Exterior Paving

The stones listed below are widely used in both commercial and residential exterior stone paving applications. Architects specify our slate paving and other stone paving for their natural beauty, performance characteristics, low maintenance, and durability. Many are hard and dense, unaffected by freeze-thaw cycles, naturally slip resistant and unfading. And because we produce these stones in custom sizes and offer several finishes, architects also appreciate the flexibility our materials afford them in their designs.

Exterior Paving Projects

Specifications

Products

Available in squares, rectangles, patterns, irregular and custom shapes. Available in many sizes, thicknesses, and finishes.

Weathering Characteristics

Some materials are “unfading”, meaning they will hold their basic color even after many years of exterior use. Others are “weathering” or “semi-weathering”, meaning they will change color (usually to shades of brown) when used outside. A stone’s weathering characteristic is primarily an aesthetic consideration. “Weathering” in and of itself does not adversely affect the performance or durability of a stone. See stones below for weathering characteristics.

Finishes

Depends on stone selected. See stones below for available finishes.

Sizes

Many standard sizes available. Custom sizes depend on stone selected, finish, thickness, joint width and other factors. Irregular shapes also available.

Patterns

There are many patterns available upon request, such as a Ready Fit or Running Bond pattern. Or design your own.

Thickness

Depends on use, stone selected, finish, piece size, setting method and other factors. Minimum suggested thickness is 3/4”.

Joint Widths

Depends on stone selected, finish, piece size and other factors.

Cost Estimate

We are pleased to provide quotations based upon quantity surveys, sketches or architectural drawings.

Drafting

We are accustomed to working from architectural drawings. Our in-house drafting department is pleased to produce detailed shop drawings, sketches, templates and shop tickets.

Technical Support

We are pleased to assist with samples, test data, mock-ups, budget figures, site inspections, stone matching services, guide specifications, technical information, design suggestions and installer and installation recommendations.

Installation

Generally mud-set or thin-set. Sometimes set in stone dust, sand or on pedestals. Contact us for specific sketch details, specifications, recommendations, etc.

Maintenance

Dependent upon stone chosen.  Contact us for information regarding the use of sealers, impregnators, oiling, cleaning, etc.