How to Build a Paver Patio

  Creating natural rock veranda or a paver. Creating a paver or natural rock veranda…or a walk.. Could be a lovely and practical addition to your own backyard landscape, and with a little effort, attention to detail along with appropriate preparation, it is possible to reach a long lasting effect, no matter expertise and your … Read more

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 for a Patio

When you start having problems with foot traffic wear patterns it may be time to look into flagstone for a patio or walkway. Flagstone pavers and patio stone can eliminate these wear patterns and replace them with beautiful pathways and gathering points for your parties. They can combat the effects of rain turning bare patches … Read more