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Established in 1982, Custom Stonework provides top quality masonry. We specialize in all types of stone work, brick work, concrete block and stucco. Our services include:
- Indoor and Outdoor Fireplaces
- Masonry Homes
- Stone Entryways
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Boulder retaining walls
- Mail boxes to Flowerbeds
- Glass Block
- Outdoor Pizza Ovens
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We provide top quality masonry.
Established in 1982
Founder Scott Bonniwell has over 28 years of stonework experience and is committed to quality. We promise to listen to you, the customer. Through one-on-one visits, we will work together to assure that what you want is what you get!
Custom Stonework excels at matching existing work, and we offer stone from all over the country. We will get the job done while protecting your home and landscaping.
Give us a call at 512-461-0683 or email us today – we offer free estimates and we want to learn more about your project!
Homeowners Can Choose From Multiple Styles Of Stacked Stone Fireplaces
Published Date: September 2015
Outdoor living spaces continue to trend, and one feature that is very popular is an outdoor fireplace, particularly those constructed with stacked stone.
One type of a stacked stone fireplace is the dry stack fireplace, which uses the weight and friction between large rocks that are stacked horizontally to create stability.
“More often though, we do a modern style and use cement behind and under the stone to stabilize it,” said Scott Bonniwell, president and owner of Texas Stone Masons. The cement often creates a look of grout between the stones, while the dry-stack style does not have that look.
Stacked stone fireplaces are becoming more popular in the Austin area, especially the modern style with the grout-look.
Although stacked stone fireplaces are becoming more common, there are things that homeowners need to be aware of as they are exploring their options.
“The most important factor is the foundation. If the foundation is done properly, there will be no problems with cracking later,” Bonniwell said. “Check with two or three contractors, get their references. These look simple, but there are a lot of mechanical things to consider. Take the time to pick the right contractor.”
Texas Stone Masons has served the Austin area since 1982, crafting indoor and outdoor fireplaces, entryways, stone walls, steps and much more. To learn more about Texas Stone Masons, visit www.texasstonemasons.com