If you want to enhance your home in a quick and easy way consider a hardscape. We offer a number of them, everything from patios to walkways and garden paths to decks and verandas to outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. No matter what you require, Twin Oaks can help. However, if you’re looking for a new pathway, driveway or some edging around your garden or patio, consider natural stone. Both beautiful and durable, natural stone comes in a huge range of variations for every taste and aesthetic. Each variation has different characteristics and uses, guaranteeing that Twin Oaks will be able to find the perfect kind of stone for your specific application every time. Below are listed just a few of the reasons to consider natural stone. Keep them in mind when you’re planning your next hardscape project. There are other materials available, but depending upon your specifications and the nature of your application natural stone might be just what you’re looking for.
- Durability: Natural stone is a bit more expensive than some other hardscape materials, but it also lasts for a very long time. Considering that, the price is actually extremely reasonable. Some stone can break under pressure if enough is applied, but it does take a bit of work. If you’re looking for an especially durable stone then limestone is the answer. It’s so tough that you’ll probably never need to replace it. In general however stone is a strong material. It can ensure a great deal of abuse from inclement weather, making it a good choice for areas that receive a lot of snow or rain.
- Requires Little Maintenance: As you might guess from its level of durability, stone doesn’t need a lot of help. If you’re going to use it near a barbeque you might want to use a sealer to avoid staining. If it gets scuffed up you can repolish it. Other than that, just give it a sweep and clean it with a bit of water and you should be fine.
- Variety: Natural stone is available in a wide variety of colors (like brown, red, grey or black) and textures, everything from smooth to rugged. On top of that the sheer number of types of stone available is remarkable. Slate, travertine, granite, marble, flagstone, limestone… the list goes on. There are in fact hundreds of varieties. This ensures that there’s a stone out there to match your tastes, whatever they might be.
- Versatility: As I previously stated you can use natural stone for a diverse number of hardscapes, including walkways, driveways or edging. Different stones have different characteristics, and some are better for certain jobs. If you’re looking for the right stone to match you application, just call Twin Oaks. We’ll find the perfect stone for your ideal hardscape.
Whether you decide to use Michigan boulders for a retaining wall, limestone ledgerock for steps or a bluestone patio, you will be rewarded with a product that is beautiful and truly unique, the kind that can truly enhance your home. Let Twin Oaks create the perfect hardscape for you.