Beyond home additions we often take on historic masonry restoration. This wall has stood for over a century. Here it is halfway through the restoration.
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Here are just a few examples of the work we’ve been doing the past couple months. We’re very proud of the quality and craftsmanship in these projects from restorations to home additions.
Because this wall is historic we didn’t use all the modern methods we would on new builds or home additions. We used a lime mix instead of a modern mortar mix to tuck point the entire wall. Next we executed a process called raking the joints to remove excess mortar. Finally we applied a water repellent to help protect the wall.
On to one of our more traditional home additions you can see this patio we built. The whole project only took a week. We excavated down seven inches and filled it with four inches of compressed gravel. We then leveled sand on top. We put pavers in place and swept sand into the joints. Finally, we cut the pavers into the appropriate shapes.
This fireplace took about a week. We painted the fireplace doors, removed old bricks and parged the back with mortar. We then set the granite slab, applied an adhesive and put up the quarry stone with a white colored mortar.
Another home addition we’re proud of is this back splash, which also took a week to finish. First we removed old tile and drywall, and then replaced the drywall. The back splash itself we made with marble and glass. We finished with grouting and adding a water repellent finish to the marble and glass.