Category: Stone Masonry Tips to Get the Job Done Right

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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flat stack stone retaining wall with stone stairs

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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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 working with any stone projects here at Dutchies Stoneworks, we’d much rather have…

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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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