October 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm #605234
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.October 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm #774189
redblack should be able to help ya… he is lurking around the blog somewhere… just do a search for him.October 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm #774190
Try Chuck Crandall, from Crandall Stone. Hes’ done stone work here locally for years. His Cell’s
206-399-5855October 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm #774191
DianaParticipantOctober 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm #774192
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.October 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm #774193
Thanks for the followup redblack. Hoping to have the work complete in the next few weeks.December 9, 2012 at 5:12 pm #774194
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 2066-763-8154May 1, 2013 at 4:26 pm #774195
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.
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.May 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm #774196
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