stone patio

An Ultimate Season Guide to Stone Patio Maintenance

When it comes to proper stone patio maintenance, there are a lot of varying opinions on what you should or should not do. The number one goal is to, of course, protect your investment and to keep it looking great all-year-round—not just for the summer. So what all does that entail? For over 15 years,…

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stone retaining wall

Timeless Retaining Wall Ideas and If They’re Right for You

When clients come to us with a request for retaining walls, most of the time, it’s never for a “fun” reason. Either they have an existing retaining wall that needs to be repaired, or they’re having water issues in their home. But retaining walls don’t always have to be built for function alone, which is…

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Flagstone patio and outdoor space with furniture

3 Things to Consider When Planning for a New Flagstone Patio

As a homeowner, there are constant challenges you’ll run into when making home improvements. Somehow, there always seems to be something that needs to be painted, updated, or replaced. Indoors or outdoors, if you’re anything like us, there’s a long list of improvements you probably can’t wait to do. Your flagstone patio and other outdoor…

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Stone foundation on a home

What to Know About Stone Foundation Repair Before Hiring a Mason

Southeastern Pennsylvania has some of the most historical homes around, many built fully from local stone or with stone foundations. While beautiful, these old stone homes and barns can have a plethora of problems, necessitating stone foundation repair. While we’re experts at stone restoration here at Dutchies Stoneworks, we’d much rather have you spend money…

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Outdoor fire pit in large backyard by pool

Everyday Secrets to Making Your Outdoor Fire Pit More Enjoyable

Nothing brings on the nostalgia of summer quite like the smells and sounds of a bonfire. Whether it makes you think of roasting marshmallows or spending time with friends, an outdoor fire pit is an excellent addition to any home. But before you dive in, there are a few details you should take into consideration…

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Dutchies patio created by stone masons

What to Look for When Comparing Stone Masons for Your Next Project

Stonemasonry is one of the oldest and most refined professions throughout history. Buildings and structures that are now centuries old are still standing today due to exceptional work done by stone masons of the past. Because natural stone patios and walkways offer such timeless beauty, it makes sense that homeowners want to add them to…

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stonework in backyard

6 Beautiful Outdoor Kitchen Ideas You Can Use Year-Round

As outdoor dining spaces become more commonplace in homes, you may be thinking about purchasing one yourself. It’s a significant investment, but don’t worry, we’re here to help you weigh the pros and cons as you consider outdoor kitchen ideas for your home. Your outdoor space should be a backyard oasis, and one of the…

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