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 MyMason's Case Studies

 Chimneys and Brickwork Case Studies

    Chimney Repair

    Chimney Repair, Articulated Boom

    Custom Scaffold, Chimney Repair

    Lower-Chimney's Removal, Wall Restructuring

    Chimney Flue Replacement

    Concrete Chimney Cap as per Building Code

    Chimney - Sloped Side, Repair

    Chimney - Wobbly Chimney

    Brick Pillar

    Brick Garage Pillar Repair

    Window's Lintel Installation

    Brick Sill Creates Wall Damage

    Brick-to-Stone Window Sill Replacement

    Brick Retaining Wall Rebuild

 
 Concrete Case Studies

    Broken Concrete Step

    Basement Window, Concrete Cut

    Basement Window, Concrete cut-out

    Concrete Walkway, Landing

    Concrete Stairs and Landing

    Concrete Stairs and Landing

    Concrete Countertop

 
 Stone Work Case Studies

    Stone Wall Rebuild

    Granite Resurfacing of Concrete Stairs

    Stone Step Rebuild

    Stone Stair Rebuild - in Winter

    Stone replaces Brick Door Sill

    Stone Retaining Wall Rebuild

    Dry-Stack Retaining Wall Rebuild

    Dry-Stack Stone Retaining Wall

    Flagstone Patio Rebuild, Expansion

    FlagStone Step Repair

    Stone Replacement

    New Interlocking Stone Walkway

    Re-setting Interlocking Walkway

    Tile Installation

 
 Algonquin College/MyMason Case Studies

    Cold Weather Masonry Rules

    Salt and Concrete Testing

    Concrete Curing Stress Tests

    Concrete and Rebar Stress Tests

 
 Parging Case Studies

    Parging, Cement Board

    Parging Examples & Techniques

 
 Fireplace Case Studies

    Fireplace Surround - Old Wood to New Wood Insert

    Fireplace Fire Brick Replacement

    Fireplace Surround - Natural Stone

    Electric, Natural Stone Fireplace

    Fireplace Hearth Replacement

    Stone Fireplace

    Cultured Stone Fireplace & New Framing

    Cultured Stone Fireplace Surround

    TV Mounted on Stone Fireplace

    Restructuring Fireplace: Wood to Gas

    Drywall to Stone Fireplace

    3-sided fireplace: Cultured Stone

    Fireplace Removal, Damper Removal
 

 

    Case Study: Stone Wall Rebuild

 
        Before and After

   

 
    The Assignment:
        Take the leaning wall down, rebuild the footing.
        Build the wall with stronger support, remove the lean.

    The Underlying Problem:
        This 100 year old wall's footings had failed, causing the wall to lean.
        Vines had also helped create damage, digging into the mortar.
        Due to the lean, and further damage up the hill, many joints had failed.
        Being on a hill, the slope and street vibrations contributed to failure.

 
Poorly Built
Over the years, repairs had been made, but not nicely.

 
Demolition
Removing the cap and stones carefully.
The wall went nearly 3 feet below grade.
Sorting the stones was important: some above grade, others below.

 
Building with Mortar
The base is 3 feet below grade.
Rebar and concrete form the base.
Layer by layer, with more rebar.

 

Custom Fitting
Chipping stones to fit precisely.
Caps formed, Dyed to Blend
The caps are concrete, with Black dye to blend in.
Rebar and steel wire mesh reinforce the caps.
Three sections built
Bottom, middle and top caps done.
Just a little clean-up and it's all done.
Cleaned Up

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