Category: Stone Masonry Tips to Get the Job Done Right

Stone foundation on a home

Stone Foundation Repair and Water Damage Prevention Tips from the Experts

Your home is your palace, and you take great pride in its perfectly manicured lawn, stunning landscape design, and beautiful natural stone. Southeastern Pennsylvania has some of the most historical and gorgeous homes around, and many are built from local stone or with natural stone foundations. Additionally, many homeowners in this region have elected to…

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Dutchies patio created by stone masons

3 Easy Steps to Choosing the Right Stonemasonry Contractor

Imagine sitting in your backyard, enjoying the warm weather and a cold beverage. You look at your concrete patio and notice that some of the concrete is starting to crumble and looks like it is losing its structure. You cannot help but envision a new patio, and while you’re at it, maybe add an outdoor…

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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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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 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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Gray stone patio with chairs and outdoor seating

A Complete Guide to Designing Your Stone Patio

Stone patios are the bread and butter of the stone masonry work we do here at Dutchies Stoneworks. For over a decade, we’ve perfected the craft of our stone masonry expertise—and all the hiccups that can come with it. Just because we’re experts at creating stone patios and other stone masonry projects, that doesn’t mean…

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Wide stone stairs with a veneer stone sitting wall.

How a Stone Retaining Wall Will Notably Improve Your Home

Do you think your home needs a stone retaining wall? The short answer—yes, or at least that’s what we believe here at Dutchies Stoneworks. While we may be biased on whether or not you need a stone retaining wall, it’s no secret that adding one to your home landscaping will bring a lot of value….

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Beautiful flagstone pool deck by Dutchies

Q&A: Common Questions About Flagstone Pool Decks

When it comes to designing pool decks, one of the most common questions we get is, “How does flagstone compare to travertine?” People want to know which material is best for around their in-ground pool, so people often ask which is the most durable, heat-resistant, and overall best-looking. Here at Dutchies, we love to build…

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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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