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    Stonehenge Masonry Company

    Serving the greater Ottawa area, we build to last!

  • Natural stone stairs

    Natural Stone Stairs

    Custom designed dry-laid natural stone stairs

  • foundations


    The most important part of your house is the foundation, and we treat it with the serious attention it deserves

  • repointing


    Masons repointing a traditional stone foundation

  • Natural stone walkway

    Natural Stone Walkway

    Beautiful dry-laid natural stone walkway

Stone Foundations: Basic guide

Stone Foundations: Basic guide

What is a foundation? A foundation is a structure that creates a strong, level base on which to build. It’s critically important that the foundation is properly built and levelled, otherwise there will be serious problems elsewhere in the house. Improperly done foundations cause settlement issues, wall cracking, bowing, water penetration and a host of… Continue Reading

Lime vs Portland Cement? Which is Better?

Lime vs Portland Cement? Which is Better?

There are only two kinds of cement used in masonry, Lime and Portland. Cement is like flour, the essential ingredient in baking that can be used to make bread, muffins, etc. Similarly, cement is the essential ingredient for brick mortar, concrete and paving stones. Many people confuse cement and concrete, but they are not the… Continue Reading