Fireplace and Television Exist Together Comfortably

Posted January 2nd, 2014 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Stone

A fireplace deserves attention on its own.  It is where the warmth comes from in the winter.  It is attractive to look at.  It is a great design focus.  However in some homes a fireplace has to compete with the television.  In this home it was designed to be together so that both could be enjoyed at the same time.  The cabinet was built so that when the T.V. was not being used the doors could be shut and you did not see the television or the equipment that was housed inside.

The fireplace was designed by Scott Albaugh and Genesee Cut Stone fabricated and supplied the limestone.

Bluestone Fireplace

CAN YOUR MASON PROVIDE THE STEEL FABRICATION?

Posted March 8th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Steel Fabrication, Stone

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There was a time in masonry when if it was questionable they just put bigger stones in place to be sure it could hold the weight.  Now we have steel to fall back on and create a reliable substrate for the stone masonry.  This allows us to execute some designs that go outside of the norms of empirical masonry.  In the case of this arch we were installing steel that not only would hold up the stone arch pieces but as well providing a radius for the stucco to be attached to as well.  This can be an important part of the masonry project and it helps to have someone on staff that can understand and execute this kind of steel work.  At Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. we are glad to provide the steel work needed to complete the job.

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.

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.

Outdoor Fireplace with Long Lasting Charm

Posted February 7th, 2012 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Fireplaces, Uncategorized

This outdoor fireplace was created by Scott and Greg Albaugh.   The inspiration was the cozy walled in court yard that needed something.  The owner was open minded yet wanted it to be very attractive when looking at it from the inside.  Notice the herringbone pattern in the firebox and the inset in the brick.  Those are all details that read huge in looking at this fireplace.  The hearth is nice and wide to allow more people to gather around the heat source.   The fireplace was drawn by Scott Albaugh.  Tom Chaney and Noel Ginter also added a lot to this project.

Bringing It All Together

It is so important to get everyone to work to one goal of completing a project.  If there is no communication or coordinating of the efforts everyone will selfishly attempt to get there work done without caring how the whole project looks at the end.  That is why having an experienced team of professionals can make all the difference in the world.

When every one cares about what the end result is than you can be assured it will be much better than when the opposite takes place.  Take the time to really look at the success of a contractor with other trades before hiring the low number who cannot come up with one single reference.  That is what it takes to “Bring it all Together”.

This project was designed by Dominick Tringali.  The general contractor was Kellett Construction.  The mason contractor was Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc.

Masonry Arch in Stone Grotto in Southeast Michigan

Posted February 12th, 2011 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Masonry Services, Stone
Masonry Arches in Stone GrottoStone Grotto At St. Thomas Chaldean Church

Masonry Arches in Stone Grotto

This stone arch is an exciting part of this masonry project.  The arch in masonry is always held in high regard.  Even though the physics of it are quite simple it is amazing to walk under something that is supporting so much weight.  In this case this arch is cast stone and weighs almost two thousand pounds.

Stone Grotto At St. Thomas Chaldean Church

Stone Grotto At St. Thomas Chaldean Church

This stone grotto built at St. Thomas Chaldean Church in West Bloomfield Michigan was designed by Michael J. Dul and Associates.  The stone veneer is a mixture of Michigan fieldstone and split Michigan fieldstone.  Notice the stones at each side of the opening.  They were split out of boulders that were over four feet tall.