How to Care for a Flagstone Patio

Adding a flagstone patio to your home will provide your household with a whole new living area and come in very handy when you want to entertain your friends or family. This type of backyard accent will boost the value of your home and at the same time provide an area for you and your … Read moreHow to Care for a Flagstone Patio

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 Remove Moss from your Deck

Moss grows naturally in damp, shady areas. Once established, it can withstand extreme temperatures and regenerates very quickly. That’s why it may be difficult to remove permanently. Obviously, if you have a newer deck where moss has just appeared, you will have a lot less work to do than someone who has an old deck … Read moreHow to Remove Moss from your Deck

Home Improvement: How to Build a Flagstone Patio

If you are planning on building a patio, why not try using flagstones? Flagstones are easier to install than concrete and very durable. They have a non-slip surface and there are a variety of colors to choose from. They come in green, brown, red, pink, beige and other colors in between. You can match your … Read moreHome Improvement: How to Build a Flagstone Patio

Paver Installation

Probably the greatest ways to give your outdoors an innovative look should be to install pavers. Pavers are small compact blocks which might be made from concrete, brick, stone, clay tiles and glass. They might be set up in any pattern of your choosing to provide the sort of outdoor living quarters decor you need. … Read morePaver Installation