The herringbone pavers make up the majority of the field while across the patio there is a matching built-in grill area. The border meets the grass with a sweeping arch, keeping the transition from being too abrupt and rigid. The fireplace looks great, with its stone-slab hearth and stacked stone design.
Using scale to your advantage will make the project seamlessly blend into the environment as well as the character of the residence. OurCT Fieldstone WallandMeadow Wall products look like natural fieldstone with beautiful color blends and detailed definition. They are available in four colors and will transform any backyard into a relaxing atmosphere. Patio on a Pallet is a kit of pre-selected sizes needed to create a 10′ x 10’, 10’6” x 10’6”’ or 12′ x 12′ patio design. The Patio on a Pallet kit is available in the Dutch, Random and Basket Weave Patterns and a choice of premium blue or color blends. Driveways that were made of top quality paver materials are not only stunning but also last a lifetime.
Instead it flexes with the expanding soil and settles right back down where it needs to be when it thaws again. The process of water permeating into the ground, freezing, then thawing again can and will pull solid slabs apart with ease. Making your old concrete patio a prime candidate for cracking as soon as the first Portland winter storm hits. Yet another thing that’ll completely shut down during a snow storm.
Though concrete is the most economical option, the cost to repair cracks in stamped concrete is usually higher than other materials and the repairs are often noticeable. It can be difficult to color match patches for cracks and other damage and if the crack is in a large area you may need to have the concrete removed and re-poured. Traditional gray poured concrete will cost up to $4.00 per square foot to install depending on the size of the project, access, slope, shape and other variables. And stamped, scored or colored concrete will cost up to $12.00 per square foot to install. Concrete pavers will cost up to $24.00 per square foot to install depending on the size of the project, access, slope, shape and other variables.
allow you to enjoy your home’s outdoor space while sipping your favorite beverage (Corona anyone?). The main issue with concrete material is that the slabs are greatly affected by ground movement and significant shifts in temperature. Both of these situations can cause the slabs to split and leave an unsightly crack in the concrete. If the slabs shift too much, they may not remain level and could potentially experience drainage issues. Power washing may remove some stains, and you can try to patch cracks, but these types of minor eyesores are practically inevitable as your concrete ages.
That’s why we are here to help should you have questions or need guidance. Because they have such a classic look, they’ll work with new construction, as well, without fear of going out of style. Let’s look at some additional pros and cons of a natural stone patio.
Before we moved from our previous house, I asked Ed if he could redo the small brick and slate patio when we were getting the house ready to sell. It required no mortar, just sand, bricks, slate, time and effort. Spending time outdoors during chilly days and cold nights can be quite comfortable when you have fire features. We have supplied the best materials to clients in Reno and other Nevada areas to help them create outstanding outdoor fire amenities.
Pea gravel is known for its small “pea” size and its smooth, round shape and texture. The “desert vibe” given off by this stone makes it a great option for creating a poolside patio for lounging and entertaining. The stone is also great for any outdoor living area with water features. Limestone has long been a favorite of homeowners throughout the northeast. The extremely reliable and subtly elegant stone material is extremely versatile and can be used for a wide range of purposes throughout your landscape or hardscape.
A table and a few chairs gave us the only excuse we needed to sit back and enjoy a well-deserved break. Spread dry sand over the stones and bricks and work it down into the cracks with a broom. When you’re done setting bricks, run the compactor over them to settle them in and create a level surface and to embed them in the sand. Keep the compactor moving to avoid breaking bricks or creating a low spot.