Do You Need a Retaining Wall? 7 Warning Signs of Soil Erosion & More

November 15, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Retaining walls aren’t just decorative elements; they can be essential for both structural and aesthetic reasons. They protect, define, and enhance landscapes. Here are seven definitive signs indicating that your property may benefit from a retaining wall.  1. Steep Slopes  Properties with steep gradients often face erosion challenges, especially when subjected to heavy rain. Retaining

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Fireplace Safety During the Holidays (With Infographic)

October 18, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Your fireplace is going to be very busy over the holiday season, providing warmth and a cozy atmosphere throughout the home. But, before you enjoy a crackling fire this winter, you should make certain your fireplace is up for the task with these vital safety tips, courtesy of Grand River Natural Stone. Fireplace Safety Tips

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Thinking of Building a Retaining Wall? Check Out This Comprehensive FAQ Guide

September 20, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Building a retaining wall doesn’t have to be complicated. While they must be practical, they can also be stylish and durable. Thinking of putting one up? Check out our FAQ guide below for all you need to know.  What’s the Purpose of a Retaining Wall?   The primary purpose of a retaining wall is to

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How to Cut Pavers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Personalize Your Outdoor Space

August 16, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Cutting pavers might seem like a specialist’s job, but it’s something you can do right at home. Whether you’re laying down a path, building a patio, or adding decorative touches to your garden, cutting pavers allows you to customize and adapt materials to fit your design perfectly. In this guide, we’ll explore two main ways

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Paving Slabs vs. Interlocking Pavers: Which is the Better Choice?

July 26, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Upgrading your outdoor hardscaping? Paving slabs and interlocking pavers often top the list of choices. Although they may seem similar, each offers unique benefits and challenges. Let’s explore the ins and outs of these popular landscaping materials.  What’s the Difference Between Interlock and Paving Slabs?  The primary difference lies in the size and design of

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8 Ways to Conserve Water When Landscaping This Summer (With Infographic)

June 4, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

We go all winter with a bare yard, no colour, and brown plants. So it’s only natural, when spring and summer come around, that you want to indulge in lush greenery throughout your property. But that increase in outdoor water usage comes with a price – figuratively and literally. In this article, we discuss ways

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Filling in the Gaps: Transform Your Patio with These Paver Joint Fillers

June 2, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Paving stone gaps, often called joints, are integral to the overall design and functionality of your patio. While they give your landscape a unique look, these gaps can sometimes be a source of inconvenience due to uneven surfaces and weed growth. Here are four options for filling paving stone gaps so you can keep your

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5 Easy Home Exterior Projects You Can Do This Summer

June 1, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Your home is one of the most expensive things you’ll ever pay for, so whether you’re renting or buying, you should take good care of it. Now that it’s summer, it’s the perfect time to do weekend home exterior projects, so you can enjoy your home improvements all year long. 1. Take care of your

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Do It Yourself: How to Make a Bubbling Rock Water Feature

May 25, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Welcome to the wonderful world of DIY! Today, we’re transforming your garden into a peaceful oasis with our easy-to-follow guide on building a bubbling rock water feature. Roll up your sleeves; it’s time to add tranquillity to your space and discover the rewarding art of creating your own home features. How do you make a

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Patio Paver FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

May 9, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

There’s nothing quite like a patio to enhance your outdoor living space. Not only does it create an area to entertain guests and enjoy the outdoors, but it also improves curb appeal and boosts your home’s value. Patios are usually low maintenance and don’t require much upkeep, but you will have to decide on the

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