Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Brings another nice day

Setting rock when it's a dry fit look can be frustrating at times but the overall look is more realistic to how lime stone was used to make walls. The mortar look to me always is a dead giveaway to being cultured stone as 9 times out of 10 this is how you see it.

Here are a few pictures to check out as the puzzle continues.





Monday, March 21, 2011

First Full Day of Spring

Well here we are the first full day of spring and is a little to wet to install rock. We got a start on it this last Saturday, lay out some rock that was in the 10 boxes delivered and put of a few corner stone. The very corner stone was some of the last rock left over from the garage we had done last year. We are hoping the weather will give us some kind of break tomorrow to get some more installed. 
Here's were a few pictures taken.











There has been a water problem on the driveway do to the build up of tree needles,dirt and pine cones.So we dug it out and put some rocks along side the area where the water had been running. Then Larry shoveled the excess dirt in the low spot to help bring it up.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wire Mesh Installation

Galvanized wire mesh goes over the tar paper before the scratch coat of mortar mix can be applied. This creates a concrete surface to install the stone on.


 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A New Project Underway

This is the First entry into Larry's Blog Site.
Today I just want to get the link made so you can use it so send to others to view.
Here's is the latest start to installing some cultured stone around the front deck to tie it in with the Garage look.






We removed the vinyl siding in preparation for the Tar Paper and Metal Lath that will be in the next picture.