Recently we repaired a chimney in the East Ridge part of Chattanooga. Many of the homes there have older stone chimneys that are in need of work. The characteristic style for the area is grey limestone with a decorative "bead" of mortar between the stones. For this project, we not only had to repair the stonework, we had to learn the technique of producing a look to match the old work.
We have reached the finish line with our boulder retaining walls in Dysartsville, and our next project is a chimney repair in Chattanooga. This is the perfect time of year to head to warmer climates as the picture below (of my house) shows.
I have some more photos from our last project, but the thing about drystone walls is they only look better with age. The best time to get photos of these walls will be in 5+ years when the landscaping and gardening fills in and the walls with develop a patina of lichen and moss.
Franklin Smith, owner Living Stone Masonry and general stone enthusiast