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Treat Your Web Site Like A Plant, Not A Brochure

Treat Your Web Site Like A Plant, Not A Brochure Marketing Tips for Stone Masons, Hardscapers and Landscapers Google “reads” your web site based on the frequency of your uploads – that helps customers find your web site. So… Upload at least one photo each week. (You are doing projects, right?) Name the photo file

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How to Install Gator Base for Paver Installations

by Mike Huber Gator Base is a foam base product that has been engineered and designed specifically for pedestrian paver installations. The panels are lightweight and incredibly easy to move around and work with. In this blog post, we’re going to outline, step-by-step, what a typical Gator Base installation involves. 1. Excavation Gator Base eliminates the

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How To Get People To Find My Business Online

Use the free web site Google My Business Google My Business is a free web site that is tied to Google Maps and user’s phone locations.  It is very important to make sure that your business is listed with Google using this free service.  Here is how to get started:  Open your gmail account (if

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Easy Way for Contractors to Reach Neighbors

Target Your Best Prospects… The Neighbors Around Your Current Projects Mail 50 Full Color Postcards For As Little As $42.50*! With easy-to-use postcard program you can customize and mail your postcards in under 2 minutes Change the coupon on your postcard every time you mail Send your customer’s testimonials to the neighbors on your postcard

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Dry-Stack Stone Wall Course for Masons

Brian Post, Executive Director at The Stone Trust, taught a two-day dry stack stonewall building class at the Stoneyard showroom and warehouse, teaching the best traditions of English stone walls. Experienced stonemasons and one determined homeowner spent two full days learning how to construct a stonewall that will still remain standing even if the ground

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What Stone is Right for a Wine Cellar?

Stone Business Magazine Aging Well WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. – When the look says “castle,” but the construction says drywall, a thin-veneer stone can go a long way. At least that’s the experience of Ed Loughran, owner of the locally based Charles River Wine Cellars, Inc., who’s taken his stone expertise from landscapes to basements in

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What is an Elegant Stone for a Fireplace in New England?

Building Stone Magazine Article: Stone Brings Rustic Charm To Elegant New England Eatery Written by Jennifer Adams Download PDF of article Elegant, warm and inviting are the three words designer Dana Boucher of Breath of Fresh Art uses to describe the interior dining space of the Copper Door restaurant in Bedford, NH. At the heart

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How to Install A Dry-Laid Fieldstone Wall

How to Install A Dry-Laid Fieldstone Wall The aged fieldstone wall rambling through the countryside will forever be a symbol of our New England lifestyle. Freestanding fieldstone walls serve as property lines and fences. Retaining fieldstone walls not only are beautiful; they also serve a very important function to hold back and stabilize steep embankments.

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What Moisture Control Cavity Weep System Should I Use?

Why include a weep system? Veneer stone is not a structural wall, it is either adhered to the structural wall (thin veneer) or anchored to a weight bearing foundation (building veneer). Stone and mortar are porous and so water can eventually weep through these materials and cause two potential issues: damage to the substrate or

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Which Cement Board Saves Stone Install Time?

Cement Board Substrate Saves Installation Time by 35% and Cost by 6% National Association of Home Builders Association-affiliated Home Innovation Research Labs finds that using PermaBase Cement Board as a substrate in exterior wall systems with modified veneer mortar reduces adhered stone installation time by 35 percent and total installed cost by 6 percent against

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What Are The Top 5 Stone Remodeling Projects?

Top 5 Stone Remodel Projects for This Year Tackling your home remodel list might feel like an impossible task. Staying up to date on current design trends is a full-time job in itself, so applying the latest style facts and figures to your to-do list can be overwhelming. If you feel like your home needs

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