Our scope of services includes masonry restoration of homes, chimneys, construction of patios, walkways, pool decks, stone walls, storm water management/waterproofing, and home renovations. Over time, exposure to the elements contributes to expansion and contraction of the masonry units creating voids permitting water infiltration. Maintenance and restoration are essential to preserving the interior and exterior of your home.
The homeowners built a new two car garage to match their existing classic Main Line century old home. Between the home and garage a stone wall was constructed to create an oasis in the back yard which included a new pool, stone patio, and entertainment area.
This Main Line home presented a serious structural challenge as it suffered extensive water and settlement issues leading to the gable end of the home’s stonework to be 7 inches off of the vertical. The fissure extended from the foundation to the roof-line as well as erosion of the garage floor. In order to secure the home a large steel beam was specially fabricated and set in place providing load bearing support to the stone and brick home as portions of the corner of the home were removed and reconstructed. A remediation of water drainage was completed to ensure this home would not suffer this again.
This pillar, marking the entrance to the original estate, was accidentally knocked over by a vehicle. The challenge in resurrecting the pillar is that it had to be disassembled, reset and constructed while matching its twin pillar standing opposite. Additionally, the exposed stone aggregate horse adorning the top had broken into four pieces upon impact arequiring the placement of stainless steel pins and a precise mortar match for both the pillar and the horse in order to match the antique mortar of its twin.
This beautiful Main Line residence was marred by a longstanding stormwater infiltration issue. Regrading at the site along with drain placements redirected storm water allowing for the restoration of the stately entrance courtyard.
The Lower Merion homeowners needed to divert a serious storm water infiltration that flowed through their property like a river. Privately placing a sewer inlet, regrading, and adding additional curbing solved the storm water issue, which threatened the property. Additionally, adjustments to the property entrance were made to create architectural interest and increase the functionality of the property using a variety of materials including Belgium block, turf stones, and a cast-in-place millstone replica.