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How to seal Natural Stone
It may seem counter-intuitive to consider sealing natural stone, but remember that natural stone can be somewhat porous. When used in outdoor applications such as an eating area, an outdoor kitchen, or high traffic areas such as a walkway or a patio, natural stone becomes susceptible to staining and erosion.
How to Clean Natural Stone
Life happens. While very little maintenance of your patio, walkway or driveway is required, it’s natural that some staining will appear over time. Barbecue spills, rust spots from patio furniture, bird droppings and oil stains can mar the surface of your natural stones. Fortunately, you can remove most stains with these helpful tips.
Frequently Used Terms in the Hardscape and Landscape Industry
Whether you’re undertaking a DIY outdoor project or working with a professional contractor to build the outdoor space of your dreams, you might hear terms that make you ask, “What does that mean?” Well, think of this as your hardscaping glossary!
How to Calculate the Amount of Pavers You Need for Your Patio Project
Calculating what materials you need for your patio is actually quite easy, and Unilock has many resources like our Paver Calculator and Wall Calculator to help with this process. The part that takes more consideration is planning for what you really need in your outdoor space. At the end of the day, it boils down to how many people you typically entertain on your patio and how often.
Adding Hardscaping to Your Gardens
The green thumb season is upon us. Few things are more captivating and satisfying than lush and beautiful gardens. Whether yours are full of blooms or bursting with produce, adding hardscaping elements to your gardens helps to define the spaces, minimize damage from foot traffic, add vertical interest, and even make maintenance easier.
9 Tips For Paver Sealing Success
There is some debate over whether it’s necessary to apply sealant to your concrete pavers or not. Some homeowners choose to use sealant to deepen the color of the pavers and to protect the surface from staining. Others prefer the natural look and lower maintenance aspect of unsealed pavers.
Town Hall is a part of our Elegance product line and is unique to the industry. Town Hall has been designed to satisfy both traditional and permeable installations, meeting the increasing demands for permeable installations.
How to construct steps
The principle of constructing steps is the same no matter what stones or concrete products you use. There are three basic types or configurations when constructing steps using precast concrete blocks.
Combining Fire and Water in Your Landscape
You’ve imagined your outdoor oasis – where all the elements conspire to create a space that draws people in and encourages lingering long after the day melts into the night. Should you add a fire or a water feature – or does your landscape plan beg for both?
How To Transform Your Yard For The Perfect Summer Stay-Cation
Many of us are spending more time at home, keeping our families closer and social circles smaller. As the temperatures rise, we’re being drawn from our homes lured by the warmth of the sun, wafting scents from our gardens, and mouth-watering smells from the grill.
Choosing the Best Paving Materials – Concrete Pavers vs. Stamped Concrete
Whether you are building a walkway, patio, pool deck or driveway, the options for materials are seemingly endless. It’s hard to know what makes sense for your outdoor project.
Choosing the Best Paving Materials for Your Driveway – Concrete Pavers vs. Asphalt
Driveways carry a lot of weight, literally. In addition to holding up under years of vehicle traffic, your driveway plays a big role in your home’s curb appeal. Choosing the right paving material is an important consideration.