If you’re thinking about hiring a mason, there are many benefits that they provide. In addition to designing the outside walls of your home, masons can also remodel your driveways, walkways and other similar areas. Masonry is more than just a profession - it’s an art.
Masonry cost will depend on the type of work that needs to be done. In most cases, masons are hired to design brick walls in homes. This often costs $34- $40 per square foot.
Brick veneers may cost less when added as a thin outer layer to the outside wall. This installation method reduces the cost to about $8-$17 per square foot. Veneers are useful alternatives because they still allow for flow of air between the original outside wall and the new brick layer.
For an average sized home of 2000 square feet, the installation cost for a masonry wall will be between $12,500- $25,500.
Labor costs form a large component of masonry project. Labor will be primarily determined by the time period of the project, customization preferences, and installation preferences.
As expected, larger homes with outside walls of greater surface area will require more materials and labor.
If the outside wall is in poor shape, it may require pressure washing in order to remove debris and stains before installation.
If you install your veneers in early winter or late fall, you may enjoy discounted prices due to the off-peak season.
Each mason is different, thus finding the right one for your project is important. Request a portfolio of previous work and also determine if the mason understands your needs. It also helps to obtain three detailed estimates of the project before work begins.