Michael Garofalo Masonry specializes in masonry work,
decorative brickwork, chimneys, fireplaces, interlocking brick,
porch and house cement block foundations, stone walls, stone piers,
parging and repointing in Kingston, Ontario,
Canada. Numerous projects have also been built in
Sydenham, Howe Island, Wolfe
Island, Amherstview, Harrowsmith,
Gananoque, and Bath (all locations
in the surrounding area of Kingston, Ontario).
Garofalo Masonry has bricked numerous houses paying special attention
to decorative brickwork, including archways, decorative
window shapes, and multi-sized bricks. This decorative
style can provide an ordinary house with a visually appealing new-age
appearance. Chimney repair
is relatively common work for this company and can improve the resale
value of a house by allowing the usage of a wood-burning fireplace.
Repairing cracked chimney caps can assist in preventing water leakage
from entering the inside of a house and not allowing the use of
a wood-burning fireplace. Moreover, Michael Garofalo Masonry builds
proper brick fireplaces
and stone fireplaces that provide an instant visual attraction.
of old mortar joints between bricks or cement blocks can be done
easily and may provide an immediate makeover for an older house.
walkways, driveways, steps, and patios have become a recent trend
in the masonry industry. These can increase the appeal of a house
over concrete slabs or ashphalt. As well, stone
piers built on either side of the driveway entrance seem to
be commonplace now.
Garofalo Masonry is involved in building concrete foundations
for new houses, and also repairing porch foundations. Both of these
types of cinder block foundations are recommended to have parging
added after the walls have been constructed to prevent water leakage
from deteriorating the blocks and inevitably entering the house.