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Flagstone Patio Asheville

Here’s a quick video of a mortared flagstone patio we just finished in Asheville.

We used Buff Crab Orchard stone for this project. There was an existing dry laid patio in this space that we replaced and reused some of the stone.

Our goal was to match the existing flagstone entryway and covered porch.

Give us a call for all your patio and landscaping projects.

Jacob

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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We won the best of Houzz service award for this year.

Vist our Houzz site to see what we are up to and check out some of our water features, patios and gardens in the Asheville area.

http://livingwaters.houzz.com/projects

Thanks!

Jacob

828-301-8017

 

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Asheville Flagstone Patio

Custom Flagstone Patio Asheville

We spent the last couple weeks in Asheville building a Flagstone Patio.

This patio was unique because each needed to be set with a machine due to their size and weight. Some of the slabs were 5 inches thick and 800-1000 pounds.

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We prepped the base of the patio with 8 inches of compacted drain rock. We then hand selected and cut each slab to fit tightly with the other slabs. Having a tight and consistent joint is crucial for the long term stability of any dry laid flagstone patio.

We used a durable webbing, instead of a traditional strap, to set the slabs. This allowed us to easily remove the webbing after the stone was set without disturbing the base layer. This can be difficult and time consuming for the builder.

Large Flagstone Slab Patio Asheville

Our clients were very pleased with the finished product and invited us back for more landscaping and stone work projects in the Spring.

Feel free to give us a call for your next patio, retaining wall or water feature project.

Jacob

828-301-8017

 

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Asheville Landscaping: Flagstone Patio Update

Flagstone patio Asheville We had kind of a slow week with truck maintenance and sourcing the right materials for our clients patio in Asheville.

Today we got the edging done for the patio. We specialize in dry laid patios like this one will be. However, we will occasionally mortar in the edging of a dry laid patio. This particular project will have a 3 ft brick skirt. With a tumbled Kentucky grey stone in the center.

The mortared edging for this feature will keep the dry laid brick and stone from eventually migrating outward. It is not always needed to have a mortared edge. A heavy stone edge or a plastic/ metal pre-fab edge would also work.

However, for this patio we decided that a mortared edge would be the best fit and the longest lasting edge. We tend to over-build our features a bit sometimes.

Asheville Landscaping: flagstone patio We also prepared the base material for the patio as you can see here. We use a 3/4 drain rock for the base with a screed of 3/8 crushed stone for leveling. This is not always a standard practice for ft laid patios. However, we have found it to be superior to the traditional sand and road bond installation. The gravel allows for a stronger and free draining base.
We also attempted to install this large stepper that will be the entry stone in the patio. However, at nearly 5pm on a Friday, we decided to wait for fresh Monday morning energy!
Check back for more updates.

Living Waters Landscaping

828-301-8017

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