BASEMENTS

Most old structures built before 1910 have brick or stone foundations: under normal circumstances, any moisture entering the masonry wall should be able to evaporate. Use of waterproofing materials, such as cement plasters, synthetic paints, and hard cement mortars prevents moisture to evaporate. This causes the foundation walls decay: brick, stone, and mortar deterioration, leaks, efflorescence and mold build ups.

Basement restoration involves removal of all previously applied waterproofing products and repairing the walls using traditional materials that allow the walls to “breath” again.


W. Roslyn Pl, Chicago, IL

Basement walls restoration: remove all waterproofing paint, plaster, epoxy and hard cement mortar, replace deteriorated bricks and stone, repoint using lime-based mortar. 

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W. Norwood St, Chicago, IL

Foundation wall restoration: remove one wythe of brick and replace with new salvaged Chicago common brick; replace limestone windowsills.

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W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL

Basement walls restoration: remove all waterproofing paint, plaster, epoxy and hard cement mortar, replace deteriorated bricks, repoint using lime-based mortar. 

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W. Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL

Basement walls restoration: remove one wythe of brick and replace with new salvaged Chicago common brick laid on lime-based mortar. 

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City: 773-286-8866

Suburbs: 847-940-1020 

info@brickstonerestore.com