Staying At Home Made Easy With Inviting Features

Posted December 29th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Brick Walls, Masonry Services, Pool Coping

The homeowner”s family at this home was getting older and had children of their own.  Therefore the grandparents were ambitious to create an environment that was inviting for the grandchildren to come and spend time at their home.   The pool was already in place but needed updating.  Micheal J. Dul and Associates came in and created a plan that used the original pool in its location and created this firepit area as well when designing the entirely new landscape.   A very ornate retaining wall serves a functional purpose as it holds back a considerable grade change coming around the side to the pool.  The design for the retaining wall came from a detail that is on the chimneys on the house.  Combining those kinds of details with the landscape adds a lot of synergy to the design.

Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. was responsible for the installation of all these features.  Including the concrete foundations, poured wall for the retaining wall then brick and stone installations.  We also were involved in the restoration of the swimming pool by replacing the coping with the new limestone.  Then we also provided the new tile around the top and at the swim lanes.

The owners were thrilled and continue to have us come and make special adjustments when they need them.

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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

MIGHIGAN SPLIT STONE FIREPLACE

  This fireplace was adapted to fit the wall that existed prior to this fireplace being built.  The wall was cut out in the middle then a footing was installed in the back to give a good foundation for the new fireplace structure.  Then the right and left sides were raised in order to create the pillars and a place to eventually install lights.  The design was done by James C. Scott and Associates.  The stone is Michigan split stone and the caps are Indiana limestone.  A gas line was installed so that a gas log set could be selected and the fire could be started remotely.  Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc.  was able to take care of the whole project including demolition, concrete foundation, stone masonry,installing electrical conduits, and drilling the hole for the gas line.  That made a smooth project for the owner with a seamless schedule.

STONE SIGN IS EASY TO SEE AND EASY TO GET DONE!

Posted April 15th, 2012 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Stone

This sign located in Birmingham Michigan is Michigan Split Stone with precast concrete pier caps and sign with sandblasted letters.   Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile worked through the design with the association then proceeded with the construction.  The budget was set so the goal was to get the most for the money allocated.  The ability of Albaugh to provide permits,footing, stone,precast with sandblasting and labor made them a great fit for this association and their budget.