Flagstone is one of the most durable stones that nature has to offer.
Using Flagstone in your hardscaping is one of the best ways to make it look natural. These flat stones look rustic and look like they were made by hand. With the wide range of modern and old-fashioned ways to cut flagstones, you can show off your style and taste.
What Is Flagstone, Anyway?
Flagstone, a sedimentary rock, is the softest and easiest to shape with a tool. Stones considered flagstones are sandstone, limestone and shale. These are the softest of the flagstone family. Igneous rocks like granite and basalt are harder, and metamorphic rocks like quartzite and marble are the hardest types of Flagstone.
A short video of flagstone being made
How Flagstone Came to Be?
Historic Brick Restoration
It’s no secret that historic buildings are important, but why?
Historic buildings are important because they represent a specific place and time. They make us feel like we’re stepping back in time when we visit them – whether that’s a castle or a museum.
Historic buildings provide insight into the past and can help us learn about our ancestors’ lives. In addition to being educational, restoring historic buildings boosts the economy by creating jobs for architects, contractors, builders and more!
These building were typically made out either brick or stone or in most cases both. Replacing bricks or stone is usually necessary. It’s important of course to match the brick replacement with exact match bricks so that original look is maintained whenever possible.
Under Historic restoration, there are now many homes that are over a century old and are considered “heritage homes” and are protected as such under Canadian Law.
With one’s Home and even in the Commercial building industry some materials have been used for so long that people have forgotten the importance of proper care. Brick repair, restoration and masonry repair are all important things we should be aware of.
Brick is one of the most popular building materials available today. It’s durable, sustainable and versatile in its uses. However, it can crack or erode over time if not properly cared for. If you notice your brick is starting to look worn out or damaged then it may be time to consider some repairs.
Brick repair or brick restoration can transform your home, giving it a new lease of life. Whether you want to restore the look of the brickwork on your house or replace defective bricks, our team can help. We have years of experience in restoring homes using traditional techniques and materials such as brick or stone. We’re fully insured and offer free quotes for all work carried out by us. So fix your home now!