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 Fireplace Case Studies

    Nakkertok Fireplace Surrounds

    Fireplace Surround - Old Wood to New Wood Insert

    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

 
 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

 
 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

    3 New Cases Studies in 2015

    Salt and Concrete Testing

    Concrete Curing Stress Tests

    Concrete and Rebar Stress Tests

 
 Parging Case Studies

    Parging, Cement Board

    Parging Examples & Techniques

 
 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

 

 

 

 
    Case Study: Drywall to Stone Fireplace

 

 
        Before and After

   

 
    The Assignment:
        Remove drywall, remove marble tile around insert:
        Install cement board.
        Install stone.

 

 
Drywall Removed
We've used a sharp knife to cut the sides, top and bottom, then removed the drywall.

Using our HEPA filter wet-dry vac, we keep the room clean at each stage.

 
Removing Marble
The marble is mounted on drywall around the insert.
The marble and drywall are removed.

 
Reconstruction
Cement board is installed.
The new hearth tile is provisionally set, to provide a base height for the stone

Stone Set
Cutting at varied lengths, and squaring ends for tight fits.
The variance of up to 2 mm in panel height requires the matching of pieces.
Fireplace Done
We have closely followed the ceiling, which varied more than a 1/2 inch.

The insert's black frame also wasn't perfectly square, and required special cuts.
With two dimmer-controlled potlights located above the fireplace, it will look great at night.

 

 

The Client:
"Thank-you John, the fireplace looks great!"
Julia L.

 


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