Chalet Valley of Gatlinburg needed a quick facelift for one of their chalets. It was a fun job with some breathtaking views!
This restoration was for a couple in Sevierville who have lived in this residence for over half a century. From what I remember this is a pre 1900 home. The homeowners were worried that one more strong storm would send these chimneys through their ceiling. I must admit... they were in awful shape. After the years of sun and water... the lime mortar had all but disintegrated.
Each brick was carefully removed and cleaned. With help from our handy dandy lift rental... this process was rather stress free (for the most part). The job went completely as planned and we even had some great views along with some of the best homemade pimento cheese.
Unforgettable Rumford Fireplace via. early spring 2017
This project will forever be a part of CCR.
The project began with the foundation being poured between and during storms. Luckily, I am not stranger to tent building. With cover and motivation we had the pump guys and concrete truck out of there in a hour.
This project was a bit tricky due to the fact that all material had to be carried to the back yard. Including those 500 lb beams for the deck. (Glad to help again Doug and Eric;)
After the base was up Jamey and I started on the firebox.
This fireplace is unlike most modern fireplaces. This is actually a Rumford style fireplace. This type of fireplace was common from the late 1700's to the 1850's. Thomas Jefferson actually has the at Monticello. The Rumford firebox is shallow, tall, and has slanted sides to help project heat. The throat section of the "system" is unique also. It is designed to limit the heat loss to smoke chamber and up the chimney flue.
The smoke chamber we ordered was a bit off angle. We made adjustments and carried on. We bricked up the chimney and installed sides and crown.
After everything on our end was finished Doug and Eric finished up the deck. I am proud of the fireplace... but I believe it accents the deck. What an amazing outdoor living area. I will take some recent photos asap. Thanks for reading about this project!!! Feel free to comment or ask any questions!!!!
PS. Thanks for everything Rusty and Melissa
A quick landscape job for a couple. Nothing too extraordinary but a great small job to fill a break between jobs! Very thankful for the business.
During the break from the "Unforgettable Rumford Fireplace" I was asked by a friend to install some blue stone coping for a project his company was working on. I helped out the best I could. This project turned out to be absolutely stunning. Glad to have been part of it!
The photos speak for themselves. Just had to lay a block wall to retain the pug mix for a paver patio. Nothing special. Just another day in the life of CCR!
I got a call from a contractor on this Job. His name is Cory. He wanted to give this house a face lift. He had been remodeling it to resell. We worked out a deal and started the project. This is a prime example of a face lift. Just that small amount of stone completely changed the curb appeal of this home.
P.S. I caught uncle Stoke off guard in one of these photos!
I am blessed to have the opportunities to work on beautiful homes. I absolutely love working on the lake. I have been known from time to time to take a dip to cool off. Unfortunately, it is winter. :/ Anyhow, this job was for a man named Coy. We faced some freezing days that prolonged this project. But after it was complete... it really changed his outdoor living area!
This job was for a man named Greg. He wanted this beautiful stacked stone on the face of his garage to match his house. He also wanted to add some boarders around his windows and door. The last touch would be the mailbox. I took Greg's wife's ideas and added some spice to the mailbox!