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used in a project make the difference between a patchup job to a show-stopper. “Stone work involves sand mix and Portland slurry. The mix is the same as concrete without the gravel: it’s very strong. Sloppy wet won’t do as the stones will come loose after a few winters. On brick work, you use Type N mortar. Most everything else is Type S. The ideal is for it to be level and plumb (straight up and down), but there is a need for pitch in places and to match in style so it doesn’t look like a repair,” said David. “We’re aware of the correct placement of materials for maximum strength and water run-off, gaining support below the frost line, compacting the sub base so there is no settling, proper drainage (especially behind walls), are all important. Even the proper height of a concrete walk, so that snow, ice, and rain can shed off into the grass is significant. Masonry has to blend with its environment and its surroundings. I like things that blend into the background, rather than demand

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attention—like pleasant and comforting sounds rather than a marching band,” said David. “The challenge of repairs and doing a good job, still excites me. I enjoy meeting people, accomplishing their goals and seeing their reactions at a job well done,” said David who is fully licensed and insured. Call David and mention Rivertown: he’ll be happy to give you a free estimate.

Professional Masonry David Rolls O: 845-947-1597 C: 845-709-2537

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