Whether your yard is a blank canvas of open grass or some of its walkway features need an update from the previous homeowner, your yard and home could benefit from a new patio. With so many options, choosing what’s right for your patio may seem like a difficult decision. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why natural stone could be the perfect fit for your patio.
Enhancing the appearance of a house and yard is one of the many reasons that homeowners decide to add a patio. And curb appeal is an important factor in raising the value of a house to be sold in the future or for the homeowner’s personal enjoyment. Many agree that stone patios are even more aesthetically pleasing than traditional concrete pavers because it gives a natural feel to the yard. Natural stone patios offer a mosaic of shapes, sizes and colors that can be combined to suit your preferences. At Del Prete Masonry we can fit together a blend of any type or pattern, whether simply rectangular or irregular stones, to make a custom patio that will compliment your yard.
It comes as no surprise that natural stone patios are hard and durable. Stone is far less likely to erode over time with the elements as would porous brick or concrete. This makes natural stone very environmentally friendly and easy to maintain. For the same reason, any color that you select for your stone won’t fade in the sun like most outdoor paints do. Your patio will continue to add value and curb appeal to your home that will last for a lifetime.
Natural stone does not contain metal rebar that fluctuates with temperature changes. This makes it comfortable to walk on even on a hot day. Likewise, stone’s irregular surface offers traction even when wet, so it is never a slipping hazard. Natural stone’s durability and versatility makes it great for decorating. Many homeowners find no trouble creating a signature look for their yard when a natural stone patio sets the backdrop for outdoor fixtures and furniture.
Choose Natural Stone with Del Prete Masonry
If you’re ready to upgrade your home and to utilize stone, Del Prete Masonry has the expertise to meet your needs. With more than 25 years of experience, Del Prete has done projects in and around the Baltimore area at Johns Hopkins and M&T Bank Stadium as well as Harford, Carroll, Anne Arundel and Howard Counties. To explore our residential or commercial services and to set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. To see examples of our work and get updates follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.