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Posts Tagged ‘ natural stone ’

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
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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+.

The Advantages of Natural Stone for Commercial Masonry

Friday, June 27th, 2014

natural stoneMost people love the look of natural stone buildings. They look rustic and beautiful. The colors and patterns that are inherent in natural stone makes it a great material to use when constructing buildings and doing masonry projects. It goes far beyond just the aesthetic appeal of natural stone, though. There are many reasons to consider natural stone for your commercial masonry project that you may not have considered just yet. We’ve put together a few or our favorite reasons for choosing natural stone when you’re ready to begin your project.

  • Affordable – Most masonry materials aren’t overly expensive (except when you start getting into marble and granite), but most natural stone is on the lower end of the price range, because it’s easy to acquire and fairly easy to work with. Finding the perfect natural stone for your project likely will not cost you a lot of money for the great product that you’re getting.
  • Unique – Every piece of natural stone that you use for your construction product will be unique. It may be similar to others, but you’ll be able to pick out certain facets of the stone that make your project completely yours. There are great patterns and distinctly different colors and shades in every piece of natural stone.
  • Durable – If you regularly seal natural stone and make a point to have regular maintenance done on it, natural stone will lost you for decades, and maybe even centuries. It’s all about taking care of the stone. Natural stone can also stand up to most weather conditions. Cleaning natural stone is a fairly simple process that will help you extend the life and beauty of your project without breaking your bank.
  • Environmentally Friendly – This is true for a few different reasons. One of the main reasons that people choose to go with natural stone if they’re considering the environment is that it’s not manufactured or synthetic. People have been using natural stone to build shelter for centuries because it’s easy to acquire and naturally occurring. It also doesn’t require serious chemicals to maintain its aesthetic, nor does it secrete toxic chemicals to humans or animals. On the whole, natural stone is one of the most sustainable options for construction projects.

Using natural stone for your commercial masonry project is a good first step in being environmentally friendly and having a gorgeous project that you’re proud to call your own. To get started with your commercial masonry project, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us atmike@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+.

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