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American Treasure: The Legacy Of Castillo De San Marcos


On a typical day in St. Augustine, Florida, the sun shines down constantly from a clear blue sky free of clouds, while the hot humid air shimmers in the distance. Just a five-minute drive south, rising from the banks of the western edge of the Matanzas River, emerges the Castillo de San Marcos. This historical landmark is entrenched in a turbulent and destructive past that traverses back more than 300 years. This treasured monument of Spain’s struggle to maintain control of Florida is recognized not just for its compelling yet chaotic history, but perhaps more importantly how its defenses survived against such aggression and attacks.




Arch Masonry & Restoration: A Company Profiled


In 2010, Christian Stein and Joe Bonifate partnered together and started Arch Masonry Inc. Christian always had an interest in real estate and construction, working as a consultant with Coopers & Lybrand in New York City, as well as working in the gas station industry in 2000. “I have made great friends in this industry and have been fortunate to meet so many good people,” Christian says. He appreciates the honesty, integrity, instinct, and risks that mason contractors endure daily.




Mixers And Delivery Systems


Getting grout and mortar prepared and delivered to a wall can be one of the most laborious tasks on the jobsite. But luckily, there are a variety of tools and delivery systems to accomplish these tasks, and choosing the right process can save a lot of time and money on a project. The height of the project, vehicle access, and amount of material that will be needed are some of the essential factors to consider when figuring out what you might need to use.




Tools Of The Trade: JagClamp


We cover a variety of different tools and equipment that can be considered vital to a mason's day-to-day routine, from items that can fit inside a toolbox to large jobsite vehicles. This article will cover the innovative jobsite tool JagClamp. The company was founded in 2016, and the Jagclamp was introduced into the market a year later at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Nevada, winning the 2017 Most Innovative Product — Expert’s Choice award at the expo.




Masonry Tool Modifications On A Budget


When you work long enough in masonry two things are going to occur: your body is going to be less tolerant of the physical abuse that the job can produce, and your thinking about doing it smarter and more economically will begin to become a normal mindset. Years ago, we did an article in MASONRY magazine on tooltips that were designed to make masonry life easier. Well, some of the old tips are still useful. I will describe several ideas that are not my original ideas, but an accumulation of some very intelligent folks I have had the opportunity to work with.






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