bricklaying and tuck-pointing with Stan Guzik
Not long after the TPO roof was installed, we saw the ceiling drywall joint in 2nd floor kitchen was still discoloring from water damage. There was still a leak even after spending $10K on new roof! I went up to the roof and couldn't find anywhere the water could get in from the roof. I then looked at the adjacent brick wall and rear chimney, and found many holes where water could get in from the side (blowing rain). So, i figured having this brick fixed might be the next remedy.
My friend Steve and his family own a few 2-flats near Loyola. He was also in the middle of multiple rehabs and just happened to be working with a brick mason as part of his re-roof.
|Steve's front parapet wall back being rebuilt|
|Steve's front parapet wall rebuild completed|
|Steve's face brick being rebuilt by Stan's employees|
|Our middle chimney before rebuild|
|close up of slowly falling chimney before rebuild|
|center chimney after rebuild|
nice and straight again!
|my horrible attempt at tuck pointing|
after city violations in 2002, before rebuild
|rear double chimney with large holes in brick|
and mortar before rebuild
|same chimney after rebuild|
and tuck pointing
|rear double chimney after rebuild|
topped with cast concrete, rubber, clay flue, and rain/animal cap
|center chimney before rebuild|
|double chimney during rebuild, steel flue for hot water|
heat exhaust still intact
|double chimney during rebuild|
|Stan's truck - lots of scaffolding|
|Stan's crew put down tarp and plywood to protect roof|
|center chimney during rebuild|
Stan's crew did a great job rebuilding the chimneys, spot tuck pointing the entire south wall, and lots of other additional work that was not even in the contract for a fair price. I can highly recommend his company based on the work he has done at my friend's house and our house.
I will also be hiring him to repoint and partially rebuild the face brick of our house.
Here's Stan's business information:
Stanislaw Guzik Construction Inc.
Licensed Mason - Chicago and Suburbs