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What services do we offer?
Historic homes are meant to be cherished and maintained. We take this responsibility very seriously, and are proud to offer a number of historical restoration services in Boston and the surrounding area, specifically in Beacon Hill, Southend, and Back Bay. This includes chimney repointing, brownstone repair, brick replacement, waterproofing, slate and copper work, as well as any other custom masonry or restoration project.
Chimney repointing is a popular service in older homes and historical restorations. Here, we repair the outer part of the mortar that holds the home's chimney bricks in place, making your chimney look brand new again. This is often the area that needs repairs in older homes because extended exposure to the elements causes the mortar to crack.
Do you own a beautiful historic brownstone? We understand and value the importance of maintaining these special types of homes, and are proud to specialize in custom brownstone repairs. This can include a wide variety of services such as stone repair, repointing, waterproofing, facade repair and remodeling - or any other custom solution.
Over time, bricks can begin to decay due to age, wear, and weather - our team is here to help. We first inspect the situation, with our goal being to keep the existing infrastructure as much as possible. Our experts will then seamlessly remove and replace and damaged bricks to blend perfectly with the current style of your existing bricks.
New England's wet weather can be very harsh on your historical home's exterior. We offer a number of waterproofing services to help protect your home from rain and snow for many years to come. This includes joint sealant repair and replacement, water repellents, dampproofing, and other waterproofing techniques. Let our expert team give you peace of mind today.
SLATE & COPPER WORK
Slate and copper were common building materials in luxury historic homes, especially for roofs. We specialize in the installation, repair, and maintenance of slate and copper roofing systems. This not only helps to maintain the integrity of your home, but to protect it further from future weather and wear - saving you money and stress in the long run.
Do you have some other custom historical restoration project? Our experience and expertise is vast, allowing us to work on a wide variety of specialized projects. Simply get in touch with us today to discuss your needs further, including inspecting the damage and providing a proposal. With C. Costello Masonry & Restoration your home is in very good hands.
What do our clients have to say?
"Professional, Courteous and truly AMAZING! Colm came by my house a few days after contacting him. I needed my walkway and stairs replaced. He put together a fair quote for the work and completed a few days ahead of schedule. I'm having him come back in the spring to redo my patio!! Thanks Colm!"
"I called Costello Masonry because we needed a portion of our foundation re-pointed. It wasn't a large job and, considering it's the middle of summer, I was worried they would be too busy. On the contrary, Colm showed up during the week at a time that was convenient for me. He gave me a quote and I was more than pleased by the price. His crew came by the following week and finished the work in half a day. I was completely satisfied and would recommend them to my friends."
"Colm replaced the exterior protective concrete surface on one of my basement walls (scapeling) as well as repaired an exterior wall crack and redid some brickwork on my basement stairwell. He did a fine job of it. I had a "basement specialist" estimate the job... he recommended repairs that were not necessary, missed repairs that were necessary, and his estimate was 4 times what Colm Costello charged! Colm advised me that these were minor repairs, and that if I could be flexible in scheduling, he could make it a half-day job in conjunction with other work and save a lot of money, and that is exactly what he delivered. Honest, efficient and conscientious... recommended."
"I had our chimney rebuilt in 2007 from the roof up by Colm. Fine work, reasonably priced. Work looks like it was done yesterday."
"We had our walkway done by Costello recently and they were done with 2 days and we love the end result!"
"The walls holding back earth on either side of our driveway were built in the 1930s and were beginning to bow inward from the pressure of the earth against them (the driveway is cut into a hill). Mortar had started to crack. Also, the driveway was very narrow and needed to be widened. Colm Costello gave us the lowest of three estimates and impressed us as someone with integrity who cared about the work. He and his crew showed up on the agreed-upon date, and the work proceeded according to the schedule he'd laid out. They brought in heavy equipment when needed to break up the old wall and move heavy stones around, but much of the work was done by hand, and the masons were skilled. They took care to put crushed stone behind the new wall, for drainage, and they conferred with us at key points on questions of design. Some minor additions we asked for were accommodated at reasonable cost. When it came time to repave the driveway they brought in a crew of driveway specialists who accomplished the whole job in a day. Colm came by personally to inspect the work and make sure we were satisfied. We were."
"Scope of work discussed in detail. Proposal was delivered as promised."
"Costello was extremely professional and timely. They replaced the entire front stairs with granite and rock, as well as a retaining wall with granite and rock. They also replaced three stairs with granite and rock leading up to a small area which they paved with interlocking pavers. The job has enhanced the value of my home as well as glistened the curb appeal of the property. The clean up after the job was concise and complete and Costello responded to all my queries in a timely and professional manner. I would highly recommend this company for any masonry work that needed to be done to improve your home. Very happy with their service."
"Colm and his team were professional, punctual and great to work with. They did a high quality job on both our front steps and our garage floor. I would highly recommend them to anyone."
"The Costello crew were at our house when they said they would be and they worked long days - they did a magnificent job. Craftsmen level work in my opinion. I know that now because I used another provider (to save a bit of money / won't do that again) with a ton of great ratings and the work they did on my chimneys was horrifying - looked like a child's work. I would use Costello again without reservation."
"They were incredible from start to finish and their quality of work was amazing. Colm was very helpful even when first looking at the job, making great suggestions, and helping me choose the best products for the job. He was slightly more expensive than another quote I received, but I could tell that his quality of work would make up for that. He showed up when he said, and completed the job in the time he estimated. The finished product came out very well. Colm even followed up with me to make sure we were happy with the job. Many neighbors have commented on how great the job turned out and have asked for his contact information. We have work to do in the future, and I will be calling him again without any question."
"Work was excellent. They are very busy and the only downside was I had to wait several weeks to get into their schedule but it was worth it. Meticulous and great attention to detail. Stairs look great and I have asked for estimates for more work."
"It was wonderful. He did a very good job. I got several other quotes and his price was the lowest, if not the next one up. The price was fair for what he did."
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Would you like to learn more about our historical restoration services? Simply get in touch with us today for a free, no obligation quote.
Our team is looking forward to hearing from you.