Awnings Can Create A Whole New Look To Your Home

Awnings could be viewed over pathways, custom windows or doors. An awning is made up of steel or some various other sturdy product. They likewise secure furnishings, carpetings as well as custom window therapies from sunlight damages by shielding them when positioned over home windows and also glass doors. Residential awnings vary from typical stationery … Read more

Houseplants: How to care for Calathea

Calathea zebrina (Zebra plant), Calathea insignis (Rattlesnake plant), Calathea makoyana (Peacock plant) are just a few of the a lot more preferred selections readily available. Calatheas are fairly comparable to as well as occasionally perplexed with the Maranta (Prayer Plant) plant team. Calathea plants are recognized to be a perfect plant for taking out contaminants … Read more

Options for Covering or Remodeling Drab Concrete Patios

Without an uncertainty, patio areas have now come to be even more of an indispensable component of the house instead of merely a concrete pad resting forlornly in the backyard. As outdoor patios are significantly made use of for exterior eating, BBQ’s or merely an area to loosen up as well as take pleasure in … Read more

Flagstone

Flagstone paver is a generic term. Flagstone pavers are actually flat slabs of paving natural stone material. It is mainly sourced from a stone quarry. These stone pavers can be easily cut into slabs. These are popular amongst residential sectors and their use in commercial sector is not so popular. These stones are installed as … Read more

Put a Great Finish on Your Concrete

Broom finish, flagstone, color, texture, swirling, and more. All finishes to newly poured concrete. And all finishes anyone can do themselves. Any one of those finishes will give your patio or sidewalk something besides the same old look. The questions are, what do you do and how do you do it? However before we get … Read more

Egg Drop Contest

Over 150 middle school students gathered for the egg drop contest.  At 8:00AM, the 6th graders were smiling and their parents were taking pictures when the whistle blew for the contest to begin.  At 8:10AM, the first volunteer stepped forward. Suzie was a petit dark haired girl with pigtails.  She approached the launch queen (the … Read more

Magnolia Trace and Mark Johnson Custom Homes Team Up to Build One-of-a-Kind Luxury Townhome Community.

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Monkey Junction Monkey Junction is an area in Wilmington, North Carolina at the intersection of College Road (NC 132) and Carolina Beach Road (US 421). It is one of several centers of recent commercial and residential growth near Wilmington. . The homes will range in size from 1709 to 2530 square feet … Read more

Flagstone Or Travertine Pavers – You Decide

Flagstone pavers come in various styles and shapes and are installed in an interlocking pattern to create a strong, solid surface with a high-end look. They are made of real, natural stone like limestone, sandstone, or slate that is cut into flat, relatively thin slabs of stone in various shapes and sizes. They are then … 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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Installing a Brick Or Paver Walkway

The use of Bricks or Pavers to create a walkway or patio complements a home in a way that is unmatched. It adds a level of quality and elegance to a home entrance that can not be achieved with either concrete or asphalt. Brick and Pavers also come in many different colors and shapes allowing for unique color schemes and patterns to be achieved. In addition, installing a Brick or Paver walkway does not necessarily require a pro. With some basic knowledge and a relatively simple walkway plan, a homeowner is capable of undertaking such a project.

The key to installing a Brick or Paver Walkway is to first properly prepare the area where the bricks/pavers are to be installed. The area should be dug out at least a foot down, removing all topsoil and clay soil. In addition, string lines should be strung on each side of the walkway. The string lines indicate the finished height of the walkway.

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