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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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Seasonal Interlock Pavement Maintenance

June 17, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Properly installed interlocking concrete pavements typically require only routine maintenance. Taking care of an interlocking paving stone patio or driveway begins well before the first paver is placed. Paver Bed Preparation If excavation, subsoil and base preparation are not performed correctly, then the property owner can look forward to a continuing struggle with proper drainage

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How to Prevent Weed Growth Between Pavers

May 26, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Weeds love a challenge. Sure, they may grow in your yard or planting beds where there are wide expanses of soil, but they also pick tiny, narrow spaces where nothing else seems to grow. Between pavers in patios and walkways seems to be one of their favorite places. An eighth of an inch of sand

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Guide to Interlocking Paver Repair and Maintenance

May 8, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Interlocking concrete pavers are viewed by many people as the material of choice for home landscaping projects including patios, drives and walkways. Interlocking pavers come in a number of different shapes, sizes and colours. They are strong, durable and relatively easy to install. Despite all of these positive features, like everything else in your landscape,

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Which is Better, Natural Stone or Interlocking Concrete Pavers?

April 16, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Deciding on the best material for home patio or walkway projects is a fun but challenging process. Homeowners have to balance appearance, style, ease of construction, durability and cost. Fortunately, there are some excellent materials that score high in all of these categories. Natural stone pavers and interlocking concrete pavers are two of the best

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