Stone | Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. - Part 2

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.

Creative Fireplace Design Adds to Outdoor Environment

Posted January 8th, 2013 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Fireplaces, Masonry Chimneys, Masonry Services, Stone, Uncategorized

This fireplace was designed by Emily Fronck from Aguafina.  The Michigan field stone was arranged within the stucco to give it a creative arts and craft feel.  The granite hearth was meant to look like it was growing out of the the stone and is precariously perched within the masonry.  The added wall gives a little more privacy and gives some substance to the structure.  The fireplace also has a natural gas line running to a gas log set within the fireplace.  That way the owner can just turn a switch and they have a roaring fire.

Oakland University Steven Sharf Clubhouse

Posted April 30th, 2012 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Brick Walls, Stone, Uncategorized

Oakland University gets a new club house for the golf course.   This new clubhouse restaurant is part of a new site development and grounds improvement.

Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. is currently matching the brick on the Meadowbrook mansion with this vintage style building.  It takes more than skill alone to get projects like this moving.   A company needs to take the lead sort out details and keep it moving or it will not be done in time for its June 1st 2012 opening.
Greg Albaugh ran the project from the field.  With a few site piers and some elevator block left to go they will not be waiting on us.
  A new photo of the completed club house is added to this post.  The club house was used throughout the summer of 2012 and everyone was thrilled with the addition to the beautiful Oakland University Campus.

MASONRY AND STEEL SCULPTED FIREPLACE

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

A Young and Young design executed perfectly!

This fireplace by architects Young and Young was executed perfectly and is now a focal piece of art in this contemporary home.  The stone was fabricated by Capital Stoneworks.  The general contractor was Charlie Whitelaw.  The stone was installed by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc.

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.

Granite Drive Makes Old Stone New

Posted March 6th, 2012 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in granite, Stone

There is something about used stone that creates a look that cannot be matched artificially.  You can tumble stone or brick pavers and get a very nice look.  However reclaiming stone pavers creates a historical mosaic of color and texture that is not able to be duplicated.

These pavers were purchased from Philadelphia street paving demolition contractors.  That alone presented a problem.  There was the concern if there would be enough.  Then it would require a very reliable freight carrier.  Then with the irregular shapes the pallets did not stack well at all.  Lastly we had approximately twenty-six semi trailers full of this stone that had to be unloaded and strored on site to await its installation.

Stone pavers like this appear as though they lay pretty flat.  Although in reality every stone is varied in thickness from four to eight inches.  This required us to lay the stones in a bed of mortar that leveled each paver out.  It was important to keep each stone tight so that it would not appear to loose.

This project was designed by Rik Haugen from JJR in Ann Arbor ,MI.  Frank Rewold and Son Construction Company was the general contractor.  Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc.  was the stone installer and as well installed all the stone and masonry on the house.

This drive takes on a different look wet, dry,winter and summer.  That is what makes the stone such a special product to use.

Details Details Details!

Posted February 25th, 2012 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Brick Walls, Stone

No matter how good they can make siding it will just never compare to brick and stone.  This window is part of a large stone and brick project that is not short on these wonderful masonry details.  The house was designed by Mark Johnson and the general contractor was Nucore construction.  Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile carefully followed the plan to execute these kinds of details throughout.

A One Of A Kind Limestone Entrance

Posted February 24th, 2012 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Stone

This unique entrance sets this home apart from the rest with this ornate limestone.  This project was designed by DesRosier Architects and built by Mosher Dolan Construction.  Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc.  was awarded the project and built seven masonry fireplaces with four chimneys along with a considerable amount of other stone work.  It is still hard to comprehend how large some of the panels were that were installed.  The scale is lost because of how tall the entrance really was.  However the top two capitals were almost four feet across.

Great Fireplace Ideas

Posted February 24th, 2012 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Fireplaces, Uncategorized

A fire place is where you warm your body so let it be as beautiful to look at as possible.  These are just a sample of what can be done to enhance the beauty of your fireplace.  So take some time to look at your fireplace.  Is it beautiful?  If not, let us help you change that!

Warm Fireplace With Great Design

Posted February 24th, 2012 by Albaugh Masonry Stone and Tile Inc. and filed in Fireplaces, Uncategorized

Carved Limestone Fireplace

This fireplace starts out with a large herringbone firebox.  Then it is finished with this handsome limestone surround.  The limestone design was a combination of ideas from both the builder Sally Russell and the masons Scott and Greg Albaugh.  The limestone was drawn and fabricated by Genesee Cut Stone and Marble.  This makes a strong statement in a large room.