Stone Installation Tips

11 Questions to Ask a Mason Contractor

November 21, 2022

11 Questions to Ask a Mason Contractor 1. Can I see photos of your projects? Stonemasons are like artists. Each has a style and some have the ability to replicate…

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how to accurately split a granite block

How to Accurately Split a Granite Block

July 5, 2022

David Croteau, founder at, shows how to split a granite block using a carbide-tipped tracer and sledgehammers.

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Boston Blend Round Thin Veneer Tour of Stone on Pallets Ready to Cut

December 21, 2020

David Croteau Co-Founder of explains how Boston Blend Round Thin Veneer is cut from whole pieces of Round New England Fieldstone. Boston Blend Round Thin Veneer Fireplace Round…

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Boston Blend Mosaic DIY Roger Parker Lake Winnie Cottage

Boston Blend Mosaic DIY Parker Lake Winnie Cottage

October 22, 2020

DIY Cottage Boston Blend Mosaic Boston Blend Mosaic DIY Roger Parker Lake Winnie Cottage Boston Blend Mosaic DIY Roger Parker Lake Winnie Cottage Hi Dave, Thanks to everyone at Stoneyard…

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How to Install Gator Base for Paver Installations

July 3, 2019

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…

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What Moisture Control Cavity Weep System Should I Use?

January 25, 2019

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…

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Which Cement Board Saves Stone Install Time?

January 22, 2019

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…

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Why Natural Thin Veneer Stone is Best for Exterior Use

August 15, 2018

What types of thin veneer are Harsh Climate Approved? The exterior of your home, government, or commercial building faces Mother Nature’s extreme conditions every day. Depending on your location, this…

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Masonry Selection Process for Thin Veneer

August 15, 2018

The Masonry Selection Process for Stonemasons To ensure a successful thin stone veneer project, these are the steps a stonemason will take before thin stone veneer is applied to the…

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How Should I Mix and Match Natural Stone Shapes?

August 13, 2018

Mix of Boston Blend Mosaic, Boston Blend Round, Boston Blend Square & Rec, and Boston Blend Ledge Stone Formula: Mix & Match Colors and Shapes to Create a Unique Design…

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