In this fireplace rebuild we needed to support a very old two-ton chimney while removing the main floor’s fireplace and the basement’s footing, then rebuild the basement structure and main floor fireplace properly to pass an insurance inspection with a new wood burning fireplace insert. All the other contractors declined Read More

Engineers are Valuable

For this fireplace the original architect, quite well known but young, proposed hanging the approximately 8,000 pounds of stone from 2×4’s from the ceiling over this three sided fireplace. On my advice an Engineer was brought in, who requested the basement be reinforced and a steel structure be built to Read More