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How to Prepare for a Flagstone Patio in 2017

Posted in: patio design, patio questions, how to build a patio, patio tips

James Moylan

Monday, January 30, 2017

curved flagstone patio, recessed hot tub, and Phantom retractable screened potio at night Clifton, VA (1).jpg

What are the first steps of installing a flagstone patio?

Flagstone patios are a great way to incorporate the beauty and uniqueness of natural stone into your outdoor living space. Because the process involves real stone with natural variations in thickness and dimensions, each flagstone patio is a unique creation. Although the process for actually building a flagstone patio is essentially the same, the patio built for this particular project reflects that every job yields a personalized result.

2017 Guide to Patio Materials: Concrete Pavers, Brick Pavers & Natural Stone

Posted in: Decks and Patios, patio design, how to build a patio, patio tips, porch topics

James Moylan

Friday, October 14, 2016

 elevated flagstone patio with white trim in Rockville, Maryland 

Common Materials You Can Use in Your Next Outdoor Patio Project

When you’re starting to examine your options for building a patio, it can feel overwhelming trying to sort through all the potential materials you could use. How do you know which one is right for your Maryland patio? Keep reading for a basic breakdown of some of the most common materials used for this purpose and a few considerations to keep in mind before committing to that material.

How to Install a Recessed Hot Tub in 8 Easy Steps

Posted in: Decks and Patios, patio design, hot tubs, how to build a patio, patio tips, deck add-ons, porch add-ons

James Moylan

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

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One element that’s becoming increasingly popular in outdoor living spaces is the hot tub. Especially in areas that experience cold winters, this can be an excellent addition to any outdoor area. It is, however, a very involved process and one you’ll need to carefully discuss and coordinate with your design build team. These are your top 8 steps and considerations for installing a hot tub in Virginia or Maryland.

What is the best material to use for a patio in Maryland or Virginia?

Posted in: patio design, patio questions, how to build a patio, patio tips

James Moylan

Monday, April 13, 2015

patio in Rockville, Maryland with blue Pennsylvania flagstone

6 criteria for determine the best patio material in Maryland and Virginia

If you’re considering adding a patio to your house, you’re probably wondering what materials are best to use. Should you use flagstones? What about pavers? How can you get the best possible patio for you? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t a simple one, and that last question should largely tell you why – because it depends on what you want and can afford.