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ARTISTIC MASONRY

Established in 2000, over 22 years of experience.

Hardscape design can help you turn a plain and monotonous space into a delightful and inviting work of art where you will love to spend your time.


Our in house hardscape and landscaping professionals have experience in many different types of patio choices, including pavers, wet and dry laid natural stone, and brick. Patios and decks often include outdoor kitchen, water features, a fire pit, or a fireplace. Retaining walls serve a useful purpose by holding back the earth from certain areas. They can also be a decorative addition to any landscape design. In fact, this type of hardscape construction is sometimes performed simply for aesthetic purposes! Retaining walls can be constructed using several materials, including natural stone, paver, or brick.


Our design team will work closely with you to determine your needs and develop a design you will cherish and enjoy for years to come


DRIVEWAY APRON IN POUND RIDGE BY PETER ATKINS AND ASSOCIATES.,LLC

Pound Ridge, NY Driveway Gate using a geometric design for this country estate. Design and Project Management Peter Atkins. Masonry by in house masonry team.  Late Summer 2020

Two Black Lab's who run the property

Cob Cob, Ct

"Ludwin and Roberto  did an excellent job. Very professional, from the estimate and proposal process, through scheduling, through execution and clean up.  True artistic craftsmanship, completed with a passion and professionalism that is all too rare with contractors today. You can shop around, but if you are seriously looking for top-quality stone work, delivered professionally, you'll wind up hiring this team who is managed by Peter Atkins"

Driveway Entrance Wall and Apron Designed and Installed by Peter Atkins and Associates Masonry Team (B)

Entryway - entryway idea in New York

Backyard Garden Designed and Installed by Peter Atkins and Associates Masonry Team (C)

Inspiration for a timeless home design remodel in New York

Masonry 101

When it comes to masonry, the fine details matter. Especially, with masonry repair. That’s why we’re going to explain about all the different techniques and methods that go into general masonry repair. That way you will have a better understanding of what goes into masonry repairs, how to tell when your own things need to be touched up and can even help you in the future to do it yourself. Also, these are some of the different ways Peter Atkins and Associates can help you with your masonry problems or projects.

One Must have a Plan to Execute the Vision

Brick unilock Job with Many Pieces

A Masonry Job with Many moving puzzles to solve.

A Masonry Job with Many moving puzzles to solve.

The Basics of General Masonry Repair

A simple definition of general masonry repairs includes fixing any discolored objects, cracking bricks, replacing or fixing aged mortar, or any similar masonry that is losing its visual or structural edge.


While masonry repair are often confused with masonry restoration, the two are very different methods as the latter is a much more involved, lengthy and complex process. Restoration has a bigger emphasis on major if not total replacement.




The Tired Walkway into the House (A)

The Updated Walkway into the House (B)

The Tools and Techniques of Masonry Repair & Execution

No mason is complete without his or her toolbox. So, it’s important to have a firm understanding of the tools and techniques that are involved. A mason will typically use a wire brush, at least one chisel, patching compounds, brushes of different sizes, a raking tool, a jointing tool, concrete and caulk. With these and perhaps other tools, masons will often repair indoor or outdoor cracked bricks or exposed brick walls, repair walls suffering from excessive peeling, fortify masonry joints and so on.


Depending on the complexity of the job, the removal of efflorescence can take place as well. This is an important step of the masonry repair and is often best handled by experts as efflorescence is something that needs to be removed from any and all masonry surfaces before any replacement coating is applied.


This is because efflorescence is the result of moisture coming into contact with masonry surfaces. This moisture can cause further damage if it is not removed and is instead coated over, leaving it deeper in the brick or concrete.

Depending on whether the efflorescence is outdoor or indoor and depending on how much of it there is, the mason may choose to use a substance known as muriatic acid to remove it. It is a very corrosive and potent chemical and it should only ever be handled by certified experts who know their general masonry repairs inside and out.


