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Using Natural Stone to Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Home in Glen Allen, VA

Using Natural Stone to Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Home in Glen Allen VA

If you’ve been looking to add personality to your front walkway and give your visitors a memorable welcome, then you need look no further than Premium Natural Stone from Unilock. Whether you want to present a relaxed or elegant welcome, here’s what you need to know about using natural stone to boost the curb appeal of your home in Glen Allen, VA.

 

Unilock Premium Natural Stone has an appeal that can’t be matched by other materials.

 

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Character

The biggest reason people choose natural stone is that each stone is like a fingerprint: completely unique, whether the differences between stones are dramatic or subtle. One stone on its own is a treat for the eyes. But when you lay stones next to each other, their differences complement each other and your outcome is not a treat for the eyes, but a feast. This character is enhanced when you use large format stones, where the eye follows any veining or markings.

 

Unilock offers two types of natural stone: sandstone and limestone. Both are available in large sizes (12”x24”, 18”x24”, 24”x24” and 24”x36”) that are perfect for walkways as well as patios; and perfectly matching steps and coping are available to finish the look. 

 

Unilock Sandstone is ideal for relaxed spaces and eclectic design styles. Sandstone’s warm and welcoming colors include Indian Coast and Autumn Harvest. Sandstone is also available in a chic Stone Cliff Grey. 

 

Unilock Limestone gives your home a touch of sophisticated elegance. Limestone comes in chic cooler colors including Winter Mist, Hearthstone, and Black River. Note that limestone can be slippery when wet. However, you can purchase a fine grit additive that will create a non-slip surface when limestone is sealed with a Unilock-recommended sealant.

 

Quality and Durability

Unilock selects natural sandstone and limestone based on structural integrity (no spalling/flaking), flexural strength (no cracking) and low water absorption which makes the stones impervious to the freeze-thaw cycle. 

 

Easy Installation

With Unilock Premium Natural Stone, you get the charm of stone without the hassle of fitting stones together. The zero-bevel edges give your walkway a clean and finished appearance suitable for any design aesthetic.

 

While the stones are durable, proper installation is required to ensure that the stones won’t crack. The great news is that if you have an existing poured concrete walkway that’s in good shape, you can overlay these natural stones right over the top (all natural stone must be set on a stable base that is set on at least 4” of ¾” crusher gravel. If you’re in doubt as to whether your walkway is sturdy enough to be overlaid with stone, it’s best to replace it entirely and start with a durable base that will ensure the longevity of your gorgeous new walkway.  

 

Low Maintenance

Unilock Premium Natural Stone is factory sealed with integral surface protection. This means it won’t require additional sealing (with the exception of sealing limestone using sealant with a non-slip additive). This means less maintenance over the years to keep your walkway looking fresh and beautiful!

 

Whether you’re looking to add curb appeal to get a higher sale price for your home… or you’re tired of a boring concrete walkway… or you want to integrate your walkway into your other natural stone or concrete paver hardscapes… Natural Stone from Unilock is a clear winner!

 

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