Updating Front Entrance With Flagstone
My neighbor, who is a true artisan stonemason from Portugal, offered to update my front entrance with flagstone. Since he and his wife moved next door to me, he has transformed his home into a one of a kind beauty that includes a stone patio, fountain, walkway, and beautiful landscaping with a stacked stone wall. So naturally I jumped at the offer since I had been concerned about a crack around my steps getting bigger (the builder said they wouldn't fix small cracks such as this) as the house continues to settle.
The crack was the first thing I look at when walking to the front door and considered it an eyesore.
Since our siding was gray and the stone front had lots of gray in it, I decided to go with gray flagstone. The workmen took precautions and covered the driveway in plastic and laid out the flagstone.
After much measuring, they covered the sides of the area with concrete and flagstones, first. Next, the top pattern was laid out.
Making sure every flagstone is level, well-fitted and the joints are even and consisted.
After all of the stones were in place, the area was cleaned and the flagstones washed allowing for set-up time before grouting.
Making sure the flagstone is clean and free of excess mortar:
The finished look creates a warm welcoming feeling. I am so thankful and grateful to my neighbor! It's great to have wonderful neighbors, don't you think!
Now to add more flowers and mulch!
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Published July 27th, 2015 9:10 AM