The Wicked Yard

Installing a Set of Granite Steps: A Step-by-Step Process

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Dec 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you've ever seen a set of granite steps, you know their natural beauty enhances the home's appearance. If you own a set of granite steps, you’ve experienced their durability, low-maintenance and long-lasting quality. If you've ever installed a set of granite steps, you know they're heavy. So heavy that in order to install them, a 55,000 pound truck with an 18-foot bed and crane bolted to the back needs to deliver them to the site. That crane can reach 28 feet with about 4,000 pounds (phew!) In order to get these beautiful, durable, long-lasting (and heavy) steps to look the way they do, Swenson Granite Works personnel are trained to install them using certain tools, including straps, clamps, shims, and chisels.

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Topics: curb appeal, granite steps, tools

Why Skilled Stoneworkers Prefer Handmade Masonry Tools for Splitting, Shaping and Trimming Granite

Posted by Amanda Pittsley on Sep 12, 2018 3:02:00 PM

Every successful home project by Swenson Granite Works is a true testament to the power of teamwork. From the contractors to the skilled stonemasons to the homeowners themselves, no one part of the process is less important than the other. To create these masterful home designs, we are proud to work with professionals who create high-quality products and demonstrate the kind of expertise that is only developed through years of hands-on experience in the industry.

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Topics: masonry, Granite, tools

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