Construction

Granite Wall

Posted on February 25th, by jtimm in Construction, Steps, Walls.

Bluestone Install

Bluestone Install

In most situations we set bluestone  over a free draining gravel bed. In essence it becomes a big permeable patio letting excess water back into the soil, it keeps the stone dry, and gives a nice stable base.  When setting … Read the rest

Posted on January 18th, by jtimm in Construction.

Bluestone Border

Bluestone Border

A Little Math was needed to add the border. Dividing the patio circumference by the number of pieces gave us the size of each stone.  The taper was easily marked with a string line from the center point pulled out … Read the rest

Flagstone Cut In

Flagstone Cut In

 

Cutting stone is messy work but the results are worth it. Each piece gets laid over another then used as a guide to cut.  Throwing plenty of water on the blade speeds the cut and keeps dust down.  On … Read the rest

Posted on December 19th, by jtimm in Construction, Patios.

Goodrich Wall

Goodrich Wall

 

An Ashlar wall uses stone of differing heights set randomly.  It’s a pleasing look and results in a strong wall. The rules are don’t stack vertical joints, always offset a joint by at least 2″, and don’t stack joints.  … Read the rest

Posted on December 18th, by jtimm in Construction, Walls.

Laying Clay Pavers

Laying Clay Pavers

 

Laying clay pavers is a lot like their concrete counterpoints but there is a few key differences.  Clay pavers can vary in size by as much 1/4″ from brick to brick.  We snap more layout lines to keep the … Read the rest

Posted on December 18th, by jtimm in Construction, Driveways.

One Piece at a Time

One Piece at a Time

 

Stay focused.  This is the only way to build a large stone wall.  Get the layout done, set the batter, from there it’s one piece at a time.  This project used four semi loads of Wisconsin Limestone.  We blended … Read the rest

Posted on December 18th, by jtimm in Construction, Steps, Walls.