Last week we started a project in Blowing Rock for High Country Renovators. The owners of the house wanted to expand a patio by tearing down two walls and rebuilding them to provide access to the patio from the front of the house.
We began by removing the existing stonework one piece at a time, being careful to separate the stone from the rubble and save them for when we rebuild the walls.
One the demolition was complete, we excavated for footings and built a form for the new section of patio, ensuring we placed lots of steel to reinforce the concrete.
Then my concrete truck arrived, we poured the 2 1/2 yards, and now we're ready for stone!
7/26/2012 09:58:09 pm
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1/26/2022 07:43:59 pm
My favorite part of this article is we started by removing the previous masonry one piece at a time, carefully separating the stone from the rubble and saving it for when the walls were rebuilt. Someone recently told me about this and it is different from what I understand. Thanks for helping me understand stonework.
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Franklin Smith, owner Living Stone Masonry and general stone enthusiast