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StoneMakers Wall Builder™: The Secret Behind The Stonemakers System

One of the first questions that arises about the StoneMakers system is how does it work?  How can you stack concrete without forms or molds?  The following video will help to answer those questions.

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Topics: Wall builder, StoneMakers System

Stonemakers First Annual Convention Highlights

 

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Topics: Stonemakers Convention, Rudy Ruttiger

Lake Front Concrete Retaining Walls: Protect And Beautify

If you would like boost functional and usable space to your lakeside property, then you should consider building a lake front retaining wall. These walls can not only offer you more stabilized space which you can use for whatever it is that you like, they will be able to also provide you with an exquisite new look for your yard.

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Topics: hardscape design, concrete retaining wall, landscape design

4 Things To Consider When Planning Your Backyard Concrete Patio

Taking the time to plan your outdoor living space involves careful consideration of your options.  One benefit of the Stonemakers system is the nearly limitless ways your concrete patio can be customized to fit what your imagination can picture.

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Topics: patios, outdoor living areas, concrete patios

Concrete Retaining Walls: How Do They Work?

A retaining wall is known as a section of wall that's put into place to landscape the side of a sloping lawn. Sometimes they are added to simply maintain the area from eroding or washing away due to weather. These retaining walls may well be made from concrete, large rocks, decorative slabs or even railroad ties.

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Topics: outdoor living area, retaining walls, concrete retaining wall

Creating A Backyard Oasis: Swimming Pool Waterfalls

Swimming pool waterfalls will add an affect of drama to an otherwise mundane inground swimming pool. In addition to the form and style of a typical pool itself, the location of your pool and the surrounding landscape can play a factor in deciding which type of waterfall best matches the swimming pool. Waterfalls can connect two separate pools, add a touch of nature while masking something very unnatural or make the horizon indistinguishable from the pool itself.

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Topics: swimming pool waterfalls, outdoor living area

Erosion Control And Concrete Retaining Walls

Soil erosion and surface runoff occurs as water moves along the ground. The more exposed the soil and the faster the rate of flow, the greater the damage and the bigger the concern. It is imperative to make certain a slope is covered or planted so that erosion is minimized.

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Topics: retaining walls, walls

Have You Considered Cooking Over Your Outdoor Fire Pit?

Nearly anything that you cook on your BBQ grill is definitely just as good and maybe better on your fire pit. There is definitely a spark of magic which seems to come from cooking in this very natural, unadulterated way that makes you feel at one with nature. Our ancestors have been cooking on open flames for centuries.

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Topics: fire pit, outdoor living area

1st Annual StoneMakers Dealer Convention

Don't miss out on our FIRST Annual Dealer Convention Oct. 21-23, featuring Keynote speaker Rudy Ruttiger, sports hero and inspiration behind the classic movie Rudy.

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Topics: dealers, Stonemakers, David Montoya, Stonemakers dealer training

Beautiful Backyard Water Features Add Value To Your Home

Backyard water features have now become the most trendy home decor accessory. Decorating your outdoor areas with beautiful water features can bring out the beauty of your backyard as well as your outdoor space. Water is renowned for its healing and relaxing powers making backyard water features the best ways to put together refreshing, warm and soothing environment in the backyard.

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Topics: outdoor living area, water features