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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 […]

Patio Must-Haves for Summer Parties

May 18, 2017

Summer is right around the corner here in Maryland and that means a few things, longer days, kids on vacation, and endless hours enjoying the great outdoors. If you’ve recently added a patio to your home, or you’ve just never given it the love and attention it deserves, we’ve got some ideas for you to […]

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 […]

Why Choose a Professional Patio Installer

April 27, 2017

The question of why choose a professional Maryland patio company to install your patio is a good one. A lot of times, people can make a decision on their own to do it themselves and that’s great—it’s a neat way to add a living space to your backyard. That said, there’s a very good reason […]

How Close can a Tree be to my Patio?

March 15, 2017

If you’re looking to have a patio built in your backyard, you should consider what is underneath your yard’s surface before breaking earth. Stone patios are affected by the earth on which they lay much more than a raised deck simply because more surface area is in contact with the ground. This means it’s extremely […]

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 is my Stone Patio Sinking?

January 26, 2017

Stone patios are popular because they are resilient, beautiful, and easy to fix or repair. But one of the pitfalls of a stone patio is that it can sink or dip over time for a multitude of reasons. So, if you’re wondering why your stone patio is sinking, there a few things to look for. […]

Brick, Stone, Paver- Which Patio is Right For Your Home

June 14, 2016

Adding a patio can increase the value of your home, extend your home’s living space, and allow you to enjoy the outdoors comfortably. Designing the best patio for your home takes time and research on your part, or the help of a professional with design experience. Before meeting with a professional, you may want to […]

5 Functional Outdoor Kitchen Must-Haves

March 11, 2016

You love your new deck or patio and the relaxing outdoor time it has given you and your family. But you want to spend even more time outside, perhaps for dinner in the evenings or for family cookouts on the weekends. An outdoor kitchen can add function and versatility to your outdoor space, and our […]