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StoneMakers Featured On DIY Network "Yard Crashers"

 

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Topics: Yard Crashers, outdoor living area, backyard waterfall

Backyard Waterfall Resort Trends: New Orleans Style

The project for the StoneMakers April training in New Orleans, LA is an example of the extreme backyard resort style outdoor living area the StoneMakers system has evolved into.  The need to use heavy equipment to move natural rock into place to create dramatic water features has been eliminated, as well as the safety issues dealing with 10 ton natural rock.  And the time on the job?  Rather than taking weeks or months to complete, this project was completed in just 4 days.

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Topics: LedgeFalls, outdoor living areas, backyard waterfalls

What People Are Saying About StoneMakers Backyard Waterfalls

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Topics: LedgeFalls, backyard waterfalls

How To Build A StoneMakers Retaining Wall From Design To Finish

Brent Montry,  a StoneMakers dealer from Tri State StoneMakers in Wisconson, integrates a monolithic concrete retaining wall into an existing landscape design in this three part video series.  He demonstrates all the facets of building a retaining wall using the StoneMakers system from design to the finished project.  

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Topics: concrete retaining wall, StoneMakers System

5 Keys To Building Your StoneMakers Facebook Business Page

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years, you’re well aware that Facebook has become the leading social media platform and the way millions of people interact daily.  Creating and maintaining a presence on Facebook takes a few minutes to set up, and maintaining your presence takes just a few minute daily.  Here are 5 keys to building your StoneMakers Facebook business page and fan base.

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Topics: Stonemakers, facebook tips

Mason Panels: StoneMakers Newest Product Innovation

StoneMakers has introduced Mason Panels™, an innovative vertical overlay panel system that mimics the authentic look of real rock.  Composed of a GFRC composite, Mason Panels™ are created with a mold that, unlike traditional GFRC panels, requires no special tools to form.  The molds for the panel are made from real stone to ensure the realistic look of custom masonry.  Here are a few of the features of this new panel system:

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Topics: vertical overlay, mason panels

StoneMakers Donating A Ledgefalls Waterfall To San Antonio Youth Ctr

Moving forward by giving back, StoneMakers will be donating the labor and materials to construct a resort style waterfall for the SAY Sí youth art center in San Antonio, TX.  On Tuesday February 21, 2011, David Montoya, President and Founder of Stonemakers, will be hosting a live demonstration for the new Ledgefalls System for resort style water features.  This is part of a renovation project coordinated by the Concrete Décor Show, being held that week.

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Topics: Concrete Decor Show, LedgeFalls

StoneMakers Will Demonstrate LedgeFalls At The Concrete Decor Show

StoneMakers will be exhibiting at the Concrete Decor Show on Feb. 20-24, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas.  Now in its third year the event focuses on the hands-on training and continuing education decorative concrete contractors and specialty artisans need to improve their knowledge and skills and expand their business opportunities.

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Topics: Concrete Decor Show, LedgeFalls

How To Keep The Water In Your Backyard Waterfall Sparkling

A backyard waterfall is both relaxing and invigorating.  The sound of rushing water rolling over the rocks has an almost magical calming effect.  As the water cascades over the swimming pool waterfall into the body of water it’s a beautiful scene.  Maintaining the clarity of the water is simple if you follow some basic water chemistry principles.

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Topics: water balance, backyard waterfalls

New For 2012: LedgeFalls System For Dramatic Swimming Pool Waterfalls

New for 2012, Stonemakers has engineered an innovative panel system for creating swimming pool waterfalls, backyard waterfalls and commercial water features.  Created with molds from New Hampshire mountain ledge rock, the patent pending LedgeFalls System for waterfalls allows swimming pool and hardscape contractors the opportunity to create custom, realistic water features in days, not weeks.

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Topics: swimming pool waterfalls, LedgeFalls, backyard waterfalls