Brick Steps at Montrose Salon

I love hardscaping – it’s so completely zen for me. It’s a puzzle with big heavy pieces that I cut with a diamond blade; I get to channel my inner ancient stone carver with a small sledge and chisel to chip away for a perfectly fitting piece. I’ve worked with a lot of stone but this was my first time working with mortar (this is intended to last as long as the building with heavy traffic and not harbor weeds). A small-scale project was a perfect test run and to be honest, it’s not too shabby!

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