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Having your stone patio sealed

Now that you’ve made the investment in a stone patio, you will need to take at least minimal care. Arguably the best way to do this is to have it sealed. Sealing was developed protect the patio stones from the elements like snow and sun. It also provides a layer of protection from normal besmirching… Continue reading »

Care of your stone patio

Because the investment in a stone patio is so great and long term, you will want to know how to take proper care of it. Here are a few things you can do: Have  your patio sealed. It will protect it from the elements, and it will also be a lot easier to clean When… Continue reading »

Mildew on stone patios

If you live in a humid are, you will often find that you stone patio will get mildewy. Sometimes this is caused by improper draining, or if there is inadequate airing of the stones, as in the case of a patio that is surrounded by vegetation. Fortunately there are ways to combat this scourge. There… Continue reading »

Cleaning a stone patio

Stone patios look great and they hold up outside well, but they sometimes need to be cleaned.* Here are a few tips to help you out: The first thing you should do is clear the patio of everything that doesn’t move. This will include furniture, flower pots, lighting fixtures etc. Next sweep the patio and… Continue reading »

Sinking stone patios

Sometimes a stone patio can be laid on a piece of ground that is not firm enough or does not get adequate drainage. At other times the stones are not laid with adequate foundation and over the course of Kansas City winters and spring thaws, the ground becomes unstable. When this happens you will experience… Continue reading »

Stone patio vs wood deck patio

Lots of people are looking to expand their outdoor living spaces, and there comes a time when they will have to decide on a wooden deck style or a stone/concrete patio. First lets look at the wooden patio deck. Most decks are made from pressure treated wood, so you can be assured that they will… Continue reading »

Stone Patio ideas

Building a new stone patio opens up a vast array of ideas and options for the creative homeowner, in fact, there are as many things to consider for an outdoor room as there are with an indoor room. You will need to think about heating during the cool months, what types of materials to use,… Continue reading »