Wilkens Contracting Inc

Tuck Pointing
30 Canvarco Rd, Unit 5 Toronto ON M4G 1L3
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Alan N. in Old Toronto
Alan N. in Old Toronto
9 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Modification of flagstone walkway

Last winter, three flagstones became cracked and loose where my walkway meets the sidewalk. This appears to have been due to repeated blows by the sidewalk snowplow. Richard and Bill developed the solution of replacing these three end-stones with sloped concrete. Bill then expertly implemented this solution, which also involved removing the end of the existing concrete pad below the end-stones and pouring a new mini-pad that Bill stabilized by attaching it to the newly cut end of the old pad. Bill ensured that the street-end of the new pad sloped at the optimal angle from the remaining stones down to the sidewalk: shallow enough to avoid being caught by the blade of the snowplow, but not so shallow that the transition to the remaining flagstones would create a tripping hazard for tenants. A tricky job, beautifully done! This is the seventh time that I've used Wilkens Contracting for a range of masonry services. The work is invariably excellent, and the price is always appropriate.

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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Re-parging of chimney

I was greatly impressed with the responsiveness, advice and workmanship of the Wilkens team ranging from Olivia to Richard to Bill (masonary). It was a pleasure dealing with them. I would not hesitate to recommend them and to use them again in future for chimney/fireplace services.

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10/10

Chimney rebuild

I contacted Wilkens contracting to replace a chimney because the bricks were falling off and was a safety concern. After contacting Olivia they quickly provided an estimate that was very reasonable given the amount of work that had to be done. Frank and Mike who completed the work are exceptional professionals and were able to match the bricks to the period style of the house and completed the work within the specified period of time. I highly recommend this company and will use them again in the future.
DC Toronto

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Company Response

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We were very happy to help you with your Chimney repair and look forward to hearing from you if you ever need anything in the future.

Olivia & The Wilkens Team

Bonnie in Toronto
Bonnie in Toronto
2 reviews Burlington, ON
10/10

Fantastic!

Needed the chimney rebuilt to repair water damage. The work was tidy, done carefully and with precision. Frank, the mason, is an artist. Many years experience - he explained what the damages were, how he was repairing it and why he was doing it that way. Felt confident in their work, they were respectful and took all precautions considering covid-19. Cleaned everything up - exactly how you would want a job to be completed. Excellent workmanship, care and respect of our property and home. Highly, highly recommend their work!!!

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Company Response

Hi Bonnie,

Thank you so much for your review. We were so happy to be able to work with you on rebuilding your chimney. Please don't hesitate to call us in the future for any brickwork needs, you were a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process.

Have a great summer,

Olivia & The Wilkens Team

Gerard Noone in Toronto
Gerard Noone in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

tuckpointing northwest wall of house

I used Wilkens a few years ago to re point my chimney and they did an excellent job, so I did not hesitate to get them to do extensive tuckpointing on the weather beaten wall of my 50s house. The estimate was quick and very reasonable. Jake came soon after and did a professional and excellent job, no fuss no muss. I will certainly use Wilkens again and recommend them to friends and neighbours.

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Company Response

Hi Gerard,

Thank you so much for your kind words. Glad we could assist you with this tuckpointing and so happy to hear you are satisfied with the work. Hope to hear from you in the future.

Enjoy your summer!

Olivia & The Wilkens Team

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Tuck pointing, brick replacement

House, about 100 years old, needed some tuck pointing and brick replacement. Wilkens provided a quick response, reasonable estimate (others were much more expensive and wanted to do more extensive work than seemed necessary), and Bill did the actual work very well and with only four more bricks than were called for in estimate. Good job!

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Company Response

Hi! Thank you, we are so happy to hear that you are satisfied with the brick repair Bill did for you. Please don't hesitate to call us in the future.

Have a great summer,
Olivia & The Wilkens Team

David in Essex
David in Essex
1 review Essex, ON
10/10

Long time excellence

I first used Wilkens for tuck pointing on my first home in Leaside in the early 1980s . Excellence service . When I moved to another vintage brick house in 2011 I again relied on Wilkens to tuck point the whole house . Recently I used them again for a smaller Job on the front porch . Again the work was excellent and well priced . Real value for $$ . Quite special to deal with the same firm with the same results over a 40 year period !

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Company Response

Hi David,

Thank you for the kind words. We are so pleased to hear you are happy with the brick repair on your front porch. We pride ourselves on a job well done. You have been a fantastic client over the years so don't hesitate to call if you need anything in the future.

All the best,

Olivia Wilkens
& The Wilkens Team

Eva
Eva
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Absolute 5 star service

They visited us and provided a free estimation for a chimney. They are punctual, professional, very knowledgeable on their field and provided good advises!
We can only speak highly about them! Thank you for your excellent services!

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Company Response

Eva, thank you for your kind words. We were happy to help with your chimney.
All the best, Olivia at Wilkens Contracting Inc.

Alan N. in Old Toronto
Alan N. in Old Toronto
9 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Repairs to walkway, porch, wall and driveway.

This Fall (2019) is the sixth time that I've used Wilkens for masonry work on multiple properties. The work is always superb, both technically and aesthetically. Bill did the latest job, repairing a flagstone walkway, concrete porch, brick wall and asphalt driveway. He was a pleasure to deal with, due his dedication to quality, attention to detail, and patience in clearly explaining every aspect of the work. Once again, the outcome was worth every penny. Thank you!

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Company Response

Alan,

Thank you so much for your loyalty and business over the years. Wilkens Contracting is always here for your masonry needs.

All the best, Olivia

Andrew in Toronto
Andrew in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
9/10

Fireplace Renovation

Totally happy with the work. The project included the Chimney (coursing, flue, and rain caps) and the Firebox, Damper, Hearth, and some additional brickwork. It took approximately 2 weeks.

The Wilkens team did a great job with a high attention to detail. I appreciated their honesty; and their team was very good to work with. The project took a bit longer than expected, however there are always surprises with renovations.

I would totally recommend Wilkens for your Chimney and Fireplace needs.

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Company Response

Hi Andrew,
Thank you so much for using Wilkens Contracting for your Chimney and Brickwork and leaving us such a positive review. We loved working with you and are so happy you appreciate our service. Don't hesitate to reach out for any future projects, we hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day. Olivia.

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More about Wilkens Contracting Inc

Wilkens Contracting Inc. has provided personalized service to Toronto homeowners for over 30 years. Our specialties include tuckpointing, building & repairing chimneys, and building & repairing fireplaces. We also repair concrete, stone work, sidewalks, and wet basements. Our team of qualified trades people will assess your needs and carry out the job in a timely and thorough manner. We'll treat your home like it's our own.

CATEGORIES
Tuck Pointing, Fireplaces, and Chimney Build & Repair
PRODUCTS
We proudly service Toronto, Etobicoke, East York, and North York, ON
SERVICES
masonry repairs, tuck pointing, chimney repairs, brick fireplace repairs, chimney rebuilds, brick fireplaces, brick replacement, parging
SPECIALITIES
Tuckpointing, Brick Replacement, Chimney Rebuilds, Chimney Repairs, Fireplace Renovations, and Fireplace Repairs, Parging
WEBSITE
http://www.wilkens.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1977
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
10
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque, Money Order, e-transfer
LICENSES
Metro Lic. B7071
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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