Pennsylvania Blue Stone Fire Place
This beautiful home in Woodway has stone all over the place. It has stone columns, stone fireplaces, stone walls and a stone stair tower. It is what every other imitation product is trying to be.
Laying stone takes special skill and a practiced hand. You cannot beat how beautiful it looks when it’s finished. I learned this skill back when craftsmanship mattered.
Outdoor Rumford Fireplace
And speaking of old world masonry craftsmanship, there is no better example of this than a Rumford Fireplace. This outdoor fireplace is built in the the traditional manner with firebrick and stone.
This fireplace has a shallow firebox which reflects heat back at the room. It is much more efficient than a typical American fireplace in that less heat goes up the chimney.
This fireplace has warmed many a family gathering here in the dark wet Northwest.
Cultured stone is versatile and can be used where natural stone or brick won’t work. I’ve put lots of this stuff up the last few years.
Brick Chimney Repair
Most homes built prior to 1980 with masonry chimneys and veneer need some sort of tuck pointing and repair. Age, weather and earthquakes can undermine the integrity of the mortar and the joints. We can repair most masonry used on homes, restore the appearance of the original brick and improve it’s longevity.
Cosmetic Brick Replacement
We also do cosmetic masonry repair and replacement such as fireplaces, fireboxes and other masonry elements not otherwise needing tuck pointing. An example of such a repair is below.
Old brick can be easily replaced. This is a fireplace I rebuilt in 1994. It had old Roman brick from the 50s and the client wanted to update the interior of her home.