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Converting Wood Steps To Masonry

Why Consider Masonry Steps Over Wood? Whether you are deciding on steps as part of new construction or to replace existing wood steps, these are 3 aspects to consider: Longevity Upkeep & maintenance Safety Longevity.  I often mention the wearing affects of exposure and the outdoor elements on everything in the landscape.   From a practical […]

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Preparation For The Pavilion – RB Project #8.6

It Starts With The Footings The homeowners wanted a garden structure that would echo the style of their home and offer cover for those wanting to get out of the sun. I suggested they consider the Heritage Pavilion by Dalton Pavilions.  They chose a 14 X 18′ model, but with single columns on the corners.  […]

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The Bluestone Barbecue – Mr. Homeowner’s Favorite – RB Project #8.5

What is it with guys and BBQ grills?  Give us some marinated meat, a cold beer, tongs and a hot grill, and we feel like Rocky at the top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps. Design the Outdoor Cooking Area for Function Before you run out and get the biggest grill that fits in […]

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Dry-set Stone Walls Meet Masonry Stone Steps – RB Project #8.4

As you can see the stone walls on the project are moving along nicely.  Of course the progress you see did not happen over night. These bluestone walls are being built by Lester Szajna (LA Contributor) and his crew.  If you stood there and watched for awhile, you would admire the skill and patience these […]

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