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Need Rock & Mortar Wall Repair Recommendation

  • Started 1 year ago by 3rdGenWestSeattle
  • Latest reply from miws

  1. 3rdGenWestSeattle
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    Looking for a local company/person experienced in rock walls built with local rocks and mortar. Have one about 20 inches high by 20 feet that needs repair: new concrete footer, drainage, re-using original rocks.

    Posted 1 year ago #         
  2. kootchman
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    redblack should be able to help ya... he is lurking around the blog somewhere... just do a search for him.

    Posted 1 year ago #         
  3. Try Chuck Crandall, from Crandall Stone. Hes' done stone work here locally for years. His Cell's
    206-399-5855

    Posted 1 year ago #         
  4. You might want to contact TJW Construction, Inc. http://www.tjwconstcoinc@mac.com. 206-351-3484. This might be something they can help you with. Local business and they do great work!

    Posted 1 year ago #         
  5. redblack
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    redblack

    kootch mentioned my name, so here i am. and i'd look at your project, 3G, but we're pretty slammed right now through january 2013.

    Posted 1 year ago #         
  6. 3rdGenWestSeattle
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    Thanks for the followup redblack. Hoping to have the work complete in the next few weeks.

    Posted 1 year ago #         
  7. webshaf
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    try Mark at Abe's Chimney service(his card says they do all things brick and stone and I talked to him yesterday about a similar project. He's local and very responsive! his phone is 2066-763-8154

    Posted 1 year ago #         
  8. redblack
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    redblack

    this is mainly for posterity and those looking for local masonry services.

    i've posted advice on masonry repairs here plenty of times, and, until last november, i worked for a small contractor who did chimneys and other residential masonry. so occasionally i'd try to drum up business for him via the forums.

    i should also point out that i'm a hod carrier, not a bricklayer. we and the bricklayers have two separate unions, and we have different responsibilities on the job. i'm actually a member of the laborers' union, so i load trucks, set up jobs, build scaffold, stock material, mix mortar, tend to bricklayers' every need, and tear down and clean up when we're finished.

    but i'm also a homeowner, as well as a tradesman, so i know what i'm looking at, especially when it comes to masonry.

    in january i started a new gig, working for one of the biggest masonry contractors on the west coast. i'm fully employed again, plus overtime, and i've had to ignore the intertoobz for a while. today is a rare day off - and man, what a nice day!

    anyway, to those seeking advice, it's free, and i still have a gmail address.

    (w.s.redblack)

    but readers should know that i, myself, don't do side work, largely for insurance and liability purposes. i.e. i'm not a licensed contractor. so if i break my neck working on your house, i'm screwed. if your chimney leaks after i work on it, you're screwed.

    cheers, and happy hunting.

    Posted 1 year ago #         
  9. *waves at redblack*

    Posted 1 year ago #         

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