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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.


Custom home in Coolidge Arizona

This Is a Custom Brick home that we are currently working on in Coolidge Arizona for Desert Dream homes.

It has presented several challenges that we have had to overcome. The brick are layed in a “stacked bond” pattern and the top if the brick is saw cut to receive a steel top plate. The tolerances were so tight, that we had to use a tile saw for our cuts just to get them right.


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Marana, Az Sound wall

Marana, Az Sound wall

This is a Sound Barrier Wall that we built in Marana Arizona last week. It was 65 feet long, 14′ 8″ tall and made out of 12x8x16″ block that weigh just under 46 lbs. apiece !! We had some tired workers those three days!!


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Block Wall Repair

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This is the “before” picture of a Fence block column that we repaired for a customer in Mesa Arizona. We found that the  Column didn’t even have any re bar inside of it.

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Here is the  “After” Picture. We epoxied rebar into the footing, and left our customer happy and content with a column that is stronger than it ever was.


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Block Fence, Queen Creek, Arizona,

Block Fence, Queen Creek, Arizona,

This is a “Horse” Fence and Mailbox that we built for one of our customers in Queen Creek Arizona.


Integra Block: From the ground up (Part one)

The photo below is of a footing that was recently poured for a custom home that we are building in Central Phoenix. (A footing is a foundation usually out of concrete that is used as a base to support the weight of your house. ) Many houses start out this way unless they are using a Post-tensioned slab. (We can discuss that at another time.)  You can see rebar coming out of the footing that will provide a connection between the footing and the stem wall.

Custom Integra Block House

The stem wall is used to raise up the outside perimeter of your house to the future level of your floor. (See Photo below)

Masonry Stem Walls for Integra Custom Home in Phoenix, AZ

In the photo above, you will notice a channel running through the top row of  block. This channel is an opening for the masons to place horizontal rebar into.  When grouted, (filled with concrete) that top row of block is called a bondbeam.  A bondbeam adds strength to a wall. It combines the weight bearing properties and rigidity of block, with the strength and bendability of rebar.


Beautify your home with Brick

Jason, adding Thinbrick to the Site walls

Adding brick to your  home will add value and durability to your new or existing home.  At the Darrin Gray Corporation, we are committed to help you realize your dream.

Thinbrick Remodel Finished Product

See the difference that brick can make to your home. Brick does not need to be painted. However, it is a good idea to apply a quality water-resistant seal to it every couple of years. This will increase the lifespan of your walls, and keep them looking like new for years to come.