The highly coveted homes built in the early 20th century in Oakland, Piedmont and Berkeley are full of picturesque brickwork that homeowners love. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving. What appears to be classic, old-school craftsmanship is likely built with shockingly inferior old school standards. The brick steps to this Berkeley home were sagging and failing because they were built directly onto the ground soil, a very common practice. International Masonry Specialists disassembled and preserved the bricks and created a concrete footing and support columns using the rebar and concrete techniques of today's building cade and our own exacting standards. The project extended the presentation of the home by creating a matching retaining wall with the same character of the original steps. This kind of work requires a knowledge of modern structural engineering techniques and old-world masonry craftsmanship that only Jason Wady and his team at IMS can deliver. Get in touch with us today to discuss how we can bring our years of experience and knowledge to your masonry project. You will be on a solid footing with us.