Basement Redo

Basement Redo

Basement Redo

Lincoln Custom Masonry replacing an old foundation for a new one in a Lincoln Home.

Your home’s foundation has to be in place, and be functioning for your home to stand, so a lack of attention of necessary repairs can cause a lot of other issues and create bigger problems if left unattended. We’ve addressed some of the issues of a foundation in a previous post. You can find that information here under Leaky Basements.

If you are having foundation problems that may need to be addressed, it’s essential to get an analysis of those problems and how they can be taken care of. Sometimes stopping the problem before it escalates can help the home owner to save money and time by taking on the repairs, rather than having to replace the whole basement.

You may need to ask yourself a few questions, like how you want to use your home in the future. Do you need the extra space in your home by making a livable basement and adding more room for expansion, or do you want to appreciate your home for the purpose of selling it.

Give Lincoln Custom Masonry a call, or contact us to get a basement analysis and a quote.

Lincoln Custom Masonry Services Include:

• Free Estimates
• Competitive Pricing
• Quality And Skilled Masonry Workmanship

Kitchen Tile Backsplash

Kitchen Tile Backsplash

Kitchen tile backsplash installed In Lincoln home.

Kitchen tile backsplash is one of the most important upgrades to your kitchen as the design of your kitchen counts on the backsplash to add the needed touch. The owners of this newly designed kitchen wanted a subway tile backsplash to complete the design. Subway glass tiles are a great choice for your kitchen backsplash. They are family-friendly because they resist stains and are easy to clean. They are also great if you are working on a tight budget. The subway glass tiles can range anywhere from $2 per square ft., and up to $5 – $7 per sq ft for the thicker tiles.

At Lincoln Custom Masonry, we can give you an array of choices for your backsplash. From tile to brick and flagstone. Also, be sure to ask about the grout colors as they come in an array of colors. We chose white with these gray Subway tiles to help the backsplash stand out and have a little pop.

We’ll help you design your kitchen backsplash from a rustic look to a sleek style, depending on your budget and needs, and then install the backsplash of your choice.

 

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Backsplash In Progress

Lincoln Custom Masonry Services Include:

• Free Estimates
• Competitive Pricing
• Quality And Skilled Masonry Workmanship

Ultra Patios

Ultra Patios

Ultra Patios

Ultra Patios are our specialty when the weather starts getting warmer. At Lincoln Custom Masonry, we don’t believe in wasting any outdoor space that is usable, and we don’t think you would either. You can transform your yard, no matter how big or small, into a entertainment center with a patio fireplace, a fire pit or an ultra patio that has seating areas, tucked in lighting, fire pits or fireplaces.

Enjoy your evenings and weekends on your patio around your fireplace with family and friends.

Lincoln Custom Masonry Services Include:

• Free Estimates
• Competitive Pricing
• Quality And Skilled Masonry Workmanship

Fireplaces & Fire Pits

Fireplaces & Fire Pits

This outdoor stone fireplace has two waterfalls, one on each side, and has a gas insert fireplace, so you don’t need to stack firewood. The fireplace turns on with a switch as you walk out the back door. It also has a 48″ flat sceen TV on the top half. Now that’s outdoor entertainment at it’s max.

Lincoln Custom Masonry Services Include:

• Free Estimates
• Competitive Pricing
• Quality And Skilled Masonry Workmanship

Crowd Pleaser Fire Pit

Crowd Pleaser Fire Pit

Crowd Pleaser Firepit

The crowd-pleaser fire pit can handle a crowd. This fire pit is made for the large family and entertainers. You’ll love the hint of modern to this stone fire pit, giving everyone a chance to set close to the fire and enjoy those cooler evenings on the patio. Don’t forget the smores.

crowd-pleaser-fire-pit

Crowd Pleaser Fire Pit

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Enough room for the whole gang!

Lincoln Custom Masonry Services Include:

• Free Estimates
• Competitive Pricing
• Quality And Skilled Masonry Workmanship

Indoor Fireplaces

Indoor Fireplaces

Indoor fireplaces can be a great asset to have in your home, especially during the colder months. Some of the pictured fireplaces were resurfaced and refaced for a more modern look, and one was completely rebuilt giving it a beautiful rustic look.

Lincoln Custom Masonry Services Include:

• Free Estimates
• Competitive Pricing
• Quality And Skilled Masonry Workmanship

Entryways

Entryways

A Lincoln suburb home got a new driveway, retaining wall to help enclose the yard and keep it from eroding, and a better visual entryway with a brick slab for the home owners to add their own touch of flowers and shrubs.

