We have old stone steps that were sinking but the porch seemed to be fine for the most part. The house is old so we were not looking to do a full rebuild or spend an exorbitant amount of money for something that may not be appreciated in the future. Surprisingly, this option was difficult to find because most people suggested a full rebuild with new materials etc. Unsurprisingly, this was always an expensive option.
Brick and Stone Guys offered a way more reasonable strategy to rebuild the steps and leave the rather solid porch and tuckpoint the cracked areas to extend the life of the steps and porch. This was the perfect solution for our situation. They worked around the existing plants and left no noticeable damage to the plants. The debris was cleaned up and there resulting job was probably better than the original! We got to keep the original stone which meant the look remained the same and they were able to piece everything back together.
They were also able to smartly manage a couple areas that were discovered to be somewhat problematic due to inferior methods previously used to construct the steps.
They also did some stone pathway tuckpointing to further extend the life of the pathway but that was not as big a win for us as these steps were.
We are extremely happy to have found Shams and his team to work on our stone projects around the house. We are happily hiring him again to do additional work in the future.