What Causes Efflorescence and How to Remove it: Efflorescence Causes, Removal, and Prevention

What is efflorescence? Efflorescence is a crystalline deposit of salts (carbonates, sulfates, chlorides) that may appear as a chalky or white haze on surfaces of masonry, stucco or concrete. The efflorescence  you are observing in your pavers is Calcium Carbonate, a by-product resulting from an interaction between the cement used to manufacture the paving stone and the … Continue reading What Causes Efflorescence and How to Remove it: Efflorescence Causes, Removal, and Prevention

Best Joint Sand for Pavers: How to use Polymeric Sand

6 Steps on How to Use Polymeric Sand Polymeric Sand is the best choice for filling in your paver joints. There are many advantages to using polymeric sand over other traditional sand, which you may read about here. Though the benefits are great, the installation of polymeric sand requires time and attention to detail. There are specific steps you need to … Continue reading Best Joint Sand for Pavers: How to use Polymeric Sand

Stone Veneer Grill Island: Outdoor Kitchen

Make your outdoor living space the envy of every charcoal chef in the neighborhood! Bring together the pleasures of good food, warm weather, and the company of friends and family into your backyard! With an outdoor kitchen or grill island entertaining has never been better; you can prepare meals and be around your guests with minimal time … Continue reading Stone Veneer Grill Island: Outdoor Kitchen

Ardex|Polymer Modified Thin Set Mortar

ARDEX is recognized around the world as the innovation and performance leader for tile and stone installation.They are leading the advancement of mortar and grout technologies with their revolutionary MicroTec® formulation. ARDEX delivers proven solutions to the most complex installation problems for concrete repair and resurfacing, substrate preparation, flooring installation or for setting natural stone. Keep reading … Continue reading Ardex|Polymer Modified Thin Set Mortar

How to Build a Paver Patio!

Building a patio out of paving stones or "interlocking concrete pavers" can be a beautiful and valuable addition to your home and can offer a durable, low maintenance area for you and your family to enjoy. You may opt to hire a professional mason but with these 10 steps you can install a paver patio all on your own!

Bricks (Types, Styles, Colors, and Textures)

A Quick Overview of Brick Styles, Colors, and Textures! With so many manufactures and innovative computer technology, consumers now have an even greater selection of classic brick styles, colors, and textures. Brick can deliver classic beauty, strength, and durability to any home or building. We will give you a very brief overview of some popular brick manufacturing … Continue reading Bricks (Types, Styles, Colors, and Textures)