Lincoln Custom Masonry Services Include:

• Free Estimates
• Competitive Pricing
• Quality And Skilled Masonry Workmanship

Pillars

Pillars

This Lincoln home had new house pillars added for a more modern look.

Pillars are to maintain the structure of your home or business and give your entryway more appeal. There are many styles of pillars and Lincoln Custom Masonry will help you to decide which design or composition would work the best for your home or business.

house-pillars

Lincoln Custom Masonry Services Include:

• Free Estimates
• Competitive Pricing
• Quality And Skilled Masonry Workmanship

Facades

Facades

Stone House Facade Replaced Brick Facade

Facades are mainly decorative, but also add great front appeal to your home or business. Facades are generally one side of a building, and usually the front facing side, but not always, and sets the tone for the rest of the building. From an engineering perspective, the facade is important for its energy efficiency. Facades come in many shapes and materials. You can see facade ideas from Shutterstock here.

Before & After . From Brick To Stone Facade

stone house facade
home brick facade

Lincoln Custom Masonry Services Include:

• Free Estimates
• Competitive Pricing
• Quality And Skilled Masonry Workmanship

Custom Mailboxes

Custom Mailboxes

Custom mailboxes are long lasting and will add a perfect accent, by adding brick or stone that will compliment or match the look of your home.There are literally thousands of styles to choose from or custom design your own and Lincoln Custom Masonry will build your mailbox from the ground up.

custom-mailboxes

Lincoln Custom Masonry Services Include:

• Free Estimates
• Competitive Pricing
• Quality And Skilled Masonry Workmanship

Chimney Restorations

Chimney Restorations

Chimney inspections and restorations eventually become necessary, due to the age of the home and weather conditions. At Lincoln Custom Masonry, we will inspect your chimney and give a complete and fair estimate of what is needed to bring it back up to par.

chimney-restoration

Chimney Restoration

Lincoln Custom Masonry Services Include:

• Free Estimates
• Competitive Pricing
• Quality And Skilled Masonry Workmanship

Caulking & Sealing

Caulking & Sealing

Air and water leaks in your home or business building’s structure happen over time and it’s necessary to take care of these to prevent further damage. Lincoln Custom Masonry will caulk and seal your home or business with high quality water proof caulking and sealing materials.

Lincoln Custom Masonry Services Include:

• Free Estimates
• Competitive Pricing
• Quality And Skilled Masonry Workmanship

Leaky Basements Foundation Damage

Leaky Basements Foundation Damage

Leaky Basements

Lincoln Custom Masonry solves interior or exterior wet basement problems.

For leaky basements, there are two important areas to check into when trying to analyze why you may have a leaky basement.

  • Gutters: Check your gutters for any major leaks and be sure a gutter extension has been added to your downspout, keep your gutters clean and direct the downspout away from your foundation.
  • Landscape Grade: In an effort to landscape a yard, most home owners will unknowingly raise the soil level above where the house meets the foundation, or their is no slope of the yard for water to drain off.

Another issue to be addressed for a leaky basement is the use of sump pumps. Sump pumps allow the water to come in and then pump it back out again. Most newer homes have them installed. If you have an older home with no sump pump, it’s good to have one installed but there are times when a sump pump is not the answer since it is used for water control, which is not true waterproofing.

Now let’s address the most common type of basement leak, which is called hydrostatic pressure.

The correct solution for this problem is by installing an outside drain, or french drain as it is called in the waterproofing business, at floor level. This will direct the water away from the foundation, never building up enough pressure to allow the water to leak in.

If your basement walls are buckling and seriously cracked, then you may want to look into replacing the foundation and having all of the newer features installed with it, such as the french drain and the sump pump.

Installing the french drain or replacing your basement is messy and expensive. If these are your choices to keep the water out and stopping the leaky basement, then you are left with either fixing the issues or living with water under your feet.

So what will your action be, to live with water under your feet, to let the water in and then pump it out again, or keep the water out altogether giving your home more living space and adding value.

At Lincoln Custom Masonry, we take the high road and suggest keeping the water out altogether, whether it’s a basement repair, or a full basement redo.

Interested in finding out more?  Contact us for a free basement analysis quote.

Lincoln Custom Masonry Services Include:

• Free Estimates
• Competitive Pricing
• Quality And Skilled Masonry Workmanship

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