A True Brick and Mortar Company for Chicagoland
We have successfully completed hundreds of projects for residential, commercial, multi-unit, and industrial clients over the past 30 years.
Restore and remove defective brick
Restore or rebuild
Inspect all types of masonry buildings
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No Project Too Big Or Too Small
Universal Masonry Group has completed projects in a very wide variety of sizes. Whether a residential home needs some repair work, or a commercial building needs to be built from the ground up, we can and have done it all.
Providing Chicagoland with Quality Work Since 1990
When you work with us you will get the expertise, professionalism, and quality that our clients have come expect. We do things the right way for masonry in Chicagoland.
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My chimney is broken. Is it safe to use?
No! No matter what happened or where it’s broken, it’s extremely unsafe to use. Contact us immediately if your chimney is broken.
What is tuckpointing?
The replacement of mortar between bricks.
Can you inspect the inside of my chimney?
Yes we can! You can read more about that in our Inspection services here.
My concrete is cracking. Why?
Like any other material, the volume of concrete will change slightly when it dries out (about 1/16 of an inch in 10 ft). This is why we put joints in concrete pavements, floors and other products to let it crack in a straight line at the joint.
What’s the difference between cement and concrete?
The terms are often used interchangeably, but cement is an ingredient of concrete, while concrete is mix of sand, gravel or crushed stone and paste. Cement makes up anywhere from 10-15% of the mix. If you hear people say “cement sidewalk” or “cement mixer,” be sure to correct them with the proper terms: “concrete sidewalk” and “concrete mixer.”
“I can’t say enough good things about Universal! Joe is SO easy to work with and he gets the job done RIGHT. They do things the right way and in Chicago that’s rare. ”
“We have done several projects with Joe’s team, both large and small. All of our experiences have been excellent. The quality of the work is always superb. In addition, Joe is very easy to work with. He is always punctual and easy to reach.”
“Universal is the best in the business. The crew treat our home as if it was their own, and are mindful of it being someone’s living space.
I highly recommend them!”