Our Customer asked us to cut down the stone fireplace and install a Mantel. The stone fireplace was from the floor to the ceiling and was starting to lean out from the wall at the ceiling. We added additional support to the fireplace in the basement because the floor had sagged from the weight. The additional support did help bring the fireplace back into place but it was still pulling away from the wall at the top. We took down some of the stone at the top and then fabricated a new Mantel. Not only did this modification help with the weight issue, but the fireplace is much more attractive and functional.