December2012

Large Limestone Wall

Large Limestone Wall

Blending stone of varied heights and sizes can help reduce the scale of bigger walls. On this project we ordered large pieces (jumpers) of Eden stone to use as anchors and fit smaller pieces around them.  Some were over 500lbs … Read the rest

Posted on December 31st, by jtimm in Walls.

Custom Stone Patio

Custom Stone Patio

Every piece of this patio was custom cut and fit from large pieces of Oakfield flagstone.  The edges are blocked at right angles to the walls with random corners blended in. We got the idea from an old design guideline … Read the rest

Posted on December 31st, by jtimm in Patios.

New York Blue Flagstone Patio

New York Blue Flagstone Patio

Flagstone is a term used to describe the shape and size of stone.  Typically larger pieces (24″ plus) and irregular in shape, usually with broken edges. The type of stone used can vary by region, in our area we often … Read the rest

Posted on December 31st, by jtimm in Patios.

Midway Rubble Style Wall

Midway Rubble Style Wall

There is a bit of history in this project.  We blended sandstone recovered from salvaged curbing in St Paul, granite cobblestone from the University Ave reconstruction as well as a some field stone and Pennsylvania sandstone.  The wall provides a … Read the rest

Posted on December 28th, by jtimm in Walls.

Tapered Soldier Row

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It’s time consuming but tapering the soldier row on curves results in a nice tight fit.   On a gentle radius every other paver can be tapered.… Read the rest

Colorful Patio

Colorful Patio  Rinsing the stone slurry off the patio reveals the stones color. This patio is still damp so the color is richer than when dry.… Read the rest

Bluestone Border

Bluestone Border

A Little Math was needed to add the border. Dividing the patio circumference by the number of pieces gave us the size of each stone.  The taper was easily marked with a string line from the center point pulled out … Read the rest

Tiered Bluestone Wall

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Tiering  or dividing a wall into two or more walls reduces the scale and makes a nice location for planting.  The  Blue gray color of the bluestone goes well with many homes color schemes.… Read the rest

Grant Township Patio

Grant Township Patio

Curves add interest.  We edged this patio off with a double soldier row (border brick). The double row works well in larger areas to reduce the scale of a patio.  The outside pavers get tapered with the saw to fit … Read the rest

Flagstone Cut In

Flagstone Cut In

 

Cutting stone is messy work but the results are worth it. Each piece gets laid over another then used as a guide to cut.  Throwing plenty of water on the blade speeds the cut and keeps dust down.  On … Read the rest

Posted on December 19th, by jtimm in Construction, Patios.