Our Masonry Services
In business for over 20 years, International Masonry Specialists provides a wide selection of services for both indoor and outdoor areas in your home or business. We cover Northern California's Alameda County and Contra Costa County areas. The following services briefly describe the many components that encompass the work we've done in the Oakland - Berkeley - East Bay area and also in the North Bay. Select any of the images below to preview or photo galleries. If you would like more information about these services, please contact us.
The quality of International Masonry Specialists brickwork will be instantly noticed in the overall structure right down to the smallest detail; a quality that will be appreciated for years to come. Our brick work includes tuck-pointing techniques, using mortar with bonding agent to lay the bricks. We also perform restoration services for damaged brick structures.
Rock Work and Rock Walls
By combining a variety of tools, high quality craftsmanship and imaginative designs, International Masonry Specialists have always produced customized garden hardscapes with an emphasis on simple and natural elements, highlighted by beautiful year-round, minimal maintenance plantings.
Entryways & Paths
Our masons have many years of experience using natural stone in entryways, pathways and driveways, all of which convey a sense of invitation and guidance, allowing you and your guests to feel welcome and delighted. Our work is carefully planned and designed to ensure that your path is in harmony with all elements of your landscape.
We have designed customized steps and stairs to complement your home's architecture and provide a smooth blend between home and landscape. For walks and Steps IMS can also install and repair walks, patios, driveways, and floors.
Fireplaces & Chimneys
We also specialize in the high quality construction, restoration and repair of fireplaces and chimneys. Utilizing your home's current structure and design to enhance aesthetic value, and most importantly, improved structural integrity for a safer environment. We can design, inspect, and construct new masonry systems while ensuring the finished result complements your home and surroundings. We can design and build Brick or Stone Fireplaces. We can also repair, match and fix loose or missing bricks, stone or blocks in your fireplace or chimney. In addition, we do Stove insert, provide installation for zero-clearance fireplaces (pre-fabricated), complete gas inserts as well as gas log setups. We even specialize in chimney cleaning - Chimney Sweep services.
Custom Tile Work
We also specialize in Kitchen & Bathroom remodeling projects. We work with both commercially available and fine hand-made ceramic, granite, hand-made, and glass tiles. we work with your design ethic, and the finest materials available to make that home remodeling project a reality. Whether you would like a remodeled or new living space for your home or whether you are preparing your home for sale, IMS has the experience and skills to handle the job.
Water gardens provide a natural and soothing way to relax. International Masonry Specialists have created some of the most creative and beautiful ponds, waterfalls and fountains in the California 's East Bay Region.
Patio design and construction are where International Masonry Specialists exceeds most of our customer's expectations. Whether the desired effect is elegant or simple, the finished result is sure to become the ideal space for spending time outdoors. Whether the desired effect is to have an elegant or simple Patio, walkway or step way construction, the finished result is sure to become the ideal space for spending time outdoors. IMS will also install build forms, pour concrete, & finish flat concrete to repair your walks, patios, driveways, and floors.