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TandoStone has added new color options to two of its existing composite stone veneer profiles: Nordic Mist, new to the Tando Creek Ledgestone Collection, and Glacier Bay, new to the Stacked Stone line. While Creek Ledgestone features a rugged look and distinct grout lines, Stacked Stone emulates the look of dry stack without grout lines.…
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It’s Time to Get Ready for Spring

Had enough of this winter, even though we’ve gotten through with minimal snowfall and relatively warm temps? If you’re like most, the beginning of March instantly has you thinking about the upcoming spring season and the opportunity to enjoy being outdoors. Homeowners in the Northeast usually start to also think about the laundry list of…
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Compact Your Fill Properly

What do you think is the most important part of your house? If you asked each subcontractor on your job site, you likely would receive a different answer each time you asked the question. Personally, I think it’s the foundation of a home. But, in order for a properly designed foundation to last a lifetime,…
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What is Considered “Clean” Fill Dirt?

Fill Dirt Described Fill dirt is the material used to fill holes and low areas or build up ground elevation on construction sites. Fill dirt is commonly made of subsoil, which is a found about 12 inches below the topsoil. It consists of partially broken down soil that contains clay, sand, silt, and stones, and…
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Crushed Concrete: What Is It And How Can I Use It?

Crushed concrete is a type of recycled concrete that’s often used for property improvements on both a major and minor scale. It can be be used to outline a small patio in your backyard or it can be used on large-scale commercial properties for landscaping additions. What’s more, if you’re looking for environmentally-friendly landscaping materials, crushed…
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Planning on Redoing Your Driveway This Fall?

If your driveway looks like it needs some tender loving care, you may be wondering if it’s time to replace the driveway completely, or whether you can just repair it or refinish it. Many homeowners will try to do whatever they can to avoid having to replace their driveways, since driveways can be very expensive…
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Buying Dirt: How Much Does A Cubic Yard Of Dirt Weigh?

Whenever you are gardening, landscaping or doing construction projects in your residence, there is a possibility that you will need to buy dirt. Therefore, you will need to know the answer to, “how much does a cubic yard of dirt weigh?” Defining Cubic Yard A cubic yard of dirt is one yard (3 feet) long,…
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5 Reasons to Consider Aggregate Ground Cover for Landscaping

Think about what you want for your yard. Nice appearance, low maintenance, and calming environment top most lists. Most of us also view our yard as an investment in our homes. In fact, studies show that landscaping that costs as little as 5% of a home’s value can return as much as 150% when the…
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The first question to ask yourself is this, do you need to grow something? If yes you will want to consider a soil that contains organics. If not you can get by with a subsoil, or fill soil. The diagram below demonstrates the soil hierarchy, with topsoil on top, followed by subsoil beneath it. Our…
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Garden Dirt | Putting the Garden to Bed

Winter is on our doorstep and it is bed time for the landscape. As temperatures drop, those plants that haven’t already frozen to death are getting ready to go dormant. Deciduous trees, shrubs and perennials have lost their leaves, and many perennials duck out of sight altogether. Putting the garden to bed is pretty much…
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