Even though we’re well underway in the winter season, it’s never too early to start thinking spring! This is especially true if you’re planning on making home renovations. Here at Cataldo Landscaping, one of our most requested spring home renovation projects is the addition, or improvement of, walkways.
Whether you’re considering bluestone walkways in Wellesley, MA, or brick pathways to your backyard, our team of experts is here to help! However, the first part of your journey begins with deciding on which material will best suit your needs. This article will guide you through the benefits of choosing bluestone pavers.
One of the best features of a bluestone walkway is the versatility it provides. Like many natural stones, bluestone walkways in Wellesley, MA, and surrounding areas can blend seamlessly in both residential and commercial applications. The distinctive natural hue of bluestone blends well with virtually any building or residential color scheme. Below is a brief list of applications in which bluestone may be utilized around your property:
- Stepping stones
- Pool patio areas
- Garden pathways
However, unlike other types of natural stone, bluestone provides a higher level of safety. This safety feature lies within the natural slip-resistance finish of the stone. The slip-resistance is mainly due to the rough textural surface. Thus, bluestone is not only an excellent walkway option, but it is a perfect solution around pools as well.
Bluestone is naturally high in density and hardness. What does this mean for your walkway? It means that unlike other softer stones, or bricks, you’ll have less worry about cracking. Bluestone can easily tolerate some of the harshest weather conditions as well as elements from foot traffic.
Many natural stone solutions create an element of beauty but can appear dull in color. However, the porous surface of bluestone requires sealing to avoid the deterioration of the stone. Although this added step may seem a hassle, it will provide you with a high-gloss effect that will make your walkways stand out from the rest.
Although bluestone walkways in Wellesley, MA, can cost a bit more than other options, you get what you pay for! With the abundance of benefits that bluestone provides, you can have peace of mind that you’re investing in a solution that will provide safety and beauty for years to come. To schedule your consultation contact the team at Cataldo Landscaping today at (781) 304-8900.