Made In The Shade On The Mountain

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020 in Tips | No Comments

Summer Heat is the buzz word of the week! You almost can’t turn any direction without someone mentioning how hot it is, and the pop up thunderstorms are a daily reminder that Summer is in full swing. We lucked out this week, not only in getting the opportunity to work in close proximity of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but also with natural stone.

The homeowner had some boulders on the property that we were able to condense and use to build the walls. The forest had already added beautiful mosses and lichens that set off the coloration in the native stone.

We continued with natural stone for the patio surface, using Natural Cleft Full Color Range Bluestone from Pennsylvania. This is a dry-laid application on a compacted stone base.

All the drainage was addressed before back filling.  Even when we finish with this hardscape work of art, although it is brand new, it will look like it has been there forever. A private custom built mountain oasis!