Masonry Division

Fireplaces

Custom Bench seat wall and fire pit

Our latest Project…

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This is a custom curved seat wall and radius fire pit that we built for a contented customer in Gilbert Arizona. The General Contractor was The Bruce Gardner Company. img_2415

Custom cutting the Travertine Tile to allow for the curve of the bench and fire pit walls was a quite the challenge.

 

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We applied Veneer stone to the face and back of the wall for a great look!

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The seat back was stuccoed with a brown mortar. Notice that the  Travertine has a bull nose finish on the edge for comfort and style.

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This is the radius fire pit wrapped in veneer stone with a custom fit Travertine top. it is now ready to receive the gas insert.

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The homeowners also extended their Patio so more columns were added to support it. these were wrapped in Stone and Stuccoed.

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Why Quality is important

Here is an example of what can happen when you burn wood in a fireplace that was designed for gas. The Homeowner burned wood in his fireplace for a while, and then decided to switch back to gas.  He neglected to clean out the ashes that had piled up over the burner. When he turned on the gas, it built up under the ashes and exploded when he tried to light it. This fireplace was not built properly and could not withstand the explosion. The insurance company called us to rebuild and repair it because they knew it would be done right!

This outdoor fireplace was constructed without rebar (reinforcing rods) and grout (concrete) in any of the open cells in the walls.   The result was a destroyed fireplace,and a seriously injured homeowner. There would have been considerably less damage to the fireplace had it been constructed properly. As it was, the homeowner was lucky to be alive after being knocked unconscious and blown into the swimming pool  with 100 lb. chunks of the fireplace found up to 50 feet away. Luckily for him, his wife was inside the house, heard the explosion, and decided to investigate.

There are many people who trust  landscapers, or unlicensed contractors to build their fireplace,or repair your wall, fence,  or BBQ. You wouldn’t trust a plumber to do electrical work at your house would you? You can count on The Darrin Gray Corporation to make sure that your masonry barbecue, fireplace, home,fence or block wall repair will be done right.


Fireplaces


This is a residential BBQ/Outdoor Fireplace/Pizza Oven designed by Darrin, and built by our employees from the footings, to the pavers to the brick, and even the tile.

When you need a Barbeque, Fireplace, or even a Brick oven,  you can feel confident that the employees of Darrin Gray Corp. Masonry Division will get it done right, on time, and at a reasonable price.