Stone is versatile in its aesthetic appeal and can work well with other construction materials. It can be imposing, glorious, dignified, and impressive, but it can also be warm, welcoming, and homely.
Stone is one of the most beautiful and natural construction materials. It is also one of the most durable. Many ancient stonework structures around the world have outlasted the ravages of war, as well as the civilizations that built them. Stone is widely used in many applications, such as the exterior of your home, decorative fences, pillars, walkways such as flagstone, and much more. Met Exteriors takes pride in our stonework and promises to deliver at or above customer expectations.
We also specialize in Manufactured stone, which has become extremely popular in Alberta due to the numerous types available at an affordable cost. Manufactured stone is fabricated using a lightweight concrete mix with different styles of moulds and colouring processes, making it resemble natural stone without needing to install any support systems. It has become a prevalent building material due to its resemblance to natural stone.
With regular exposure to rain, wind, snow, and severe temperatures, your chimney is one of the most vulnerable places on the exterior of your home. Met Exteriors specializes in complete chimney repairs.
We offer comprehensive chimney repair and restoration services throughout Alberta. You may notice the brick on the upper portion of your chimney is starting to deteriorate on (most commonly) the top 2 or 3 rows. This results from the moisture getting in through the top part of the chimney crown. If your chimney crown shows any signs of cracking, moisture is getting inside, and the brick absorbs it and then falls victim to the freeze/thaw cycle. This will also cause the mortar to deteriorate. You may notice pieces of brick on your roof beside your chimney. If the brick has been painted, look for signs of flaking and peeling.
No matter how often you have your chimney cleaned and inspected, over time, it will require the attention of a chimney repair expert. If your chimney has any of the problems mentioned above, do not put off the repairs. Repairs will save you money in the long run and help prevent hazards such as black mould, moss, falling mortar, brick and concrete, smoke damage, or even a collapsing chimney.
If the brick on the chimney has been severely damaged down, there is a good chance of a chimney liner leak. If condensation escapes through the liners, the brick will absorb it and begin to crack or deteriorate. If this is the case, we would either partially or entirely rebuild the chimney, depending on the extent of the damage, using a brick to closely match the original as best as possible.
With our expertise, we guarantee that we will find the closest possible match whether the building or home is 10 or 100 years old. We have access to an extensive supply chain and know all brick types. We pride ourselves on being service leaders.
For thousands of years, brick has been used as one of the primary masonry materials due to its strength and durability in the harsh Canadian climate. Whether it is new construction on a brick veneer wall or an existing brick application, our certified masons have a wide breadth of experience dealing with all aspects of brick in both residential and commercial settings. Brick can be used on homes, pillars, doorsteps, walkways, chimneys, and load-bearing walls.
When dealing with Alberta’s constant freeze/thaw cycles, it is essential to protect your brick correctly. There are many factors associated with the deterioration of brick. The most common factors include water infiltration, lack of cap or flashing, the wrong type of mortar, plugging of weep vents, silicone in brick joints, or efflorescence. Efflorescence can be brought in from the salts used on the roads causing white stains on the brick. Both water and efflorescence will eat away at the brick over time, causing it to deteriorate.
Block Work /Demising Walls
Whether it is a block repair job, retaining wall, cutting out openings, or a completely new foundation wall, we specialize in concrete blockwork in all aspects. We thrive on providing expertise to create the ultimate demising walls.
Concrete block is commonly used in the Alberta commercial/industrial sector. Whether a truck ran into your warehouse, you have overhead door damage or require filling in an opening; we do everything necessary to match the existing work and apply structural requirements to ensure it meets engineering approval. When replacing or repairing block, we ensure concrete re-enforcement & lintel support is also intact. Met Exteriors specializes in block applications such as foundations, vehicle impacts, demising walls, veneer walls, elevator shafts, firewalls, retaining walls, waste enclosures & more.
Masonry pillars are a classic addition to patios, fences, or entryways. They are durable, lasting for decades, and are more cost-efficient than other materials.
We apply the proper techniques to build a solid foundation ensuring longevity with pillars. Pillars can be built with natural or manufactured stone, brick, or block.