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I was walking into a meeting at a hotel last week when I saw what my path looked like. Here's a hint: your paver walk should NEVER look like a … [Read more...] about Why did this paver walk fail? The value of edge restraint
If you live in Virginia, Maryland, or DC and someone says "flagstone patio", what comes to mind? Something that looks like this, maybe? I'd wager … [Read more...] about Do I Have Color Options for Flagstone Walks and Patios?
I get asked that question a lot, as you can imagine. After all, Virginians love their brick homes, so I design a lot of patios for brick homes. I … [Read more...] about What Concrete Paver Goes with My Brick House?
I like to play a game I call underrated/overrated. You can play it with bands, actors, foods, anything you want. Example: underrated/overrated = … [Read more...] about Building a timber wall – will it last?