The types of Flagstone you should consider for your stone project here in Georgia

In this follow up article to our most recent discussion on the qualities you should look for that make up the strongest Flagstone we turn toward describing some of the most popular Flagstone types that we carry here at Stone Distributors. You will note that we do source a significant amount of our Flagstone fromContinue reading “The types of Flagstone you should consider for your stone project here in Georgia”

The qualities to look for when picking out Flagstone for your stone projects

One of the most-asked questions we get from our customers is “What type of Flagstone do you recommend for (insert name of stone project the customer is about to undertake)?” In truth, there is rarely a ‘perfect answer’ to this question. Not only does Flagstone vary from quarry to quarry, it varies from stone toContinue reading “The qualities to look for when picking out Flagstone for your stone projects”

Now is a good time to be thinking about building a dry river bed for drainage

Our interesting winter weather has continued – a significant amount of rain leading to some flooding, followed by a couple inches of snow (you can’t make this stuff up) last Saturday. The snow was mostly gone by Monday, but then unfortunately we got some more rain this week. Thankfully, it looks like we will beContinue reading “Now is a good time to be thinking about building a dry river bed for drainage”

Learn about our staff, part 3: Our knowledgable, friendly team members

Paul-Thomas (PT) Ketchem P.T. has been with Stone Distributors 3 years this spring.  I inherited him when I purchased the company and I am glad to have him aboard.  He is currently a student at KSU and will be graduating this year with a degree in Engineering. His experience as well as his engineering studiesContinue reading “Learn about our staff, part 3: Our knowledgable, friendly team members”

Learn about our staff, portrait #2: Cainon Graham

Cainon and I have known each other from my days at another stone yard, so over 10 years.  He is originally from Georgia and is actually a third-generation stone mason.  He came to me and said he was interested in getting out of the installation business and could I use him.  I told him IContinue reading “Learn about our staff, portrait #2: Cainon Graham”

Learn About our Staff – Michael Slonina, President/Owner

Writing about oneself is by far the worst thing someone can do.  Do I put in every minute detail from my 30 plus years in the workforce so it seems that I might have problems getting my head through a normal doorway?  Or do I summarize to a point that I miss key points thatContinue reading “Learn About our Staff – Michael Slonina, President/Owner”

Stone building EDUCATION #4: How to build a low-maintenance stone “water feature” right in your own back (or front) yard

So far this year we have focused on how to build patios and walkways – either from the foundation up or on top of existing concrete pads. In this article we turn toward a project that quite a few customers ask us about: how to build a low maintenance yet durable stone water feature includingContinue reading “Stone building EDUCATION #4: How to build a low-maintenance stone “water feature” right in your own back (or front) yard”

Stone building EDUCATION part 3: Laying down a walkway or patio over existing concrete pads

In this next article in our series on walkways and patios we outline a step by step process for how you can build a stone walkway or patio on top of existing concrete pads. In our most recent articles, we laid out the process for building a new walkway or patio from scratch, including diggingContinue reading “Stone building EDUCATION part 3: Laying down a walkway or patio over existing concrete pads”

Stone building EDUCATION, part 2: building a long-lasting patio in Georgia

In part 2 of our series on installing a walkway and/or patio around the outside of your home we focus this article on patios. More specifically, we are focusing on building a flagstone patio versus using pavers to build your patio. Is it more expensive? That depends on the type of pavers or flagstone youContinue reading “Stone building EDUCATION, part 2: building a long-lasting patio in Georgia”

Stone building EDUCATION: Tips and tricks for building a long-lasting walkway

As a new decade dawns and we head into 2020, the thoughts of many of you turn toward the building projects you want to undertake as soon as the weather starts to improve in the coming months. Throughout the early part of this year we will be posting articles on a variety of topics regardingContinue reading “Stone building EDUCATION: Tips and tricks for building a long-lasting walkway”