• Reclaimed Granite Blocks from New England

    Reclaimed Granite Blocks. Reclaimed bridge and foundation blocks salvaged from old New England bridge abutments and now defunct foundations in and around the Boston area. For the best in structural integrity and classic old New England aesthetics, this retaining wall material is the "best.". Antique granite block can be used in retaining

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  • 5 Tips on How to Select a Table Base for Stone Tabletops

    Jul 25, 2021Also, in choosing the foundation, the size, weight, and height of the tabletops shall be considered. Here are some helpful tips on how to pair marble or granite tabletops with the most appropriate base: Take Note of the Dimensions. The first tip to remember when choosing a base for a marble or granite tabletop is its size and thickness.

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  • Maine Granite King

    Finding granite millstones, granite water troughs, granite hitching posts, granite fence posts, and/or granite obelisks is more difficult. Talking with senior Mainers is usually helpful. I started my granite business in 1996. The local church in Troy was having the old granite foundation replaced with a concrete one and I bought the granite.

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  • Barn Foundation Stone

    Reclaimed Barn Foundation Stone. Before concrete took over as the dominant material, barn foundations were constructed from durable, attractive granite, sandstone or limestone. These stones are typically cut smooth on four sides and rock-faced on one side. With our salvaged barn foundation stone, our customers have designed a diverse assortment

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  • Granite Posts – Stone of New England

    The building was taken down in 2014-2015. We were able to salvage most of the granite sills, window trim and foundation stone. We also have granite steps from the same project. The stones pictured below have one edge that is beveled. This stone would be ideal for a custom granite

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  • Reviving Lime Mortar: A Stone Foundation's Best Friend

    Sep 20, 2010Reviving Lime Mortar: A Stone Foundation's Best Friend. By Kai on 09.20.10. I am coming to the end of a long-term project involving the stone foundation that supports our early-1890's home. Looking around the city where I live, many 19th Century era stone foundations, and many brick homes and chimneys as well, are in dire need of repair, ours

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  • WALLS AND FOUNDATIONS OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS

    Apr 29, 2009The type of stone used, how it is finished and laid, and the width, color and profile of the mortar joints all contribute to the appearance of a stone wall or above ground foundation. Stone commonly used for walls and foundations include granite, lime- stone, sandstone and marble. Each comes in a variety of colors

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  • Identifying Problems with Your Historic Stone Foundation

    Rubble stone foundations are the oldest type of construction technique used for stone foundations. This method dates back thousands of years, and was used in the earliest pyramids of Mexico, Central America and South America. Your Wisconsin house might have a rubble stone foundation if it dates from around 1850 to as late as 1890.

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  • History

    Granite Construction Company's foundations lie in the lure and promise of the Wild West during the 1800s. Risking life and limb for fortune, tens of thousands of wildcatters flooded California bringing on the great Gold Rush during the mid-1800s.

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  • Decorative Stone — Dvorak Landscape Supply, LLC

    608.757.0561. Bulk Materials. Decorative Stone Aggregates. We stock an extensive selection of decorative bulk stone to add color and durability to your landscaping. We also offer aggregate products to fit all of your project needs from driveways to patios to retaining walls too. Please refer to physical product sample for most accurate color.

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  • Stony Creek Granite: Bedrock of America

    Jun 29, 2020While granite is a common stone in New England, Stony Creek granite has an ability few can match. "If architects need huge blocks, this quarry can make them," says Cleveland. Petit describes the quarry's output as "colossally large-scale blocks" that make "monumental-scale work.". He praises the stone as "capable of interacting

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  • Learn About Monument Foundations and Bases

    Once the foundation has been poured at the gravesite, the mounument company sets the headstone and base (if applicable) on the foundation. Contemporary upright granite headstones and monuments are typically built using two pieces of granite. The upper headstone section is called the die or tablet which sits on top of a base stone.

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  • Old Exeter House: Split Granite Foundation with a Mystery

    Jul 26, 2012T he foundation of our house is granite, which is common for old houses in New England. The basement walls are made up of about 6 feet of rubble including chunks of quarried granite and large round rocks all mortared together. At grade level there is a course of large rectangular granite blocks, each about 4ft long by 2ft high, that encompasses the original footprint of the house.

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  • 1920 House with stone block foundation (floor, granite

    Jun 16, 2009Stone block foundation covers a ton of territory. Are you talking cut stone block, laid up like big brick or are you talking rubble stone foundation???? Rubble stone, the stones are as taken from the fields, quarry or whatever source and fitted up best possible with lil shaping or attempt to control exact individual placement by prior design.

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  • Historic Stone Foundations

    Stone Foundations By Bill Kibbel Stone foundations, the most common type below buildings built before 1915, seem to frequently be a concern for owners of old homes. With their sloping floors and cracked plaster, it's only natural to suspect foundation failure to be the primary cause.

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  • Types of Natural Stone Walls

    Feb 15, 2016Antique Granite Wallstone: Most of our local fieldstone is some sort of granite, but, here we are referring to the quarried white granite that you often see used as steps, cobble stones, posts, curbing, etc. Quarried granite has usually been split into rectangular pieces and make it easy to piece together for a nice tight fitting wall.