Moisture is often a big problem in masonry repair for degrading masonry surfaces and is probably one of the reasons why your walls may be experiencing severe peeling. This is why getting general masonry repair done during hot and dry seasons, particularly the summertime, is ideal. That means less air and moisture will seep through during any repairs which results in a longer lifespan of your masonry materials. Foundation repairs that are needed can also be caused by some of these common issues.


Another masonry repair to consider is when it comes to cracks in walls, this is more likely the result of settling rather than moisture, but like moisture, it is something that tends to happen over time. It takes a professional mason to decide whether these walls should be given extra structural fortification before they receive their general repairs.





Masonry Pillars and Gate Post awaiting Custom Gate that is being built

Granite stone free standing wall at entrance to driveway. Design and built by Peter Atkins and Associate

Everyone Needs a Masonry Plan

Every good custom masonry project begins with a good plan. This involves knowing where you’re going to do your project, what materials it is going to use, an estimated cost, and approximate timeline for the entire thing.

You will also want to be sure that the result will fit in well with the rest of your home.


You’ll also want to plan when exactly to start your custom masonry project. We are accepting new jobs for the spring 2022 and depending on the snow fall amounts we might be able to get started on the job sooner than latter.




PERMANABLE PAVERS BY PETER ATKINS AND ASSOCIATES MASONRY TEAM

PERMANABLE WALKWAY BY PETER ATKINS MASONS

Susan

Greenwich CT


We've had the pleasure of working with Peter Atkins and his staff on several occasions over the past 20 years - three patios, an outdoor fireplace and a circular driveway. Peter consistently demonstrated an attention to detail and follow-up throughout the entire project. He is a trusted craftsman who is well respected and is referred to family, friends and anyone in need of quality mason work. We look forward to our next project!



Woodland Path with Stepping Stones to meditation location surrounded by nature.

Here we created a stepping stone path into the woods and then planted its borders with mixed ferns, sedges and flowering shrubs. Its a peaceful place to unwind and reflect.  Property located in Bedfor

Staircase Water Fall Designed by Peter Atkins, Installed by Business Associate

Staircase Water Fall by Peter Atkins

Dry River Bed to collect run off on this sloped property.

Water Garden with Gazabo overlooking mixed garden setting

Gold Fish Pond with Lotus flowers and gentle cascading stream. Peter Atkins

Michael

Bedford, NY

"Peter Atkins and his extraordinary team are true craftsman. Peter and Ludwin have a great artistic sense and came up with some terrific ideas for our project. My backyard has a very challenging grade issue, but Peter came up with some very practical solutions to overcome the barriers. He and master Ludwin are very meticulous about t heir work....... takes a great deal of pride in job that we had them execute. . My family and I are absolutely thrilled with our new backyard".



Woodland Setting Meets Stone Patio and WaterFall

Waterfall that is man made empties from woodlands on a natural slope that was asking for a water display. The dream was created and we added the hydrangea and the yellow creeping jenny on the large fl

Who said a walkways had to be straight.

We broke up the formality of the straight line by  keeping it formal but with some irregularity.  Peter Atkins and Associates

We resurfaced this patio so that the cracks match

Flagstone Patio with low sitting wall at this pool side property. Landscaping by Peter Atkins and Associates;,LLC

If you have a specific question or would like us to give you an estimate on your project, please contact us. We would be happy to schedule a time for us to visit your property for a free, no obligation estimate

PeterAtkinsandAssociates@gmail.com & (914) 234-0161

Brick Unilock Masonry Paver Driveway to Match the House Foundation.

Signature  Masonry Tread Stairs with Grass Joints

Veneer Masonry Stone Wall and Flagstone to Match

Unilock walkway. Granite Wall with Flagstone Treads to tie all together.

Masonry Rustic Firepit

Formal Stone Wall and Fountain Garden

Boxwood Courtyard with fountain.  This garden is still under construction. Its final stage will be a rose garden.

