Our latest property entry project with large stone columns and a fresh paving stone driveway.
Built upon large concrete footings, these cinder block cores house the many electrical wires in conduit for sensors, motors, and lights. We always fill them to create a solid concrete structure reinforced with rebar tied deep into the concrete footing.
Large dark granite caps will help create a strong sturdy look while matching the custom stone inserts that our client has had made custom for this project.
The exciting part is yet to come, with the gate and motor being mounted by the end of the week and our beautiful sandstone facing to be installed shortly after.
I recently had the pleasure of working on a beautiful house with a mature garden, in need of an updated front entryway. There are many very similar concrete staircases around Victoria. With a range of colour options for the stone facing, projects like this can have a big impact when it comes to giving your home an updated yet timeless look.
The existing concrete staircase had been painted numerous times over the years, and had become slippery and starting to peel.
So we stripped off the existing paint with a specialty grinder attachment, and adjusted the steps for a consistent rise and run in preparation for our stonework.
Also there was an additional bottom landing prepared, so that the new added height matched up seamlessly to the existing concrete pathways.
Now on to the fun part!
And the finished product:
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Until next time,
It has been challenging to deal with the weather, but luckily I was able to catch the right amount of sunshine to complete this front entryway today!
From grass to finished stonework, this staircase and pathway was designed to create a proper front entrance to this beautiful ocean front home.
Phase one of this grand project, it has been my honour to build this for a great man.
Until next time!
Kevin with ROCKS + STONES
This grand stone staircase built in the Highlands of greater Victoria, Vancouver Island was the highlight of this past season for me. As the main entryway of the property it had to be both beautiful and highly functional. Here’s the before and after pictures:
It was my honour to receive this testimonial from my clients:
“We were both very pleased with the high level of expertise and work ethic that Kevin brought to the project. He did a terrific job laying out what the project entailed and what any anticipated concerns might be. He always kept us up to date and completed each phase as he described.
We live on an acreage outside the city so creating a lighting plan that was both visually pleasing and functional was a key component for us. Kevin was very accommodating and most helpful as we tried various lighting solutions to complete the project.
We love the finished look of our rock stairs and the aesthetic choices that he brought to the job.
Darren and Rosemary McGrath
As well as these two new photos showing off the lighting that we designed together:
It is always the most rewarding part of a job to get positive feedback from happy customers, and I’m looking forward to keeping in touch to see this project as it ages through the seasons.
Until next time,
Kevin with ROCKS + STONES masonry