THE GARDENS OF BOXWOOD MANOR
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MASONRY SERVICES-2

WE REMOVED THE 50-YEAR OLD PORCH COMPLETELY IN 2005. IT HAD HIGH 6” RISERS AND NARROW TREDS WHICH WERE UNSUITABLE FOR THE OUTDOORS, AS WELL AS, THE OUTWARD-OPENING DOOR.

THEN WE BUILT A CONCRETE PORCH THAT IS WIDER AND SAFER WITH 4 INCH RISERS, THE PROPER HEIGHT FOR OUTDOORS. [WE DID THIS OURSELVES AS WE COULDN’T GET A RELIABLE MASON OUT HERE . GOOD CRAFTSMEN ARE HARD TO FIND!]

IN 2006, WE HIRED A VERY GOOD MASON WHO COMPLETED THE PORCH FOR US AND WE ARE THRILLED WITH HIS WORK! HE CAME HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO US FOR HIS RELIABLITY AND NICE WORK. HERE’S CRAIG BUSY COMPLETING THE BRICKWORK FOR US.

HERE’S WHAT WE DID AND NEEDED A GOOD MASON TO PUT ON THE BRICKS FOR A COMPLETED PORCH-2006

FEB. 2007

WE USED A SEALER ON THE PORCH IN THE FALL. THEN   WE  HAD THE ENDS OF THE ENCLOSED BREEZEWAY REMOVED (OUR GARDEN ROOM) AND...VOILA! COMPARE THIS TO THE FIRST PICTURE!

LOOKS LIKE A NEW HOUSE! THIS IS AN ANDERSON 3-DOOR-LOOK UNIT WITH THE RIGHT PANEL STATIONARY. THE MIDDLE AND LEFT PANELS ARE FRENCH DOORS. (BY:WINDOW WIZARD, BRISTOL, PA)

CRAIG’S MASONRY AND HARDSCAPE-

IF YOU ARE IN THE NJ-PA AREA, PLEASE GIVE HIM A CALL BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO DO WHAT WE DID!

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Craig's Masonry & Hardscape

8 Sharon Road

Robbinsville, NJ  08691

(609) 259-5494

EMAIL: CraigsMasonry@aol.com

WOW! THIS IS MORE LIKE IT! THE OLD PORCH HAD BRICKS COMING OFF AND WAS A SAFETY HAZARD BUT NOW WE HAVE A SAFE, SECURE PORCH FOR US TO CARRY ALL THE FOOD AND BEVERAGES OUT FOR OUR NEXT GARDEN PARTY!

THANKS TO CRAIG’S MASONRY AND HARDSCAPE FOR A WONDERFUL JOB! IT IS TRULY A WORK OF ART!

Seen in 2008

October 2008-DESIGN COMPARISONS

On the left is a recent picture of the demilune steps in Williamsburg, VA. Compare to our design on the right.

Although the Williamsburg steps are larger and higher, the design doesn’t look as  nice as ours! Limestone was put on top with metal connectors. Limestone was historically used for many centuries.

The rise is 6 inches which is also too high for outdoors. (This maybe due to the historic dimensions.) Ours should have been wider and deeper overall but due to existing features we were unable to do so.

Like the brick piers, travelling to get ideas is a must if you plan to do an historic design.