Why Aren’t Homes Made of Structural Brick Anymore?

Structural brick homes, once a staple in architectural design, have become increasingly rare in modern construction. At IGM Masonry Brick Repairs, we often get asked why this shift has occurred and what it means for current and future building practices. In this blog, we’ll explore the reasons behind the decline of structural brick homes and […]

10 Essential Fireplace Safety Tips

A cozy fireplace can add warmth and unparalleled ambiance to your home. However, keeping your fireplace in safe working order is essential to preventing potential hazards. At IGM Masonry, we prioritize safety and high-quality work to ensure your fireplace is both beautiful and secure. Here are 10 essential fireplace safety tips to help you enjoy […]

Why Prompt Chimney Repairs Are Essential

A well-maintained chimney is crucial to the safety, efficiency, and longevity of your home’s fireplace and heating system. Over time, chimneys can experience wear and tear due to exposure to harsh weather conditions, and neglecting needed repairs can lead to severe consequences. At IGM Masonry Brick Repairs, we stress the importance of addressing chimney issues […]

Incorporating Timeless Masonry into Modern Homes

At IGM Masonry Brick Repairs, we have long celebrated the timeless appeal and enduring quality of brick masonry. As one of Toronto’s leading masonry construction companies, we specialize in integrating this classic material into both historic restorations and contemporary architectural designs. Here, we explore how homeowners can incorporate brick masonry to enhance their living spaces, […]

Understanding Repointing vs. Tuckpointing

At IGM Masonry Brick Repairs, we often encounter questions from clients about the differences between repointing and tuckpointing. Both are crucial maintenance tasks that preserve the structural integrity and beauty of masonry work, but they serve distinct purposes and involve different techniques. Here, we explain these two important processes to help you understand which service […]

How to Remove Graffiti from Brick

Graffiti can be an artistic expression for some, but when it appears on your building without permission, it can be a difficult and unwelcome ordeal. At IGM Masonry Brick Repairs, we understand the challenges property owners face with unwanted graffiti and the importance of maintaining the pristine appearance of masonry structures. Removing graffiti from masonry […]

Exploring the Rich History of Brick Masonry

Since ancient times, brick masonry has stood as a cornerstone of architectural development across civilizations. At IGM Masonry Brick Repairs, we take pride in our deep understanding and respect for this age-old craft. Our commitment to preserving the structural integrity and aesthetic beauty of historical buildings in Toronto is driven by our knowledge of masonry’s […]

Exploring Low-Maintenance Masonry Materials

At IGM Masonry Brick Repairs, we understand the appeal of durable, low-maintenance masonry materials for both new construction and restoration projects. Masonry work is renowned for its aesthetic appeal and structural integrity, but maintenance requirements can vary significantly between different materials. Here, we guide you through some of the most popular masonry materials that require […]

How to Tell If Your Building Needs Masonry Repair

Maintaining the structural integrity and aesthetic appeal of your building is crucial, especially when it involves masonry elements that may deteriorate over time due to various factors. At IGM Masonry Brick Repairs, we specialize in identifying and repairing potential issues in masonry work to ensure the longevity and safety of your property. Here, we provide […]

Understanding Brick Repair Costs In Toronto

At IGM Masonry, we specialize in providing high-quality masonry services, including expert brick repair for homeowners and businesses in Toronto. If you’re noticing issues with your brickwork, understanding the potential costs involved in repairs is essential for planning and budgeting effectively. Here is a detailed guide to the costs associated with brick repair in Toronto, […]