Archive for 'Stone Materials'

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Stone Installation in Winter – The Ideal Time

I have noticed a common habit among the public when it comes to having work done (one that other landscape professionals have noticed as well):  people tend to forget about their yards and landscaping plans once the gray of wintertime is upon us.  All through the Spring and Summer, my phone is ringing off the [...]

Patio and Masonry Cleaning in Seattle – Stone Restoration and Sealing

Patio and Masonry Cleaning in Seattle – Stone Restoration and Sealing

Has your patio gotten an unsightly film of moss and/or mildew that needs attention? Masonry cleaning requires a special touch from a professional who understands what makes a patio tick and what kind of methods will achieve the best results. In Seattle, moss buildup outdoors is a pretty huge consideration.  Although a patio is the [...]

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Fireplace Stone in Seattle – Hearths, Mantles and Veneers

It is hard to know where to begin in choosing the right stone to cover your fireplace.  Whether you are having one built from scratch or remodeling an existing surround, where can one find a comprehensive list of the products available? With that question in mind, I decided to compile what products and suppliers I [...]

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What Does It Cost? – Pricing a Stone Fireplace Surround

Many homes in Seattle have fireplaces, and there has been an increasing desire by homeowners to renew or update their fireplace surrounds.  I get a lot of requests for pricing information on this work, but it is a difficult question to answer in 25 words or less.  There are several factors that can greatly alter [...]

Seattle Stone Fireplace Surrounds – Covering Your Old Brick Veneer

Seattle Stone Fireplace Surrounds – Covering Your Old Brick Veneer

Tired of the look of bricks on your fireplace surround? Learn about how Seattle masonry contractor, Shepherd Stoneworks, can bring a more aesthetic warmth to your hearth by covering it with natural stone.

Building Green With Stone

Building Green With Stone

This is an exciting time to be involved in construction.  There is a widening acceptance of ecologically-minded practices among the American public, and a growing number of builders and architects are promoting and taking pride in their adherence to the philosophy of Green or Sustainable Construction. But  how does stone fit into this equation? There [...]

Wilkeson Sandstone Quarry – A Fieldtrip through WA History

Wilkeson Sandstone Quarry – A Fieldtrip through WA History

It was a beautiful Friday morning in Seattle as we packed up the dog and our camera for a field trip – we were headed to the remote foothills of Mt. Rainier, just south of Enumclaw and Buckley, to see the small but historic town of Wilkeson, Washington. Half an hour on I-5 and another [...]

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