Shane Oake Brick Mason

Masonry & Bricklaying
Toronto ON M1J
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New Homeowner in Toronto
New Homeowner in Toronto
6 reviews East York, ON
10/10

Brick replacement, Chimney rebuild, Pointing, etc.

Our brickwork was in sad state when we purchased our home. The chimney needed to be re-laid, and a large number of bricks needed replacing, many due to a detached eavestrough that had allowed water to flow down sections of the wall for some time. Additionally, a parapet running the length of the house had shifted, and a large amount of tuck pointing needed to be done.

Without going too much into dollar amounts, we received several quotes ranging in detail from inexpensive but vague 'fix some bricks' quotes to very detailed quotes over $10000. Shane's quote fell in the middle, and we felt most confident in his assessment. Being new home owners, cost was a factor, and Shane helped us identify the items that we needed to address vs. those that were cosmetic and could wait.

Shane's work was impeccable, and the end result looks great. He obviously takes great pride in his trade and it shows. Original bricks were reused where possible, and he took care to match brick colours and tinted new bricks to match the existing facade. Issues that we had along the way were addressed quickly -- After the work was complete there was a minor section we wanted replaced for cosmetic reasons, he was back the next day.

Throughout the job, Shane went above and beyond:

- Without prompting, he took care of several items not included in the original quote
- He found issues with our chimney flashing that a well-known roofing company had failed to spot, and referred us to an excellent roofer who addressed the remaining issues at minimal cost
- He came back after the job was complete to give us a lesson in parging (work we wanted to do ourselves), and left us materials to finish the job
- He even loaned us an extension ladder to take care of some eavestrough issues we couldn't reach, saving us buying an extension ladder we would never use again, nor had any way to transport

Shane is passionate about his work and operates with the highest integrity. We recommend him without hesitation for jobs large or small.

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Hello Will, I am finally able to comment on your review. I Thank you for the excellent write up. I appreciate it very much. Seems to me we addressed all the issues on your home and you should be good for many years to come. Do well. Best, Shane Oake