stone patio and fireplace

Don’t Miss These Outdoor Fireplace Ideas This Year

If you’re looking for outdoor fireplace ideas to add some warmth to your outdoor space this season, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Dutchies Stoneworks, we specialize in both wood and gas fireplaces that are great for adding function and beauty to your outdoor living spaces. If you are already set on purchasing…

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pergola on stone patio

Case Study: How This Custom Pergola Transformed an Outdoor Patio

Here at Dutchies Stoneworks, we take pride in every project that we take on. Each one is a unique blend of artistry and time-tested masonry services that makes your wants and needs into a functional and beautiful asset to your home. Stone masons build all of our projects with a passion for craftsmanship and fine…

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stone patio

How to Create a Backyard Patio Design Your Family Will Love

Summer is finally here, and with warmer weather, you’re probably itching to be outside as much as possible. Central PA summers may get humid, but there’s something about listening to the cicadas and sitting outside with friends and family in the hot evenings that just feels right. But does your backyard patio design complement that…

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stone patio

Ultimate Guide on How to Maintain a Stone Patio

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

Stone Retaining Wall Ideas That Add a Rustic Flare

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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Natural stone patio by Dutchies Stoneworks

Sealing Natural Stone and Why It’s Important

Nothing beats spending summers on your very own patio. From relaxing in the warm breeze to laughing with friends and family during gatherings, it doesn’t get much better. But when you spend money on such a significant investment, you’re going to want it to last. That’s where natural stone sealer comes in. We understand how…

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Flagstone patio and outdoor space with furniture

How to Build a Stone 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

Stone Foundation Repair Tips from the Experts

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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Dutchies patio created by stone masons

How to Choose a Stone Mason

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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