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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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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stonework in backyard

6 Backyard Kitchen Ideas to Keep You Cooking 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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