Pedestal systems have been used for decades now, most familiarly for lightweight rooftop applications such as installing a patio utilizing the existing roof substrate. However, they can also be found in computer rooms where access to electrical and telecommunication cables beneath the floor is necessary. A pedestal system lifts the paver up above the substrate Here’s how they work with paver or tile projects. Basically, a pedestal, typically made of plastic, raises up the four corners of a tile, or paver, off the ground with small spacers in each corner. This leaves a small spacer (or tiny little gaps) on each side of the paver or tile, allowing the floor to breathe or, in the outdoors, for drainage and access. Other benefits, discussed in detail below, are time savings for installation, accessibility for both future changes/retrofitting and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing). Limitations of pedestal systems It is recommended that you have a flat (not necessarily level, but flat) substrate on which to install the pedestal system.[...]
10 Reasons why you may want to select Natural Stone Pavers.
#1 REAL natural stone is actually less expensive than faux-stone concrete look-alikes….and has a much better look and enduring life span.
#2 ASTM* Tested – twice the strength of concrete.
#3 Stays Cool Underfoot unlike man-made products or slate.
#4 Great for all exterior (pools, patios, driveways) and interior spaces (kitchens, bathrooms, counter tops, basements). Copings, treads, wall caps all readily available in various thicknesses.
#5 ASTM* Tested – high co-efficient of friction for a non-slip surface.
#6 No Maintenance – no need to seal or coat (especially, if dry-set pavers).
#7 ASTM Tested for freeze/thaw compatibility in northern climates.
#8 Retains its natural beauty forever! (they are over 50 million years old).
#9 Does not scuff or degrade like patterned concrete or stamped asphalt surfaces (asphalt and concrete get very hot).
#10 Fashion forward look with timeless beauty.
If you love the outdoors, you would probably want to find a way to enjoy your stone patio or garden even on a cold night. An outdoor fire pit can make this not only possible, but actually a truly romantic experience. So, whether you are entertaining or star-gazing, you will be able to feel the warmth of an open fire wafting out of your own backyard fire pit. If you already have an outdoor kitchen, an outdoor fire pit is the perfect complement to round out that barbecue or party under the open sky.
The right kind of pool coping can really enhance that feeling of bright freshness that you will want someone to associate with your swimming pool. And nothing does it better than the inviting feel and smooth texture of polished natural stone.
Natural stone panels provide an excellent architectural tool for interior as well as exterior walls. Natural stone has always been a much-loved building material because of its strength, durability, great look and low maintenance cost. However, constructing a stone building is certainly not cost-effective. This is where the value of stone panels or natural stone veneer comes in. It provides the functionality, advantages and look of stone, and at the same time is cost-effective and easy to install.
A flagstone patio is perfect for that sunny winter afternoon or a summer night party. It has to be a leisurely space that you enjoy being in and grow to love. At Gothicstone that is just what we seek to create with the flagstone patios that we build for you.
There is nothing like a flagstone walkway to draw someone’s admiration and brighten their heart as they walk into your house. All it takes is initiative, a little bit of space and a little bit of time, and we can get started with designing a creative little path to your doorstep!
Concrete restoration is usually an eventual requirement for any old walkway, driveway, patio or concrete floor. The problem starts because no matter what you do, wear and tear just cannot be avoided, especially on outdoor landscaping features such as walkways. And if you went about replacing every damaged and worn concrete floor, not only would it be extremely expensive but also tedious and troublesome. Why not spend a fraction of the cost of replacement, and ensure long lasting protection with concrete restoration?
Tired of being limited by a stand-alone grill and folding chairs when you have your outdoor parties? Perhaps it is time for you to upgrade to a fully functional and aesthetically inviting outdoor kitchen. Won’t it be wonderful if all you have to do to get the feel of the ‘Flintstones age’ is to step out into your own yard or patio? While the natural stone finish of your outdoor kitchen will spark your sense of fun and adventure, its modern accessories and fittings will be a huge relief when you actually stand there to cook or grill.
The best architectural accents are multi-functional. They not only enhance the finish of your décor but also satisfy the need for practicality and are easy to maintain. At GothicStone we know that of all the materials used for architectural accents, natural stone serves best in adding that signature element to the style in your room and optimizing the functionality.