One of the main things we do is repairs to existing masonry. We find it very rewarding to help homeowners solve problems with leaky chimney and sketchy sidewalks. The last two jobs we did were of this type.
This picture shows a walkway we recently repaired. The owners were concerned because the walkway was uneven, with large gravel joints between the stones. The opted to have us completely rebuild the sidewalk, salvaging as much material as possible and using cement between the stones. The result is a beautiful stone sidewalk that will be safe and maintenance free for years to come.
After a brief absence of blogging, including a broken camera, we are back and better than ever with new camera, and fresh photos. We finished the project from the previous post, and I have completed some other projects as well. A consistent theme lately has been homeowners requesting that we fix or redo other masons work. That is why choosing the lowest priced contractor doesnt always pay; good stonework should last for decades or more with only minimal upkeep.
Franklin Smith, owner Living Stone Masonry and general stone enthusiast