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Monday, June 27, 2011

Volkommen Construction

These 2 Craftsman Style Homes are just off Canyon Road in Provo. West of Timpview high School. We used a mix of shake and lap siding. The shake is a composite called LP Shake and the siding is Hardi Cement Board. The stone is a thin natural stone and we made the nice chimney cap to top off things.
It was fun to see these homes come together with the great colors that they chose. Not a single bit of stucco but we did them just the same.

This close-up of the porch shows the stonework on the columns. Click on the picture to zoom in and out.

This was a fun project for us. We added a natural thin stone to the front posts, not much but enough to add some style to the front of the home. I really like the colors that Mike and Lisa (contractors) picked out. This home is for sale just below Timpview High School. If you are looking for a great house in a prime location go take a look.
This is the best picture. click on the image to zoom in.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Platinum Landscape - Retaining Wall

Our friend Rick Minzer owns Platinum Landscaping. He is a talented visionary Landscaper and creates beautiful yards. We were lucky to be involved in one of his projects and turned an ordinary retaining wall into an extension of the house. The house was already existing and it was our challenge match not only the stucco from the foundation but the Tuscan Stone work from the entry. Take a look and see what you think, I think it turned out great.
Above the wall has a Tuscan Stone cap and stucco on the concrete wall to match the stucco on the house foundation. We hand applied Tuscan Stone to these concrete pillars below and hand scribed the block joints and put chinking into the joints to look like block.
The cap on the wall and pillars were precast by Tuscan Stone and set in place. We had a couple of hick-ups along the way. The cast shapes came and the color had some pink cast to it and the texture wasn't quite what we had hoped. We ended up hand applying a new finish over the cast parts to get the right color and texture. Our guys saved the day with there great abilities. If you remember we had some very wet weather in May. So we discovered that if you add a sealer to the Tuscan Stone prior to the moisture totally getting out of the Tuscan it will all turn a very bright white color. Wish I had taken a picture. Not to worry however, a little acid, a brush and a power washer takes it right off. Thanks Heavens.
Anyway, love how it looks with the landscaping all done. Thanks to Rick for including us in this project.

Alpine Deck

We resurfaced this existing deck. We cleaned, primed, replaced the outside drip edge, primed and applied a great waterproof membrane over the existing surface. We sealed and added these color flakes to protect the surface and add this great look. We also, taped off some joints for an added look. I really like how this turned out.
This beautiful home in Alpine had a great backyard and view of the mountains. The deck was leaking and causing damage to the stucco on the face and around the pillars.

This is what the deck looked like prior to our new finish. Not that attractive and not functioning properly as a waterproof surface.