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I struggled with this decission for quite some time and decided on Bluestone or Flagstone. Slate's too slippery and Tumbled brick is an insult to the builder who handmade and installed all the brick around here. The stone I used are 50 years old and were only good on one side making things more difficult. Out of 450 sq. ft. I have 2 sq. ft. leftover... I have yet to fill the joints with Polymeric sand and I also trimed the slabs on the stoop since these pictures were takin. I couldn't use a Chop off Saw to cut the radius so I cut everything with a circular saw. [url]
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Oh, that's just gorgeous! Congratulations on doing such a beautiful job.
c. 1907 Shingle Victorian/Craftsman
House history still being researched!
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I can only imagine cutting all those pieces with a circular saw
It really turned out nice (and sloped well away from the foundation!)
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you are right. - - - Henry Ford
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- Location: Midcoast Maine
That looks fabulous....good job!
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- Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Just lovely. It gives such a quiet overall impression of quality and workmanship that it has made me realize how cheap and loud most McLandscaping is.
The Thaddeus W. Bayless House
Built between July 1863 and January 1865, major add/reno between 1890 and 1902
Style = Mutt
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- Location: Indiana
Excellent work & terrific results!
1840 Limestone Farmhouse
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- Location: Boiling Springs, PA
Nicely done! Love the way the stone curves to follow the driveway.
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- Location: Boothwyn, PA
I can't add any more legit kudos than you already garnered!!!!! great job!!!!
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- Location: st. joseph MO
Oh, but allow me to add yet one more legit kudo.
I am noticing gutters these days. It seems you have gone underground with your rainwater. Now if that just isn't the coolest thing. Was that part of the prep work?
The coloring and the curve are the best parts.
American Foursquare with Prairie and Colonial Revival influences
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Very nice! Next pic I want to see you sitting on your lovely patio - a beverage of choice in your hand, and a big happy grin! Enjoy your efforts!
1860 Italianate - Reuben Huston Home
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- Location: Canton Michigan
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