Masonry Stairs and Garden Pockets soften the staircase

Old  Cement Walkway in Cos Cob, CT

Old Walkway in Cos Cob, Ct

New Masonry Walkway that is Safe in Cos Cob, CT

New Walkway in Cos Cob, Ct

Get a FREE estimate and an on-site inspection for any service. Our owner, Peter Atkins has 25+ years of experience in the masonry industry, so you are sure to get quality work from us

Backyard Masonry Patio with Arbor

Back Yard Patio

Unilock Pavers Masonry Driveway and Maintenance by Peter Atkins

Unilock Pavers Driveway in CT

Irregular Stone being installed by Manuel

Irregular Stone being installed by Manuel by Peter Atkins and Associates

Masonry Team Hard at Work in Cos Cob, CT

Cobble Stone Unilock driveway Stamford, CT by Masonry Team

Unilock Pattern Driveway by Peter Atkins and Associates Masonry Team

Driveway courtyard that was installed by Peter Atkins and Associates masons department.

Dry Stacked Granite Wall by Peter Atkins and Associates Masonry Team

Flagstone Retaining wall. We deigned this wall as we wanted the wall to be an interesting conversation. The flagstone pavers match some of the colors found in the stone. Peter Atkins and Associates.

Fieldstone Steps leading into Rock Garden Peter Atkins and Associates Masonry  Team

Granite Steppers go up this rock garden in North Salem, NY. Rock Garden work in progress.

Stone set in irregular pattern imported from New England. Peter Atkins and Associates Masonry Team

Irregular Patio using earth tones, Granite from Update. This patio was installed 15 years ago from our client. Its an super example of how an irregular patio can be built to be in tune with the native
Laying Unilock Pavers by Peter Atkins and Associates

Freestanding County Wall, Peter Atkins and Associates Masonry Team

Freestanding County Wall, no visible cement


Our goal is to provide a high quality product at a competitive price.  Fully licensed and insured.

We hope you find our website useful, giving you a better understanding of the type and

style work that we do.


If you need an estimate or have questions call Peter Atkins at (914) 234-0161 or

email PeterAtkinsandAssociates@gmail.com  Thank you for visiting   



TESTIMONIALS

When I contacted Peter he was enthusiastic about our smallish project to renovate the circle area of our driveway. In the late winter we met and spoke about the goals. After a careful review he gave us a quote which was reasonable and filled all our desires and more for the project. I would reservedly recommend using him for a landscaping project. In fact there are other areas of our property that we may work on with him in the future. (The actual cost was at the very low end of the approximate cost range.)Read More

Peter took care of a very personal garden area of mine and always made it beautiful. He is very flexible with ideas and budgets and continually created just what I wanted. He is very reliable, completely knowledgeable and I feel has a great love for his work. I would recommend Peter highly.Read More

We have known Peter for a couple of years as we live in the same small quiet town. I had no idea he was involved in grounds maintenance. My only complaint was not calling on him sooner. He and his crew did an amazing job cleaning up our 1.5 acre yard and the cost effectiveness was well worth it. Much appreciated.Read More

After trying multiple landscapers in the area, we finally found Peter Atkins four years ago and we have been happy ever since. Peter understands our sensibility and our desire to have a natural garden in a woodland landscape. Everything he has planted is organic and native to the area. His design is directed by his artistic instincts and the land itself. He respects and has a natural affinity for the property. He designed, planted and diligently maintains our fern, vegetable and herb gardens. Additionally he has designed, planted and maintained a variety of flower gardens and walking paths, completely transforming the way we appreciate our property during every season. We highly recommend Peter and his team.Read More

Peter Atkins is a perfectionist who cares passionately about design, quality, and doing things the right way. He is attentive to every detail that goes in to creating and maintaining a beautiful garden and landscape. Peter designed a vegetable/flower garden--including fencing, raised beds, birdhouse, berry patch, etc.,-- that is completely harmonious with our topography and architecture. He was easy to work with and has a maintenance staff that is second to none. We were so pleased with this project that we now rely on Peter not only to care for our vegetable/flower garden, but to oversee the maintenance and care of all trees and shrubs on our property. Under his careful watch and pruning, he has upgraded our property and we couldn't be happier.Read More

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