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Damaged Mortar?

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Repointing is the most common and important form of masonry repair. The mortar that holds all the masonry units (like brick, stone, or block)  together is designed to crack or erode before the units themselves. Repointing seals the joints to prevent water penetration, and protects the masonry units from damage.

The preparation of the mortar joints and the type of mortar used are the biggest factors for a long lasting repair.  We have a very thorough process to properly prepare mortar joints for pointing and always use the right mortar.


  • Brickwork
  • Stone
  • Foundations
  • Chimneys
  • Concrete block

Samples of our repointing work

Stone Repointing

Brick repointing

We want to thank Dan, Julian and the other team members for their highly skilled work and the very professional looking product. It was a pleasure having them on our premises. They took great care in cutting and fitting the stones for our stairs. The… Read more
Allan Gordon

Repointing FAQ


Q. Do you cut out the old mortar from the joints?

A. Yes, the mortar is cut out a minimum of 2x the thickness of the joint. So usually about 1″ inch for brick and 2″ inches for stonework.

Q. How do you remove the mortar from the joints?

A. We have various tools ranging from hand chisels to grinders, rotary tools, and chippers. Each is used for different applications.

Q. How are the joints cleaned?

A. The joints cleaned by uniformly removing all damaged mortar, then vaccuming or brushing out loose debris, and washing the wall with a hose if possible.

Q. Do you use a grout bag or hand tools for repointing?

A. We always use hand tools, unless we are filling a deep cavity in a stone wall. Hand tools give far better compression and watertight seal.

Q.  Do you use pure Portland for stone foundations?

A. Never. Stone foundations need a softer more permeable mortar

Q. Can you match different colours of mortar?

A. Yes, we can get all the basic colours which are available (Red, black, yellow, brown and variations of each)

About Stonehenge Masonry

Stonehenge Masonry on a job site in OttawaStonehenge Masonry, locally owned and operated since 2006, is one of the premier masonry companies in Ottawa. We specialize in the repair and restoration of virtually any type of brick and stonework. We excel at Natural Stone, Brickwork and Repointing, Chimneys, Foundations, Patios, and Stairs. No job is too small!

Stonehenge Masonry Company is a BBB Accredited Business. Click for the BBB Business Review of this Mason Contractors in Ottawa ON

Stonehenge is fully insured and belongs to the Better Business Bureau.

We have liability insurance to protect your property. Our Workplace Safety and Insurance Board coverage also protects the health and safety of our employees.

Warranties - Relax up to 25 Years

Stonehenge Masonry already had some of the best warranties in the industry, and we have just made them even better! We now offer guarantees of up to 25 years that will ensure peace of mind for years. Guarantees are only as good as the company that provides them, and we fully back up our word, and our work. Learn more about all of our warranties.

Free Evaluation & Estimate

Complete the on-line form below or call us, 613-612-8855.

Our office staff will arrange for an estimator to come and inspect the work. We will e-mail our formal estimate, detailing the work and the price, within three days.

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    Estimates FAQ

    Q: How do you price your estimates?
    A: Estimate prices are based on either square footage/number of units or by number of workers x number of days. Company costs such as trucks, gas, storage, insurance, advertising, offices etc. are added to the estimates as a fixed percentage.

    Q. Can I get a better deal by getting more work done?
    A. Yes. Square footage and per unit prices are lower with higher volumes. Doing 2 jobs at the same time will often lower the overall price.

    Q. Who does your estimates?
    A. All the estimates are done by one of our experienced estimators. The owner Dan Bloom, Matt Marshall and Shawna Allen handle the workload.

    Q. How soon can I get an estimator to come by?
    A. We strive to get you an estimator as quickly as possible, generally with 1-2 weeks. If you submit photos via email or our website, we can get you an estimate even faster.  We are experiencing an influx of review during COVID, causing a delay, we thank you for your patience as there are longer than normal wait times.

    Q: Are estimates free?
    Generally, yes. We charge in rare circumstances for site estimates, usually because of location or size. We would notify you beforehand of any fee.