Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Flagstone Patio Before & After

I admit I love to look at before and after photos. It doesn't matter if the subject is a wardrobe makeover, the next best cosmetic or rebuilds on cars. I love them. But I do have a favorite kind of Before & After (and HGTV caters to this passion). My passion in a Before & After is home repair. (A little Curb Appeal anyone?)
Accent Custom Masonry does a lot of these little gems. We had a beautiful one earlier this year. The material is Pennsylvania Blue Flagstone. Let me tell you before you get to see these photos, they do not do justice to how pretty this stone is in person. It comes in a variety of colors, all naturally occurring of course, including grays, blues, greens and browns.

You can see from the photo above that this existing patio needed some TLC. To avoid this on your flagstone DO NOT use salt or other ice melters as it degrades the cement between the stones.

What the picture doesn't tell you is that this homeowner chose to incorporate a heating system beneath the flagstone so they won't need to use ice melter in the future.

Here is a slightly better image of the color in this stone. If you are interested in Pennsylvania Blue Flagstone we would be happy to direct you or even accompany you to the nearest stone yard that carries it. Please call us at 303-518-1861 for more information.

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