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Posts Tagged ‘ natural stone ’

3 Environmentally-Friendly Reasons to Invest in Natural Stone

Monday, July 22nd, 2019
Natural stone is an eco-friendly material that gives any building or structure an elegant, timeless look!

Natural stone is an eco-friendly material that gives any building or structure an elegant, timeless look!

Creating a beautiful, welcoming environment in your landscape is something almost everyone wants to achieve. Why not take it a step further and make it low impact too? Taking sustainability into account while designing your home landscape is something that can help take your space over the top. Not only is sustainability important for the planet, but it offers plenty of other benefits such as long term usage, financial benefits, and in the case of natural stone, aesthetic advantages. Opting for natural stone in your landscape is an investment, but it’s one that comes with many different benefits. (more…)

The Benefits of a Natural Stone Patio

Monday, March 25th, 2019

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.


Using Natural Stone in New Construction

Friday, January 4th, 2019
Using Natural Stone in New Construction

The possibilities are endless when using natural stone in your new construction project.

There are many options available when it comes to choosing building materials for your new construction. They each come with their own set of pros and cons. Natural stone is one that has a list of pros that far outweigh the cons. Some people see this material as being heavy and inflexible, but the opposite is true. The possibilities are endless when using natural stone in your new construction project.   (more…)

Myth Busting – Natural Stone Style

Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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Natural stone can be a seamless and beautiful addition to your home.

Natural stone can be a seamless and beautiful addition to your home. A couple weeks ago we talked about granite and this week we are going to talk about four myths surrounding natural stone, and why it makes a wonderful addition to your home. (more…)

Common Myths About Natural Stone

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Natural stone is an elegant masonry material that offers a lot of benefits.

Natural stone is an incredibly beautiful and reliable material when it comes to residential and commercial design, but many business and home owners question its practicality. Here are a few common misconceptions about natural stone, and why you might want to consider it for your next project. (more…)

Featured Project: Lake Roland Park Stormwater Basin

Friday, May 20th, 2016
stormwater basin before after

The original stormwater basin (left) and the basin with new natural stones (right).

Our team recently finished work on an interesting project that we thought our readers would enjoy! We set to work reconstructing an old stormwater basin in Lake Roland Park. This stone stormwater basin has been a feature of the park since 1840. It was crucial for us to restore the stormwater basin so that it had renewed structural integrity while still preserving the original design of the basin. The result is a new and functional basin that still captures the history of the park. (more…)

Why Use Natural Stone?

Friday, May 13th, 2016
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Natural stone adds a sophisticated, natural element to any structure.

When it comes time to plan or build a new structure, many wonder just what materials to use. There are certainly a number of different mediums to choose from, all with their own unique pros, cons, look, and lifespan. Natural stone, however, is an old favorite that’s always worth another look for these, and many other reasons.   (more…)

The Benefits of Stone Walkways

Friday, April 1st, 2016
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A natural stone walkway is an elegant and functional addition to your landscaping.

You may have a specific reason why you like stone walkways, but there are actually four huge benefits to having these magnificent walkways installed.

With summer approaching, now is a great time to have a professional masonry contractor work on your landscape before they get too booked. Let’s dive right in and take a look at these four amazing benefits of stone walkways. (more…)

Where Does Granite Come From?

Friday, March 4th, 2016
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Where does granite come from before it is shaped and polished?

While everyone knows that granite and natural stone make beautiful signs and hardscaping, not everyone knows where these popular materials come from and how they are made. How does granite get from deep within the earth’s core to your backyard or business? (more…)

Advantages of Stone Masonry For Buildings

Monday, February 16th, 2015

solid, dignified, stone masonryIf you’re considering new commercial or residential construction get some stones and go with stone masonry for your project. Stone is more durable, long lasting, and better looking then anything else out there. Use stone masonry in your new construction and don’t just build a property, but build a property of value, that will last lifetimes.

Durable, Strong, Weather Resistant

No construction material is as durable, strong, or weather resistant as stone. Stone is hardly affected by the normal day to day actions that leave wear and tear on other construction materials. You might accidentally dent a plaster wall while moving furniture. Or scratch wood, or bend vinyl. Stone does not warp, swell, bend, splinter, or dent. And to chip or scratch stone you have to try pretty hard. Stone stand up against the blows of a sledgehammer better then concrete does. And wind, rain, hail, sleet, and snow do not bother stone in the slightest.

Long Lasting

Because of its strength, durability, and ability to weather weather stone lasts for a long time. The oldest human structures still standing are made from stone masonry. If you want a construction material that will stand the tests of weather and time, you build with stone. If you want your home or place of business to be an institution that you can pass onto your children, and their children’s children, you build with stone.

Aesthetic Appeal

Stone is versatile in its aesthetic appeal and can work well with other construction materials. It can be imposing, grandiose, dignified, and impressive, but it can also be warm, welcoming and homely. However, whether you’re building an extravagant cathedral, a solid bank, or a cozy stone cottage, stone is dependable. No other construction material makes a statement like stone. One that say’s you’re here and you intend to stay.

Stone Masonry From Del Prete Masonry

At Del Prete Masonry we have the expertise to build, restore, and care for all types of residential and commercial masonry, especially those utilizing stone masonry. We’re here to help you plan and build the stone masonry structure that fits your needs, with quality materials and service.

To find out more about your masonry options and building with stone masonry, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us at mike@delpretemasonry.com. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. Keep up with our blog for masonry related information, and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.