An outdoor stone fireplace with round stone.

Keep Warm During the Colder Months with an Outdoor Stone Fireplace

With the cooler weather upon us, many homeowners in central Pennsylvania are closing their pools for the season and thinking of Friday night football games and pumpkin spice lattes. But just because the calendar says the seasons have changed doesn’t mean outdoor fun in your backyard will have to wait until next year. If you…

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A flagstone pool deck surrounding an in-ground pool.

7 Extraordinary Benefits of Building a Natural Stone Pool Deck

There are few things more fun in the summertime than cooling off in your backyard swimming pool. They provide a great form of exercise, a unique entertaining spot, and can keep kids occupied during their summer break from school. Because so many activities surround the pool, you want your pool area to be a beautiful,…

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A stone retaining wall separates the backyard from the stone patio.

6 Signs You Need to Call a Retaining Wall Company for Repair

Retaining walls are a beautiful element to add to any outdoor living space. Not only does the natural stone look gorgeous and elevate the value of your home and garden, but it also solves uneven grading, hills, soil erosion, and stormwater flow around your home. So, when you notice signs that your wall isn’t structurally…

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A living room with a large natural stone fireplace.

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Indoor Fireplace from Your Custom Fireplace Builders

As the weather gets colder, you may be thinking about sitting around your fireplace, drinking a cup of hot chocolate, and watching the snowfall outside your window. But, if your fireplace is outdated and unattractive, you may feel unmotivated to use it or even embarrassed when guests see it. You don’t deserve that feeling. You…

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Snow covers a natural flagstone patio.

9 Ways to Winterize Your Stone Patio Before the Colder Months

Warm summer days spent outside on your stone patio have given way to cool autumn evenings, drinking hot cider around your fire pit. Pretty soon, the leaves will disappear from the trees, and the temperatures are sure to sink lower as we experience less sunlight in the day. Before the temperatures get too low and…

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A propane fire pit burns on a flagstone patio next to a backyard pool.

5 Design Choices to Make When Installing a Fire Pit

Choosing the design of a fire pit for your backyard patio can be a frustrating process. It can seem nearly impossible to figure out where to start with so many types, styles, features, and other decisions to make. Maybe you’ve considered just searching for “fire pits near me” and choosing one from a big-box store,…

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A beautiful stone walkway leads to a stone patio designed by Dutchies Stoneworks.

Keep These 9 Things in Mind When Maintaining Your Stone Walkways

Whether your natural stone path leads to your front door or your outdoor living space, properly maintaining it is crucial to keep it beautiful for many years. Your stone walkway needs to be professionally sealed to protect it from the elements. Knowing the right products to use—and not to use—on your outdoor path is also…

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