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  • Faux Panels

    Faux Stone Sheets manufactures the most durable and realistic faux stone, brick, stucco and rustic wood panels on the market. Our architectural faux panels are lightweight, weatherproof, low cost, and easy-to-install. Transform your space today with NO Masonry DIY install. Proudly made in the USA.

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  • Adding on to a stone foundation

    Nov 01, 2002Having a stone foundation comes with it's own particular set of issues -- particularly if you're attempting to build an addition with a concrete foundation. Rick Arnold, a contributing editor to FHB and a concrete contractor in Rhode Island, offers his advice to ensure your addition is a success.

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  • The Mended Wall

    The Mended Wall offers over 30 years experience specializing in traditional New England stone masonry and offers affordable, comprehensive stone foundation repair and restoration services on Early American homes and barns, as well as historic properties. Whether you are seeking total repair to your foundation or you are looking to have a wall

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  • Landscaping Ideas to Help Protect Your Home Foundation

    Mar 26, 2018At Granite Foundation, we recommend that your landscape should be graded at least six inches downward for every ten horizontal feet from your foundation. To find your slope, run a tight string with a level from the high point to the low point. You'll know how much slope you have by measuring from the ground at your low point all the way up to

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  • How to Repoint a Stone Foundation

    8. If a space between foundation stones is wider than 3 inches or so, fill it with mortar and then press a small rock firmly into the mortar to fill the space. 9. To replace large stones that have fallen from the wall, lay down a thick bed of mortar and set the stone in place. Pack more mortar around the stone. 10.

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  • All Thin Stone Veneer

    Our Thin Stone Veneer products consist of quarried and weathered natural stones that have been cut thin (1 inch thick) and weigh less than 15 lbs square foot. Use it for interior or exterior projects including stone siding, fireplaces, foundations, and any other architectural construction project that demands the finest surface covering.

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  • Natural Stone Institute

    Natural Stone Institute. 7 hrs . Registration is now open for the Cleveland Study Tour, scheduled for September 12-15, 2021. For registration details, sponsorship opportunities, and an updated list of planned activities in the birthplace of rock roll, go here: https://buff.ly/3gfuQ6x. Like Comment Share.

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  • Granite Vs. Concrete

    Replacing broken cement foundations is the biggest, non-funded liability most cemeteries have and it will only increase in the future because of rising labor costs. An all-granite marker provides advantages over a marker with a cement foundation because: Granite does not stain, weaken or erode like cement.

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  • Redstone Granite

    Large granite boulders at the base of Rattlesnake Mountain provided the stone the railroad needed. These boulders also supplied foundation stones for buildings in the area. The stone was uniform in composition, split easily along the "grain" and its proximity to the existing railroad line made it

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  • Stones — New England Stone

    A versatile Maine stone with hues of blues and turquoise brushed with tones of dark mauves, emerald green, and white quartz. Ideal for steps, treads, pavers, and patios. A blend of gray and white with a hint of rose, highlighted with quartz and mica. This distinctive granite blends modest coloring and rich texture.

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  • Foundations

    Foundations are very important. If there isn't a good foundation underneath the memorial, it will tip or settle. When putting a monument foundation in, we use granite foundation covers. They are 4 to 5 inches thick and 4 to 6 inches longer and wider than the monument itself. We dig down 3 to 4 feet and put 6 inch post holes down to 5 or 6 feet.

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  • Amazon: faux stone panels exterior

    Sedona Faux Stone Panels - Slate Gray - 1-Pack - Each Panel is 24 High x 48 Wide x 1 5/8 Thick - Highest Quality, Most Realistic Looking Panels on The Market. 4.5 out of 5 stars. 46. $99.00. $99. . 00. FREE Shipping. Usually ships within 6 to 10 days.

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  • Natural Stone Institute

    National Building Granite Quarries Associations (NBGQA) Votes to Merge with the Natural Stone Institute. The National Building Granite Quarries Association (NBGQA) has voted to merge with the Natural Stone Institute (NSI) to further advance industry efforts to support quarry advocacy, sustainability, outreach to architects and designers, and continued efforts to promote the use of natural stone.

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  • Stone Foundation Repair, Crack Repair and Waterproofing in

    Over time, stone foundation walls develop holes and cracks, creating pathways for water infiltration, and ultimately leading to a myriad of problems.These voids cause accelerated deterioration and costly future maintenance costs if not properly addressed. Aged, deteriorated mortar joints lose their waterproofing ability over time by ground water wicking through the foundation walls and from

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  • Classic Rock

    You've chosen to explore the timeless style and elegance of natural and man-made stone for your project. You're in the right place to learn the Classic Rock difference in helping you achieve your goals. Read Our Story. 931 Dana Drive Harrisburg, PA 17109 717.766.6011.

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  • Stone Foundation Repair

    Stone Foundation Repair presents homeowners in Massachusetts and New Hampshire with the opportunity to a quality services at affordable fieldstone foundation repair costs. Our team of experts is equipped with the latest equipment, state of the art technology, and cutting edge techniques about how to repair fieldstone foundation walls.

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