Creative Concrete Employee Environment

Posted March 8th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Decorative Concrete, Patio, Uncategorized

 

 

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This concrete project designed by Michael J. Dul and Associates was made for the employees of this Troy, Michigan firm.  It’s playful design and great space utilization made it a great space to take breaks.  The patio is a mixture of exposed aggregate and plain broom finish concrete.  Then the curbed exposed aggregate planter adds another point of interest.  It is always fun to work on  creative and unique projects like these.  The alignment of the lines and the change in textures show the true craftsman ship of this concrete installation.

ROCHESTER HOME GETS NEW FRONT ENTRANCE

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in bluestone, granite, Limestone, Masonry Services, Stone

This home was plagued with some severe water problems.  There was leaking over the bay window and as well over the entry.  The leaking had caused some structural damage to the entrance roof areas around the door.

The owner then decided to upgrade the entire front with this new limestone entrance and bay window.  The upper window above the entrance was replaced as well as the sill of the tri-window above the bay.  All this work was instrumental in fixing the water damage.  The owner as well decided to add the new walls to the landscape out front and a new bluestone porch and walk with a new heated granite drop off.

The project was designed by Young and Young architects.  The general contractor was Mike Hornung from Pyramid Interiors.  Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. provided all the labor and materials to make the changes.  Genesee Cut Stone fabricated all the limestone.

MASONRY AS A USEFUL ARTFORM

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Limestone, Masonry Services, Patio, Stone

Masonry has been around for thousands of years and has gone through many styles and cultures.  However the fact remains it is still the most useful building material with the longest life  cycle.  Above all else it is the best medium for artistry on your home or office.  Along with its unparalleled usefulness it is can create such beautiful designs.

The project below was a combination of Brown County Stone from Indiana,  Indiana limestone and brick capping.  The project was designed by Mark Johnson.  The general contractor was Mosher Dolan.

These are great projects for a company like Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. as we are capable of all the types of masonry needed on this project.

Custom Concrete Driveways in Southeast Michigan

Posted February 18th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Decorative Concrete, Uncategorized

When you are looking for a truly custom concrete installation it takes a company with a lot of experience.  The experience is what allows a client to realize a great design.  The experience also makes it possible for the client to enjoy the project for many years because it was installed correctly.  Exposed aggregate concrete is a very attractive form of custom concrete.  It gives the appearance of many pebbles embedded in the gray field of concrete.

The photo below and the bottom photo were designed by Daryl Toby at Aquafina Gardens.  Daryl is a great designer who likes to break boundaries with his concepts.  I like the results of Daryl’s ideas.  The center photo was a design that Scott A. Albaugh came up with for the owner of this home with a lower garage.

Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile can install any custom concrete project requested.

ARCHED ENTRY

Posted February 9th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Brick Walls, Masonry Services, Stone

This stone and limestone entrance in Rochester Hills Michigan was designed by AZD with general contractor TSA both in Birmingham Michigan.  Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. was hired to install all brick and stone on this project veneer.  Later we were asked to install all the bluestone in the the front entrance then the limestone around the pool in the back.  We also install two very complex fireplaces inside as well.  We still maintain a great relationship with the owner and have even worked at his commercial building for him.

GOOD MASONRY LOOKS GREAT AT ALL SEASONS

Posted February 8th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Brick Walls, Concrete, Masonry Services, Stone

Mosher Dolan Building

Even though it is winter time and the vines on the building do not have leaves on them and it is a cloudy day this project still looks beautiful.  This building in Birmingham Michigan is great at its worst.  Victor Saroki and Associates designed this building for Mosher Dolan Cataldo and Kelly.  It is a combination of variegated  gray and buff limestone on the front portion and brick on the larger piece.

Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc.  installed all the limestone on this project including the concrete curbing in the rear of the building.

STONE AND BRICK GO TOGETHER IN BIRMINGHAM

Posted February 8th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Brick Walls, Masonry Services, Stone, Uncategorized

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This brick and stone wall designed by Michael J. Dul and associates is a great combination of two timeless materials.  The brick and stone accentuate each other on this functional retaining wall.  The wall allows the development it sits on to be well utilized while the sculpture wall holds back what would normally be an unusable slope of a grade.  The stepped out stone pillars work well with the soft light of the gas lanterns.  Keep an eye out for the summer photos that will show the trellis alive with the blooms and greenery.

The wall was built by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc.  The accents are actually cast stone by Royal Cast.  Patrick Funke was the landscape architect from Michael J. Dul and Associates.

 

 

 

 

 

COMPLETE MASONRY CONSTRUCTION

Posted January 22nd, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in bluestone, Concrete, Masonry Services, Patio, Stone

This may look like just a very nice raised patio that has some nice stone work and a nice railing.  However it is much more than that.  It is a patio that was originally a very unusable part of the owners yard.  It also has a storage room underneath.  John Lyndsay Mayer the landscape architect designed this contemporary terrace with switch back steps that lead to another patio at ground level.

First this required a large amount of excavation.  Then it required the foundations to be installed.  Then the room was built with concrete blocks after which a steel deck was installed for concrete to be poured over the top.  After that the stone work started.  The paving stone was put on pedestals which means the paving is level yet the water flows through the joints to a sloped concrete pad underneath then down a hidden drain.  This was not easy as it had to work around the lights and the railings.  Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc.  works very well with John Mayer.  He is a very involved landscape architect and has a strong desire to line up certain elements.  As you can see the landscape is a big part of this project as well.  The plantings almost seem bigger than life.  When taking on a project like this I would make sure to be very selective with the contractor that you choose

GRANITE DRIVEWAY WITH GRANITE FOUNTAIN IN BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Posted January 19th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Fountains, Uncategorized

When you select an extremely elegant and timeless product you want to use an installation company that is up to the challenge.  This granite driveway and fountain was installed by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc.  The granite came from Genesee Cut Stone and Marble Co.  These stones were 4″ thick and required a lot of care to fit them in place correctly.  A project like this is very important to get right as it has to function as well as look beautiful.  If it is not engineered correctly it will hold water and eventually lead to failures that are very frustrating for an owner who has a lot of money invested in some very expensive material.

Solid Marble Fireplace in Ann Arbor, MI

Posted January 19th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Fireplaces, Masonry Services, Stone, Uncategorized

This fireplace surround was fabricated out of huge pieces of solid marble.   The owners selected the marble from Capital Stone Works out of Bridgeport MI.  Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile was then asked to do the installation for the owners.  We work very well with all the guys at Capital Stone.  The large mantle piece installation required five people which included the owner of  Albaugh Masonry, one set of teenage twins, a very strong 200lb. man and one professional hockey player.