The installations of tile and stone paving have made several advances over the past few years. We are proud to have kept up with these advances to offer our customers the latest in waterproofing membranes for showers, saunas and second story porches; uncoupling membranes and expansion joints to reduce cracking on interior and exterior paving and edge profiles for that finished look.
Recent advancements in cutting technologies have started the introduction of natural stone thin veneers. This new technology is in response to the faux stone market that has embedded itself in the masonry market. Although the faux stone is a good product the new natural stone thin veneers are superior because it is real stone. No two pieces are alike, no fading occurs in sunny areas, cutting or chipping of the stone during installation reveals only stone not the lightweight concrete aggregate and installation cost is the same. Product cost is approximately 20% higher, however the stone is real and the benefits of real stone far outweigh the drawbacks of faux stone. Basically, you get what you pay for. We are proud to be able to offer stone from several companies that have moved into this market. Call us today and we will assist you in selecting your stone for your next project.
Making a stone stay in place while other stones are placed on top of them has long been the challenge of the mason when installing stone. When doing full veneers with some types of stone we have developed an installation process that increases productivity and also improves the look of the finished stonework. This process is a variation of slip form technology. We are using Lexan panels as a form to aid in the hardest part of stonework. This process is primarily used when installing river rock, field stone and any other type of random rubble stone work.
With many recent changes in building codes and advances in fireplace technology we are proud to offer to build any type of fireplace that is on the market. We typically use 22 gauge stainless steel throats and flues hand insulated with foil faced ceramic wool. This product is lifetime guaranteed. It works better than traditional clay flues and firebrick throats, as they heat up faster and induce a better draft quicker. Here are a few of the options that are available for you to consider.
Stone is fast making a comeback over prefabricated concrete masonry units in the landscaping market. The use of dry stacked stone walls and stone paving creates a much more natural look and serene feeling than the hard scape products of the concrete masonry market.
We have engaged in many landscaping projects of late. With the use of 8" wide cut stone we have created dry stack retaining walls with incorporated geogrid, dry stack hand rails & piers and also used the dry stack method to encompass water gardens, waterfalls and fountains. Dry stack stone is available in an array of various shapes and contours. With the use of water and diamond cutting technologies, one can have boulders drilled to create the illusion of a natural spring bubbling from a stone, or have huge granite boulders cut into 7" thick slabs for dry stacked steps leading into your raised garden.
We also have created various patios and walkways with the use of stone pavers. Stone pavers are also available in various shapes and sizes. Whether you like the look of squares and rectangles arranged in a random ashlar pattern, odd shaped pieces used to create a mosaic pattern or cobble stone paving, Avery's Custom Masonry, Inc. has the experience in both design and installation to create stunning gardens, patios and water features to enhance your properties natural look and value. We work with various quarries to give you the colors, shapes and products you require to give your property that unique look you may have envisioned or use our design team to create one.
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