All About Permeable Pavements | This Stuff is Amazing!

March 2, 2015 by Grand River Natural Stone

Permeable pavements provide a solid ground surface that’s strong enough to take heavy loads like cars and trucks and porous enough to allow water to reach the soil underneath. A wide variety of permeable or pervious pavements are available, including bricks, interlocking pavers, pervious concrete, gravel, and more. These are becoming more and more popular.

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How to clean and seal paving stone

February 26, 2015 by Grand River Natural Stone

Paving stone makes any walkway, patio and driveway look beautiful. Not only does it give your home curb appeal, installing it will also bring up the value of your home. In order to maintain your paving stone, it is important that you know how to clean and seal it. If there is a great deal of

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The value of good customer service | Why it’s important to treat customers right

February 16, 2015 by Grand River Natural Stone

As a business, likely your goals are geared toward being the absolute best at your trade. Whether providing a service or product, a business has to show absolute confidence in their work to succeed. However, another skill of utmost importance – and one some companies unfortunately neglect – is strong customer service. In a world

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A simple guide to choosing a landscaper for your job

January 30, 2015 by Grand River Natural Stone

Choosing a landscaper for your next garden project–big or small–need not be a daunting task, but it is important and takes some planning and research. Many a home owner has not thought out his project needs and desires ahead of time and has been left with a result that cost too much or simply looked or performed a lot differently

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How to repair or restore your landscaping brickwork

January 14, 2015 by Grand River Natural Stone

If you have bricks around your home or business, you know how much they add to the appearance of the property. But part of keeping up the area is making sure the bricks look nice and are in the best shape possible. While bricks are durable and long lasting, there may come at time when

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How Are Steel Beams Rated?

November 4, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Compared to wood, structural steel has a wider range of strengths and a higher degree of conformity, which makes them useful in construction projects. Load bearing characteristics are guaranteed by international standards, which means designers can rely on specified dimensions, weight and other properties for their projects. Applications of Steel Beams Structural steel is a

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Buff Up Your Property Value With Landscaping

October 20, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

It turns out landscaping is one of the best investments you can make in your home. If you want to know where to spend your investment and how much of that investment will return to you if you decide to sell, take a look at our newest infographic below. When you’re ready to invest in

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What Kind of Natural Stone is Best for What Use?

September 16, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

When visiting local landscaping suppliers in search of natural paving, wall and pathway products, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the variety of choices available. Most suppliers offer both manufactured and natural products with different characteristics and purposes. Understanding how a few of the most popular of these are made and used should help

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Know what the consumer is responsible for; know what the lighting contractor is responsible for

August 25, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Landscape Ontario, the trade organization governing more than 2,000 certified horticultural professionals across the province, benefits from keeping homeowners educated. It means the clients its members serves can better appreciate the quality of work horticultural professionals produce. Find the full text below and make sure the landscape lighting you pay for is up to snuff.

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Five Safety Tips for New Landscapers

July 10, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Depending on your personality, landscaping and gardening may seem either idyllic activities or pure drudgery. Often, they are neither of these. Unless you are simply pulling weeds from the flowerbeds, these enterprises involve blunt and sharp instruments of destruction, often with powerful electric or gas motors attached to them. Thus, it pays to keep safety

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