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Paver Trash Can Storage Area

Paver storage pad: an atrractive solution providing a tidy look

Some homeowners keep trash cans in the garage, and others store them outdoors. A great way for a homeowner to spruce up the outdoor area where the trash cans are kept is to install a hard surface pad for their storage. This can be a more attractive solution than having to set the cans right […]

Pennsylvania Bluestone

Entry walk with selected blue tones

One of the most beautiful natural stones for decorative paving for your home is Pennsylvania bluestone. This bluestone is a type of sandstone characterized by a unique range of colors: blue, blue-green, blue-grey, golden brown, and violet. Stone companies can source the full range of these colors, known as full color, or if you specify, […]

Gravel Base: Driveways, Walks, Patios

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Are you going to be installing any type of pavement in your yard, such as a paver driveway, patio, or walk? Even if you will be hiring a contractor to install concrete or asphalt, or a skilled mason for a mortared pavement, you’ll find it beneficial to have an understanding of the importance of a […]

Paver Restraint Edging

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Paver restraint edging will keep pavers in place, just as you had installed them. It resists ground forces that can cause lateral movement resulting in displaced pavers, overtime.   A successful paver project is the end result of using proper construction methods and materials. It all starts by preparing a stable subbase (soil below the […]

How To Clean Outdoor Brick and Other Pavers

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There is an easy and safe way to clean your outdoor pavers. A natural cleaning solution of ultra concentrated oxygen bleach and water can be applied with a deck brush for an easy, safe way to restore the beauty to your brick and concrete pavers, and other natural stone hard surfaces. Outdoors, it seems like […]

Concrete and Clay Brick Pavers

Clay brick pavers with mortar joints set on concrete base

Using pavers will add ambience and interesting detail to a new or old outdoor area. Both concrete pavers and clay brick pavers are long lasting, durable materials.   There are several alternative paving materials to use for a driveway, a walkway, or a patio or terrace besides poured concrete or asphalt. One of these alternatives […]

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