Our Masonry Services.
Rockland Masonry and Concrete has been serving Rockland, Bergen and Westchester Counties in New York for many years and we are proud of the breadth and quality of our services. We cover all your concrete or masonry handyman or contractor needs, whether it's construction of a stone pathway, a concrete driveway, a wall or pool surrounds, or a large foundation repair project, even chimney crown repairs or firepit construction - we do it all to the highest standards and at a great price.
Call us now - we will customize a plan that works with your needs and your budget. Or use our contact form for a free quote!
Driveway and Walkway Installation and Repair
The driveway to your home is one of the key elements that makes a home interesting and attractive. From dirt tracks with wagon ruts to elegant stone designs, Americans have always chosen their driveway materials to balance appearance and cost. Fortunately these days, there is an enormous range of materials to choose from which ensures that we can accommodate every driveway design preference and almost every budget.
These are some of the considerations when selecting the right material for your used in driveway construction:
Our experienced design team will work with you to select a driveway or walkway that delights you and works with your wallet.
All driveways and walkways will deteriorate over time, and repairs are essential to maintain the integrity of the structure and to ensure it will remain attractive and functional for years to come. We have the expertise and experience to repair all types of walkways and driveways seamlessly and promptly, making the repair as invisible as possible and ensuring minimum disruption to your home or business.
Retaining Wall Installation and Repair
Anyone with a bit of strength can pile a stack of blocks on top of one another and build a retaining wall. But it takes planning, skill and experience to build a wall appropriate for the location and gradient and that can handle the enormous pressure, gravity and weather to last for decades and look beautiful throughout. We have lengthy experience in building retaining walls of all types, and our trained teams know how to work efficiently and effectively to build retaining walls with the foundations, bases, edging and drainage to ensure they will stand strong and solid and looking great for years to come.
Sometimes retaining walls move through subsidence or because of heavy rainfall or uneven loading. We have the skills and experience to assess the cause, and design and implement a solution to restore the wall to optimum functionality, and ensure it does its job for many years. Safety is the keyword here and in adjusting a wall, whether it is a standard or retaining wall, we take great care to see that the surrounding structures and the members of your family or business are as safe as possible.
Firepits and Outdoor Kitchens
There's something magical about grilling and relaxing outdoors around a fire with friends and family. That's where the best stories are told and the warmth of the fire seems to spread into the conversation. Almost any house with a yard has room for a firepit or grilling station and the opportunity to create many happy memories.
At Rockland Masonry, we have a large selection of designs and materials to inspire your choices and will work with you to make sure that the firepit or open kitchen will meet all your specifications. We take into account the positioning, intended use and preferred budget and we make sure that you are properly informed about all the materials to be used before we start the job on-site. We have built many firepits and outdoor kitchens throughout Rockland, Westchester and Bergen counties. Our clients have loved the memories that they have made around their firepits and the additional home value they have created. It's a win-win!
Foundation problems have to be taken seriously since they can lead to significant damage to the structure of your building. Some foundation cracks are normal, some are not - many foundations will settle over time, but if this settlement is extreme or not even across the length and breadth of the building, problems can occur. About 50-60% of homes built on expansive soils will have changes to their foundations, but this is generally not an issue unless only part of the foundation settles or moves, since it may cause cracks and misalignment of walls and floors.
Some common signs of foundation stress are:
Doors that won't close, cracks in walls and floors that are uneven can be signs of foundation problems caused by differential movement. Such movement is generally caused by changes in soil moisture, so water is almost always the main culprit.
These problems are made worse if your house or building was built on clays, or on fill soils that were not compacted properly. Poor drainage around the foundation or extreme seasonal temperatures can also contribute to foundation damage in these circumstances.
Foundation damage can result in structural damage to your home or building, ugly cracks, loss of functionality of doors and windows and serious loss of real estate value. It can be very dangerous to you, your family or your business. If you see signs of foundation failure, do not delay but get help to solve the problem right away. The issue will not resolve itself and the longer you wait, the more difficult and costly the repair may be.
This is not a repair to be undertaken by amateurs or inexperienced contractors, since their efforts may turn out to be futile or may even make the situation worse. Some more experienced contractors may use methods of remediation that involve significant disruption to the family or business in the building, which can have serious emotional and economic consequences.
Rockland Masonry has years of experience in assessing and remediating foundation issues. We are aware of the significant safety and economic issues at stake. Our teams are trained in the latest technologies of slabjacking and piering or hydraulic jacking. They know the best practice to ensure successful solutions to foundation sinking that involve little or no disruption to your home or business. Our teams will work with you to assess the cause of the damage, select the appropriate course of action and remediation method, and work efficiently and promptly to get the work done on time and to budget. As always. the safety of you, your family or workforce is our number one priority.
Patio Installation and Repair
There's nothing better than relaxing on the patio with family and friends. The patio has been an architectural feature for for hundreds of years as a place to socialize and recuperate, and also as a outside showcase for the house. Patios come in all shapes and sizes, and are often a reflection not only of the home that they are attached to, but also of the personality and interests of the homeowner. And a fine patio never fails to add substantial value to a home, both in terms of utility and sale price.
At Rockland Masonry, we believe that the key to a successful patio installation is the communication and planning before a shovel touches the ground. Our experienced designers will work with you or your architects to ensure that you have all the information about available patio designs and materials. This process will take into account where the patio is located, how the patio is to be used, and what your design and budget preferences are. Only when we are satisfied that you have a full understanding of all the design and material choices do we start our stone or brick work on site. We are very proud of our patio work throughout Rockland, Bergen and Westchester counties, and our clients feel the same. Our pool cement repair work is also extremely popular.