In an earlier post on the Cabana Framing we saw how the concrete slab for the bar area was recessed to give room for the pool patio stone work. To the right you see stone mason Lester Szajna bring the dry-set Norwegian Buff stone right into the bar area. This stone is a type of quartzite, is quite hard and as a result takes time to cut. The stone is set with no joints, except where the dry-set patio stones meet the pool coping. The coping stone is cemented to the pool “beam” and is, therefore, one with the pool structure. Whereas the dry-set patio is independent and like all dry-set construction, will move fractionally with the seasons. Therefore, there must be a space between the two stone features so that any slight movement in the dry-set patio will not touch and dislodge the cemented coping stone. In this joint space there will be a flexible material installed.
The Cabana Work Continues
With the patio stone work completed up to and around the cabana, the carpenters can now continue with the finish details on the exterior and bring their work right down to the patio stone. All the trim material is Azek, a PVC based product. The look is as beautiful as wood and will last for many years with little to no maintenance.