Jacquelyn Parks. Patio. January 24th , 2018.
Bluestone Patio Paving! Bluestone paving is a wonderful choice for a patio. I am partial to natural stone as paving materials, and bluestone certainly is that.
Patterned Bluestone: This stone is rectilinear in shape. You may use stone that is all one size or it may be a combination of sizes. Stones that are 18'x18' or 24\"x24\" create attractive designs. The stone pattern may be laid perpendicular to the house, or it may be on a diagonal. This stone also may be wet laid or dry laid. If dry laid, try to keep the joints between 1/4\" and 3/8\" for a tighter fit. You have a little bit more flexibility in joint size if setting the stones in mortar.
An awning can be either fixed or retractable. A fixed awning, as its name suggests, stays in the same position all the time. It is usually some type of shade cloth fixed to a permanent frame of steel or aluminium. Retractable awnings can be swiftly stowed away, and are available in either powered or manually operated versions. In climates where permanent awnings must be dismantled at the approach of winter and erected again in spring, retractable awnings, which can be left in their cassette all year round, are especially useful.
Before digging, make sure that you know where all underground utilities are identified. To find out, you can order a \"utility locate,\" by calling 811.
Bluestone is available in both a natural stone shape and also rectilinear. There are quite a few different bluestone patio ideas to consider.
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