Flagstone Patios

Building a DIY flagstone walkway? Flagstone patios and walkways are becoming very common projects many people are take on during the summer. Many people pick flagstone over interlocking brick or cement patio stones to use for a walkway because flagstone unique and natural product. When installing a flagstone walkway it’s important you know what your … Read moreFlagstone Patios

Sealing Your Patio Pavers – 11 Keys to Successfully Sealing Your Patio

When my neighbor first decided to install a paver-block patio behind his home, he chose paver stones for several good reasons. He thought they would last longer than other materials like wood, or poured concrete, he thought they had a really “rich” elegant look to them and most of all, he thought that they would be maintenance free. Well, he almost had it right. They do look great and they’re incredibly durable, but it wasn’t long before he learned that they aren’t completely maintenance free.

After several seasons of rain, snow and sun, the patio just didn’t look as good as it first did when he had it installed. The sun was beginning to fade the color in some areas, the sand between the stones had been washed away by the rains and weeds had started growing in the gaps between the pavers. He even began to see ant colonies beginning to form using his precious paver sand as their new home.

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How to Install Flagstone – Add Great DIY Value to Your Home

Installing a flagstone patio is one of the most fulfilling do-it-yourself projects you can undertake. Not only will you be able to proudly declare that you toiled with your own hands to beautify your home, you can also regale your friends with tales of the money you saved by not hiring a professional (representative costs are in the range of $20 per square foot, resulting in a considerable outlay of $2000 for a small 10′ X 10′ plot). However, just knowing how to install flagstone is not enough to do a good job – you must learn to avoid some common mistakes. The following guidelines can be a good starting point:

1. Do not order flagstones over the phone or Internet. Visit the dealer in person to make the purchase. And before going, be sure to finalize the color, shape and texture you want. Ensure that you buy the right quantity; if required, make multiple trips.

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How To Install A Stone, Paver Or Brick Garden Path Or Patio

Pavers, brick, and stone can be dry-laid over a bed of sand by a homeowner without difficulty. The installation process is fairly simple and is forgiving. In areas where no frost heave occurs, you can lay large stones directly over compact soil if need be. Then sweep sand between the stone to help keep them … Read moreHow To Install A Stone, Paver Or Brick Garden Path Or Patio

Slate Tile Flooring Dos and Don'ts

The popular use of slate tile flooring in many areas of residential and commercial interiors and exteriors is a tribute to its versatility and aesthetic value. With its distinctive surface, ease of installation and workability, decorative color variation, and its natural slip-resistance that makes it a great choice for practicality and look. With slate, you … Read moreSlate Tile Flooring Dos and Don'ts

How To Install A Stone, Paver Or Brick Garden Path Or Patio Over Packed Sand

source Here we offer a basic step-by-step way to install stones, pavers, and bricks to make a walkway, patio, or garden path. I will refer to all concrete pavers, bricks or stone as simply- stone, to save space. Pavers, brick, and stone can be dry-laid over a bed of sand by a homeowner without difficulty. … Read moreHow To Install A Stone, Paver Or Brick Garden Path Or Patio Over Packed Sand

How to Lay Flagstone

There are 2 different ways in which you are able to lay a flagstone patio. The moment you are laying the patio in the sand, it is what is known as dry construction. The moment you are laying the patio on cement or concrete, it is called as wet construction. The easiest of the two … Read moreHow to Lay Flagstone

Setting Up Work For A CNC Machine

So you want to set up work for use on a cnc machine? Well there are some important steps to go to when setting up your work for a cnc machine. Below I will give you some steps on setting up everything and some of the common mistakes people make when doing so: 1. Decide … Read moreSetting Up Work For A CNC Machine

DIY Flagstone Walkway Tips – 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing a Flagstone Walkway

Building a DIY flagstone walkway? Flagstone patios and walkways are becoming very common projects many people are take on during the summer. Many people pick flagstone over interlocking brick or cement patio stones to use for a walkway because flagstone unique and natural product. When installing a flagstone walkway it’s important you know what your … Read moreDIY Flagstone Walkway Tips – 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing a Flagstone Walkway

DIY Tips for Laying a Flagstone Walkway

Building a DIY flagstone walkway? Flagstone patios and walkways are becoming very common projects many people are take on during the summer. Many people pick flagstone over interlocking brick or cement patio stones to use for a walkway because flagstone unique and natural product. When installing a flagstone walkway it’s important you know what your … Read moreDIY Tips for Laying a Flagstone Walkway