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i miss doing masonry. My grandfather was one and my dad. My dad has started phasing it out the last few years, so we do more general contracting. I'd rather dig holes outside all day then, a lot of the crap we are doing now.I knew I shouldn't have commented on this post. I had a little over 50 farmers carry a little over 50 yards each toting 8" cemet blocks. Felt great! I even jogged back to the block pile!! Fun day in 87 degrees!!
My grandpa and his partner would do a block foundation in one day, laying 12 inch blocks with one arm. Not a big house, just a Cape style.. One laborer, mixed all the mortar and carried all those blocks to them. They where one group of men you didn't want to mess with.