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Cantilevered Bench in Board Formed Concrete

This board formed concrete kneewall features a built in cantilevered bench, made possible through a carefully engineered core steel reinforcement. Board formed concrete is produced by pouring concrete into a form constructed with rough sawn wood boards, which leave their … Continue reading

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Tory Row Puddingstone Patio

As part of a Tory Row, Cambridge home renovation, S+H Landscape & Sitework Division installed an outdoor kitchen and pool. The stonework for the surrounding stone walls and patios involved masonry restoration of the original stonework, using Roxbury Puddingstone, found only … Continue reading

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Boyle Hotel: Brick Repointing and Cleaning

Since its construction in 1889, the brickwork of this historic hotel had fallen into disrepair. For this project, Kaptive C&P began with a thorough cleaning of the exterior, followed by brick repointing and patching. To replace those beyond repair, over 2,500 … Continue reading

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Post and Lintel, the Basic Unit of Construction

Whether ancient or modern, classic or mundane, the basic unit of construction is the post and lintel, constructed out of stone, steel, concrete or wood. Mortonstones.LLC of Miami tells us how they repaired load bearing, steel post re-inforced brick columns that had … Continue reading

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Restoration of Brownstone Lintel Details

Brownstone is a soft sandstone from Connecticut which is famously in use throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn for building stone and has, ever since installation, rapidly deteriorated from the freeze thaw cycle. It is probable that it was an unwise material … Continue reading

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The Great Stone Retaining Wall of Onteora

  Like other more familiar great walls, this stone veneered retaining wall required a degree of engineering to ensure that it fills its purpose. 500 feet long and up to 16 feet high, this wall holds back a massive amount … Continue reading

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