Thursday, December 28, 2017

Mix 'n Match

Working up a cloud of dust, our stonecutters are molding and trimming a new stone paver walkway on the Lake.

But that was not the most interesting part of this project. Down towards the Lake, there was an existing paver patio that our customers wanted to expand. This presented us with the problem of not only matching the materials, but also the design of the stone pavers, so that the addition would merge seamlessly with the existing patio. 

Our guys were up to the job.

Here is the seam between the old and the new:

Only a slight bit of weathering distinguishes the old patio from the new addition, and that bit of difference will disappear when our crews pressure wash the whole patio.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Step Up

Steps and walkways make our Lake homes friendly and inviting. They can remedy difficult topography and make open and accessible areas that may not be. But steps and walkways are not just useful; they should also add visual interest to your home. This is why design, materials, and workmanship are so important, and also why it is important to hire people with the appropriate expertise.

Ben's Creek Nursery has the expertise. Here are some photos of some current steps and walkways we are working on and/or have completed.

In this first series, our guys used Dublin Fossil Beige pavers to build this walkway down a steep slope to the Lake.

In this next series, we utilized stone, rock, and Lincoln Creek stepping stones

Here, we went with elegance personified: Travertine limestone.