced - quality results"

--5.0 star review from Jeffrey S. in Ashburn VA


"They quoted a price that was more than $1,000 less than the estimate from another company; the other company said it would be at least 6 weeks before I could get the work done and Window Source got it done within 3 weeks and they did a great job. "

--5.0 star review from Stephanie F. in Herndon VA


"Excellent service "

--5.0 star review from Dennis K. in Herndon VA


"They have done a lot of work for me. Very professional, very courteous, understanding and a man of his word. It is a pleasure to work with him, they are very good at what they do."

--5.0 star review from Michael S. in


"Forever Spring Construction and Landscape Co. did a great job for us at a reasonable price. We were very pleased with the quality of their work, timeliness, and thoroughness! Our yard looks terrific! We highly recommend Winston and his team, and will definitely call them for any of our future landscape needs!"

--5.0 star review from Christine M. in Sterling VA