Over the past few months, we have undertaken two moderate size masonry projects. The first, a chimney on the Southside of Providence – on a slate roof with entricate design details. Second, an old stone and brick foundation that was on the verge of collapse.
The existing chimney was crumbling, with the entire back having been broken off. The chimney was rebuilt by Jared and Kurtis – with help from the ground from a myriad of employees. The area surrounding the chimney had to be completely staged, and the entire project took about a week and a half. The chimney was rebuilt with a mixture of the original bricks and a new brick created to have a weathered look. The mortar was a lime, sand and white Portland cement mix, with a touch of dye to darken the bright white.
The existing foundation suffered greatly from heavy erosion…
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