About Windowsills Work

A major part of our core business is repairing, replacing and restoring window sills, lintels and copings. Sills are crucial parts of your house since they shed water that runs down toward the windows directly to the ground, preventing it from going down the wall onto the brickwork. Since these window sills are high saturation areas, it’s important to have them well sealed and constructed with the proper materials with as few joints as possible.

We use several products on window sills. Arriscraft sills are impermeable man-made stone slabs with a pre-cut drip edge, and are available in various thicknesses that can accommodate a variety of window sizes. Indiana limestone, a popular and very long-lasting material, comes in lengths of up to 10 feet long, so a single piece can create a sill on almost any window. We also install custom-formed silica concrete window sills, with a variety of other finishes to match original sills on the house.

Arches and lintels are structural supports above a window, doorway or opening. Over time they can crack or shift, destabilizing the wall above, so special skills are required to repair or replace them. We always install a metal angle iron to support the opening properly, and have a variety of options like brick, stone, and Arriscraft for arches and lintels.

Our services include:

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Window sill replacement and repair

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Arch repair and restoration

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Lintel replacement and re-laying

Windowsill Work Videos...

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Danny NevilleDanny Neville
20:28 18 Oct 23
Excellent company. They provided great advice and worked hard to complete the job on time. They worked on our stone foundation, both inside and outside, and we are very pleased with the result. Highly recommended.
S. Maria BrandtS. Maria Brandt
20:50 17 Oct 23
Great Communication, Transparent estimate and billing process, Timely execution, Attention to detail and friendly crew that enjoyed their work singing while doing it. We are very pleased with repointing of our brick work, installation of new windowsills, replacement of caulking and insertion of weep hole guards - highly recommend.
Josée S.Josée S.
00:24 04 Oct 23
We received great service from Stonehenge from the moment we first reached out. We had inquired with several companies, looking to get our window sills replaced. The communication throughout the process was rapid, clear and consistent. I interacted with several team members, each very kind and friendly.We are happy with the workmanship and final result and we would engage Stonehenge again should the need arise.
Keith RowsellKeith Rowsell
00:17 23 Sep 23
We had a number of bricks and some mortar failing at the front entrance to our home. I contacted several masonry contractors for estimates. My selection of Stonehenge Masonry was easier than I had expected.My initial contact was with Kirscha. She is prompt, efficient and addressed all our concerns in her friendly, knowledgeable way. She also arranged for Matt to stop by to provide the written estimate. Matt arrived on time as scheduled. He is courteous, friendly and knows his trade. We discussed options, he addressed concerns and together we came up with a work plan.I awarded Stonehenge the contract. Not difficult after reviewing all estimates. A schedule was agreed upon. A few days later another mason, Noam, stopped by to do some additional measurements. He too was pleasant and great to talk to.The job commenced this morning on time as scheduled. The owner himself, Dan, arrived with Alex and Diarmaid. They work very well together. They're organized, neat and focused. The work is completed and the outcome is better than expected. Thank-you Dan and team. You are a credit to your trade and business and I'd be most happy to recommend Stonehenge to family and friends. Thank-you.
suzanne nusseysuzanne nussey
21:29 14 Sep 23
We used Stonehenge to repoint some of the brickwork on our 1940s bungalow in Old Ottawa East, and Shawna did an excellent job. She matched the masonry beautifully, which is really difficult on these older homes. A real bonus was the excellent cleanup she did after finishing the job. We highly recommend Stonehenge and would not hesitate to use them again.
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About Us

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Stonehenge 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!

Warranties

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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.

Expert Opinion

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I get asked this question frequently and it’s a good question. One of the worst things that can happen is a catastrophic collapse of a masonry wall or foundation. Determining the structural integrity of wall is a complex process, but there are 2 typical problems and solutions. Cascading Failures On older brick walls (before 1950’s)…
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The Evolution Of Masonry

Masonry is arguable the oldest profession in the world, and the philosophy behind it has remained unchanged for thousands of years. Until now….. In the traditional school of masonry the principle is that masonry units are porous. They have holes and this is important. Masonry walls were not designed to be watertight, but actually had…
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Why Bricks Break!

 37,479 people have watched this video! Expert mason Dan Bloom explains why bricks break and crack. There are 4 Major causes. Water, Salt, Movement, and Grade Level.
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Work or Water? Mixing Mortar 101

3,672 people have read this article! More work or More Water ? Mixing mortar is something that every do-it-yourselfer does at some point — and very few get right the first time. I hear lots of complaints that the bag doesn’t have instructions on how much water to use; the result is usually sloppy, wet,…
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Why Do Bricks Have Holes?

13,631 People have read this article! We get asked this question all the time. Bricks have core holes or recesses (called “frogs”) for several reasons. The most important is a principle called “keying in.”  When bricks are laid in a bed of mortar, the mortar squeezes into the holes which, when dried, locks the bricks…
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Lime VS Portland Cement? Which Is Better?

70,314 people have read this article! Check out my video or read the article below! 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,…
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