Archive for the ‘Masonry’ Category

July 10th, 2013 - 2:46 pm § in Blog Posts, Masonry

Pennsylvania Fieldstone wall and irregular bluestone walkway, Belmont

We just completed a small project in Belmont. We enhanced the front yard by removing old railroad ties and laying a thin fieldstone wall around the front yard perimeter. To complement the browns and yellows in the pennsylvania fieldstone we laid a solid 7″ high natural cleft bluestone step and[...]

June 11th, 2013 - 7:51 pm § in Basements, Carpentry, Construction, Masonry

Basement Renovation

We’re renovating an old basement.  We removed several damaged beams and replaced them with new LVL beams and reduced the number of support posts as well.  The basement was small and partitioned.  Once we’re done with our work it will be an open space with high end finishes.  We start[...]

November 21st, 2012 - 7:24 pm § in Masonry

Chimney Rebuilding – Arlington, MA

After installing the roof and gutters for our customers in Arlington, they hired us to repair their chimney.  The top 12 courses were loose (mortar had deteriorated) so we needed to rebuild from the roofline up.  We installed new lead counter flashing set in mortar joints, rebuilt using existing b[...]

October 9th, 2012 - 9:00 pm § in Blog Posts, Masonry

Fieldstone retaining wall in Newton

We just completed reconstruction of a fieldstone retaining wall in Newton.  Customer is very happy and as a result, so are we!  [...]

September 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm § in Blog Posts, Masonry

Interlocking block wall rebuild

Our customers purchased this home several years ago understanding they would have to rebuild their front hardscape due to poor workmanship by previous owners.  As the saying goes ‘preparation is everything’ and it’s the truth.  The previous owners and their ‘landscaper̵[...]

August 23rd, 2012 - 10:34 pm § in Carpentry, Finish Carpentry, Masonry

Granite Steps with Stone Veneer, Fiberglass columns and Azek rails

We’ve transformed this residential entryway in Newton.  We took an old wood entrance and constructed a gorgeous new entryway by building new granite and stone veneer steps, installing structural fiberglass columns and premium Azek rails and will be installing a new set of custom built iron ra[...]

July 18th, 2012 - 8:09 pm § in Masonry

Brownstone steps and Pennsylvania fieldstone walls in Watertown

This week we demolished a set of concrete steps and replaced them with a set of new solid brownstone steps and pennsylvania fieldstone walls. We also installed a brownstone landing for a completely new yet fitting hardscape to this beautiful arts and crafts turn of the century home. D S Brody & [...]

November 19th, 2011 - 3:25 pm § in Blog Posts, Concrete, Masonry

Foundation repointing and new concrete floor

This 120 year old home in Cambridge’s central square neighborhood had an old dirt floor in half the basement and an old cracked concrete floor on the other half.  All of the masonry joints, both brick and fieldstone, had deteriorated into dust.  The house lacked proper structural support res[...]

July 27th, 2011 - 10:12 pm § in Masonry

Fieldstone foundation repairs

Our customer in Waltham – a multi building multi unit condominium – has severely decaying masonry foundation walls. The mortar joints between the stones are virtually gone, having turned to dust over a century. We’ve been hired to repair several walls – we’re removing t[...]

July 4th, 2011 - 2:46 pm § in Masonry

Chimney rebuild

We’re rebuilding one chimney that is dangerously slanting sideways with severely deteriorated joints. We will repoint the second chimney before reroofing the entire home and garage.[...]