Archive for September, 2010

September 30th, 2010 - 4:31 pm § in Blog Posts, Concrete, Construction, Landscaping

Mahogany Deck and Steps, Waltham

This week we’re all working on the front landscape of a home in Waltham, MA. The house is situated only about 25 feet from the street but is about 12 feet from street level. The original steps were solid concrete. The original installers neglected to lay a deep enough solid foundation which ha[...]

September 13th, 2010 - 7:51 pm § in Blog Posts, Concrete, Construction

Decorative concrete floors

We started out with a cracked concrete floor in an old garage. We broke down the concrete and disposed of it along with 10″ of sand that was underneath the slab. We brought in about 4″ of crushed stone, compacted and then poured a new 4″ slab of concrete. After 28 days of curing, w[...]

September 11th, 2010 - 8:40 pm § in Blog Posts, Masonry

Fieldstone and bluestone steps


September 11th, 2010 - 8:34 pm § in Blog Posts

Backyard landcape walls and patio complete


September 11th, 2010 - 8:10 pm § in Blog Posts

Now accepting 2010/2011 snow plowing customers

Contact us via email at to schedule a snow clearing estimate. We’re offering: * Single visit rates * Season contracts (great for condos and businesses – once signed up we come out automatically – you pay one flat fee no matter how often it snows) * Sanding/Salting servi[...]

September 3rd, 2010 - 8:37 pm § in Blog Posts, Concrete, Masonry

Masonry Plastering of foundation walls

Since the new finish grade is three feet lower than it used to be, the concrete foundation walls need a face lift. The poured concrete wall has form and air marks. We’ll chip away the mortar veneer that was initially applied above grade, clean all of the newly exposed area and apply SilproR[...]

September 3rd, 2010 - 8:22 pm § in Blog Posts, Construction

Mudroom shelves and cubbies

Marvin has started working on the shelving in the mudroom. We’ll be installing shelves as well as a hanging rod and some cubbies. We’ll also build some cubbies outside the mudroom, in the foyer. We’re building these out of 3/4″ Red Oak plywood.[...]