Kansas City Masonry / The Masons Co is revitalizing yet another majestic fountain in Kansas City!
J.C. Nichols’ remarkable development of the Country Club residential district was unique in that he used irregular lots with shapes that were defined by curving streets that followed the terrain, instead of the usual grid plan of rectangular blocks. Landscape architect George Kessler provided a street plan that incorporated small parks and triangles into his Nichols’ ideal design.
Feeling incomplete because of missing stones or bricks? Troubled by bowing or bulging walls? Plagued by mortar joints or vertical corner cracks? The answer is to hire an experienced, reputable and smart Kansas City masonry company. But the answer is two-fold and the second part of the answer is to make
The Preservation of Historic Glazed Architectural Terracotta from the medieval associations of tradesmen. Terracotta was treasured as a design component for centuries because of its durability as a construction material and its beauteous and opulent demeanor. Weighing roughly one tenth as much as stone, terracotta can be molded and fired
There is nothing freer than chalk, the slightest touch of which leaves its trace. Masonry, which includes stone, brick, terracotta, and block, is found in some capacity on almost all historic buildings and many historic homes. Although customarily considered steadfast, masonry is subject to deterioration, especially at the mortar joints.
Balancing a fountain’s material preservation with its operation and water conditioning needs is very complex. Kansas City Masonry, the Masons Co, works with structural and mechanical engineers, architects, owners and maintenance crews to treat deterioration and devise long term effective strategies to maintain and preserve fountains in parks, major buildings and private residences. Historical restoration and modernization are the foundation of our company’s foresight when these showpieces are placed in our hands.
For one who indulges in a love of all historical structures constructed with brick, block or stone, reviving a masonry majestic to its former glory satiates the craftsman’s passion for stonework.
“Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.” This phrase comes from the first two lines of Aphorismi , which was written by the Ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates. What he meant by these lines is: “It takes a long time to acquire and perfect one’s expertise