We hired Paul to rebuild our chimney. Previous owners to the house had it partially rebuilt about 7 years ago and such job had crumbling mortar and spalling bricks soon thereafter. Paul found that the metal fireplace flue inside the chimney was 20 cm too short and thus was not connected to its cap. This construction mistake likely caused the rapid deterioration of the chimney materials. Paul proposed to shorten the new chimney by two rows of bricks so the flue would properly fit its cap. We got the impression all along that Paul was knowledgeable about what he was doing, and we felt confident in his judgement.
One of our main concerns of having a contractor work on our chimney was the brand new cedar deck directly below. Paul did an excellent job at protecting surfaces of our deck from falling debris with well placed pieces of plywood. We were also concerned about dust debris filling the fine mesh over our also new eavestrough. Paul accommodated us by placing a tarp over it. In addition, Paul identified during the quoting process that a railing in our deck would needed to be removed to fit the scaffolding. This gave us plenty of notice for us to remove such railing prior to construction, as opposed to rush such task last minute.
Last but not least, my wife was very impressed with Adrian, who assisted Paul with the chimney work and did himself the replacement of missing bricks in the back wall of our house. Adrian was particularly patient with my wife's questions and requests, to the point that she says that he is one of the most accommodating and good natured contractors she has ever dealt with. Thank you Adrian.
We highly recommend Damski Masonry and we will definitely work again with them in our future projects.