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Suitability of SEAHAZE limestone for pool deck and coping applications – Reason #3

Reason #3 – Production Tolerance The production tolerance comparisons to bluestones and slates: the SEAHAZE SEAtm and SEAHAZE SANDtm are honed and calibrated. In addition, they are produced on a marble production line, ensuring their squareness and suitability for ease of installation. Unlike practically all bluestones and slates, the SEAHAZE products are much faster and easier to install, reducing the overall budget of your client’s project.  Even “so-called” calibrated bluestone (and obviously slates) can’t benefit from the uniformity of the calibration process because of their innately irregular surface textures. SEAHAZE MIX Random SEAHAZE MIXSEAHAZE SAND 12×24 SEAHAZE SEA BorderSEAHAZE SEA limestone (grey selection), 18×36SEAHAZE SEA 16×24 Pavers + CopingSEAHAZE SEA SUREGRIP MOLESKIN Finish  

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Why we recommend stabilization grids no matter the scale of your paver project.

Yes, even for the backyard pool deck or patio pavers The need for stabilization grids is something that is largely unrecognized throughout the construction industry which sort of boggles the mind.  I would say that the large-scale industrial masonry world is understood because they have heavy-duty architects working on road projects, etc. those that require forethought, and longevity.  Unfortunately, on the mid-size to small scale projects ie: from parking lots to a backyard patio or pool paver projects, it’s usually not a consideration for reasons that are not understood by me.  Stabilization is at the heart of the project when it comes down to longevity of the installation.   Anybody can lay down some stone or pavers on soil or grass or anything and they’ll stay there for a week, a month or a year, but if you want them to stay in place for 10, 20, 50 years, you[...]

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Cleaning & Sealing Natural Stone: Limestone, Travertine, Marble

Considerations for cleaning natural stone on patios, pool decks, walkways, driveways * Regular, basic maintenance type cleaningUse any non-caustic degreasing agent (mild dish or hand soap) mixed in warm water.Deep cleaning, minor restoration (mild etch) type cleaningDilute muriatic acid 10 parts water to 1-part store-bought muriatic acidWet entire stone surfacePour dilute mix and move it around with a sponge mop – consider doing in 20 square foot over lapping sections.  Don’t let it sit in one place without moving and agitating it.  Acid will neutralize after 10-15 seconds.Finish with a rinsing the surface with clean water Sealing the stone ** Before proceeding with sealing, if you applied new grout, you need to wait at least 2 weeks for the outgassing of the grout to complete. If you only did stone cleaning, seal after the stone is thoroughly dry, typically a day or two.   * This does not apply to high polished marble – contact us[...]

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Paver and Tile Installation and Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions

Tips: Gothicstone Travertine, Limestone or Marble Paver Installation
Techniques:
Installation Considerations – Dry Set:

The use of spacers is not necessary particularly when dry setting these pavers.
No sealing or maintenance is required. Natural rain will flush and clean the stone.
Same installation methods and considerations, like other decorative pavers, should be employed including using a pad on your vibrating plate.
See our blog posts for specific considerations ie:  Battling Mother Nature, Part I, mold/algae problems, https://www.gothicstone.com/how-to-battle-mother-nature-part-i/

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How to Battle Mother Nature

Mold on hardscaping can be avoided with simple techniques! Hardscaping can be relatively maintenance-free.  However, issues may arise if your patio or pool deck is not properly maintained or the initial installation isn’t correct.  The first topic in the “Battling Mother Nature” series addresses how to avoid having a persistent mold and/or algae issue on any type of hardscape installation. The problem is often thought to be not enough sunlight in that area (particularly in the case of mold and mildew).  Of course, it may help to have plenty of sunlight to mitigate the mold growth on the hardscaping. However, the problem is not the surface. It lies underneath.  The problem is almost always about the substrate in paver, tile and other types of exterior or interior environments.   The unfortunate appearance of mold and/or algae can readily be avoided with proper installation vs the age-old excuse of insufficient sunlight or other natural causes.  The Problem and Solutions   So,[...]

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Pedestal Systems expand its footprint in both interior and exterior paver projects.

Pedestal systems have been used for decades now, most familiarly for lightweight rooftop applications such as installing a patio utilizing the existing roof substrate.  Additionally, they are commonly used 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 paver tile projects. Basically, a pedestal, typically made of plastic, raises up the four corners of a 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 plane (not necessarily[...]

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