Gralak Masonry Contractors has proudly served Chicago and its near north and northwest suburbs since 1991.

We offer peace of mind, uncompromising quality, and excellent workmanship for those who own residential or commercial buildings made of masonry. We are insured and bonded.

We focus on quality in all that we do. Hear what our customers have to say.


Masonry units are any exterior bricks, blocks, stones, and tiles held together by mortar. Masonry, then, is used to construct buildings and other support structures.

At Gralak Masonry Contractors, we repair, restore, protect, rebuild, and preserve masonry.

Masonry services protect your building and your health

Water is arguably the biggest threat to your Chicago or suburban home or building.

At Gralak, we prevent water damage as well as deteriorating mortar and masonry decay. Therefore, we help protect what is likely your largest investment: your home, apartment building, or commercial office.

Additionally, our masonry services keep snow melt and rainwater where they should be—outside your home. By deterring the seepage of water into your building, we help avert the growth of mold and other microorganisms. These microorganisms often cause musty odors, and they can make you physically ill.

Frequently Requested Masonry Contractor Services

As an insured, bonded, and licensed masonry contractor certified by the city of Chicago, some of our most requested masonry services include:

Gralak masonry worker applying mortar to wall

>> Tuckpointing

Removing deteriorated mortar from your stone, concrete, brick, or other masonry and replacing it with fresh mortar. Repairing or replacing bricks, stones, or blocks.

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Waterproofing  and sealing concrete blocks, split face blocks, bricks, stones, foundations. Replacing caulking sealants.

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Tuckpointing, waterproofing or replacing concrete blocks, split face blocks, cinder blocks, CMUs or Renaissance® blocks.

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Tuckpointing, repairing, or replacing masonry bricks, blocks, or stones in your chimney. Repairing, replacing, installing, or re-caulking other chimney-related structures; rebuilding your chimney.

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Specialty Masonry Services From Gralak Masonry Contractors

As one of the most experienced masons in the Chicagoland area, we offer a comprehensive array of other masonry services. These include:

flashing system above window

Flashing Systems

Repairing, removing and installing window and door flashing systems.

Repairing parapet walls and capping clay tiles

Parapet Walls

We rebuild and repair parapet walls as well as installing the capping clay tiles.

stone building with Gralak equipment set up and Gralak banner hanging

Improve Masonry Appearance

We’re experts at improving the appearance of your masonry.

wall on top of building with flashing system under the coping stones

Coping Stone Flashing

We’ll install flashing systems underneath the coping stones.

wall with many glass blocks being repaired by Gralak Masonry Contractors

Glass Block Repair

Maintain your glass blocks by replacing or repairing the individual glass blocks.

i-beam and lintel repaired by Gralak Masonry Contractors

Lintel Replacement

I-beam and iron lintel replacement is an important part of masonry maintenance.

Other Services Provided by Gralak Masonry Contractors

Prevent Leaks Around Doorways or Windows

Installing windowsill copings and door sill copings.

Power Washing Masonry Bricks and Stones

Removing Efflorescence From Exterior or Basement Walls

Hiding Imperfections or “Parging” Masonry Walls

Rehabilitating Masonry Facades

New concrete and stone steps

Repairing and Rebuilding stones or bricks retaining walls

All other masonry restorations

Our Clients Say

“Best tuckpointing and waterproofing in our neighborhood (Lincoln Park), they come highly recommended. They sealed/tuckpointed our cinder blocks , brick walls and windows flashings. Mr Gralak was chosen over 6-7 different contractors. Nobody is better then him. His workers are knowledgeable, friendly, neat -genuine masons. Five stars for them with the highest recommendations!

David Goldman - Home Owner

“We needed maintenance tuckpointing on our building’s graystone facade.  We are in the East Lakeview area and I wanted to stay local with our choice of contractor.  My visit with Gralak was a better, more comprehensive question-filled conversation than I had with the others.  Their price was fair, the work was excellent and we’re set for years to come.  I’d recommend them in a heartbeat.  The owner was a phone call away anytime I reached out to him.  That kind of service is hard to come by.”

John M. - Building Owner

“I can’t recommend Gralak and his crew enough. From the attentive and careful quote through the foundation repair and chimney rebuild they did for us, everyone was professional. They arrived when they promised and did the job in the time they said they would. I wish all contractors and crew were this conscientious.

Jason W.

We stand behind the quality of our craft. To that end, we offer the Gralak Guarantee.