January2013

Full Color Bluestone Patio

Full Color Bluestone Patio

Bluestone can have a wide range of color from batch to batch and supplier to supplier. Unless you specifically order blue, sometimes called “blue blue”, you are more likely to get what the industry calls “full color”. The stone on … Read the rest

Posted on January 24th, by jtimm in Patios.

Chilton Weather Edge Retaining Wall

Chilton Weather Edge Retaining Wall

This is a two tiered stone wall assembled in an ashlar style.  The stone is Chilton Weather Edge with 50% Oakfield blended in to soften up the color.  The slotted stones on the left side of the picture conceal drain … Read the rest

Posted on January 24th, by jtimm in Walls.

Edgecumbe Brick Walk and Columns

Edgecumbe Brick Walk and Columns

These two small stone entrance columns provide a nice entry into this patio space. They have a full 42″ deep frost footing underneath. It’s a lot of work and expense for something you don’t see but this footing will prevent … Read the rest

Posted on January 24th, by jtimm in Other Stuff, Sidewalks.

Niles Avenue Patio

Niles Ave Patio

This 400sq ft patio is a typical patio size for us, as we do a lot of work on city lots; there is enough room for a dining table, and conversation area.  The patio replaces a low deck. Even though … Read the rest

Bluestone Install

Bluestone Install

In most situations we set bluestone  over a free draining gravel bed. In essence it becomes a big permeable patio letting excess water back into the soil, it keeps the stone dry, and gives a nice stable base.  When setting … Read the rest

Posted on January 18th, by jtimm in Construction.

Eleanor Flagstone Patio

Eleanor Flagstone Patio

Bluestone Flagging works well in a garden setting.  This patio features a natural edge, with  jagged lines coming in and out of the planting.   The patio really becomes integrated with the garden.  We try and work with the largest pieces … Read the rest

Posted on January 15th, by jtimm in Patios.

Mac Groveland Patio

Mac Groveland Patio

This patio features a Full Color New York  Bluestone set in a diamond pattern. We beveled the edges of all the stone with an angle grinder to make sure they all matched.  The beveled edges allow for easier shoveling of … Read the rest

Posted on January 14th, by jtimm in Patios.

Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living

Design the furniture on your patio just like you would inside your home.  A bench and two chairs make a nice conversation area.  We always draw furniture in on the landscape plan to guide the size of a patio.  Another … Read the rest

Posted on January 14th, by jtimm in Patios.

Corner Detail

IMG_1440The clients on this project designed the pattern on this driveway and it worked out great.  The corner details came out especially well.… Read the rest

Clay Paver Drive

Paver Drive

Clay pavers make a beautiful driveway.  Their best qualities are their color and color retention. We’ve added on to projects previously installed years back with out any noticeable difference between old and new.  Basically what you see is what you … Read the rest