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Cracks in Fireplace Bricks

August 4, 2017

Have you noticed if your fireplace has developed a crack or two in some of its bricks? This damage is something you need to address promptly in order to protect your home from the potential fire hazard these cracks cause. Here’s what it will take to repair the cracks in your fireplace, and why it’s […]

How to Clean a Paver Patio

July 21, 2017

So, you’re really pleased with the perfect look of your newly-installed outdoor paver patio. It’s a really nice feature for your yard and a great a reason to spend some more time outside enjoying the sunshine, fresh air, and singing birds. As with any outdoor feature however, it will eventually get to a point where […]

Why Build a Stone Wall?

June 21, 2017

Our home’s curb appeal is important to us, having a house that stands out can be the difference between it selling or not selling when you decide to put your home on the market. Likewise, your home’s curb appeal is the first thing your friends and family will notice when they come to visit, so […]

Maryland Custom Stonework Contractor

June 16, 2017

Looking to add a new outdoor kitchen or patio? Maybe you want to remodel your family room and your fireplace is starting to look dated? Hiring a Maryland custom stonework contractor is a great way to add a stunning improvement to your home while increasing overall resale value. If you’re considering whether or not to […]

Common Paver Patio Design Patterns

June 9, 2017

Are you looking to have a new patio installed? One important consideration will be the design your new patio will use. While you could leave this choice up to your Maryland patio builder, we think it’s best you take some time to familiarize yourself with the common paver patio design patterns. This will help you […]

How to Spruce Up a Stone Patio

May 5, 2017

If you’ve recently added a new stone patio to your house, it’s time to spruce it up and make it your own! Patios can be a wonderful addition to your home, especially during the spring and fall when the days are warm and nights are chilly. Here are some ideas to spruce up your patio […]

Outdoor Fireplace Maintenance

April 7, 2017

With spring in full-bloom, home-owners are starting the transition from using their indoor fireplaces to using an outdoor fireplace. Before you make the transition yourself, here are some tips to maintaining your outdoor fireplace and getting it ready for the outdoor seasons. Foundation Issues Your outdoor fireplace is placed on a foundation which itself rests […]

Will a Patio Increase my Property Value?

February 22, 2017

If you know that you will eventually try to re-sell your home at some point, it’s important to consider how each add-on you build will eventually affect the property value of your home. If you’d like to add an outdoor space, one such entertainment area could be a patio—but will a patio increase your property […]

Why Choose Custom Stonework

December 21, 2016

  When deciding on the type of material you want to use for your new home improvement project, be sure to consider custom stonework. Why choose custom stonework for your next home improvement project? There are plenty of reasons, so to help you in making your decision we’ve outlined them below. Aesthetics – Custom stonework, […]

6 Ways to Enhance Your Home With Custom Stonework

August 25, 2015

Do you feel like your home needs something extra to make it less cookie-cutter? Look no further than stonework! Beautiful and functional, stonework can be used to enhance both the inside and the outside of your home, adding character where you need it. And our Maryland stonework experts are always here to help you transform […]