Flagstone Walkways - How They Can Improve Your Property

Flagstone walkways are a  popular addition to properties in the Kitchener - Waterloo area. They are durable, appealing and will increase your property value. Contact us at Blackwell Masonry if you are considering adding a walkway to your property. The following post will describe how flagstone walkways can play a part in improving your property.

"We have had two separate jobs completed by Blackwell Masonry. The first involved removing an existing chimney in a manner that retained the integrity of the house design. The second involved rebuilding a large natural stone retaining wall. Both jobs were completed to our satisfaction, on time, and in a professional manner." - Theresa A.

Flagstone Walkways Can Increase Property Values

A property that is well managed and landscaped can see an increase in value in the 25% plus range. As part of this landscaping package, Anita Murray of the Ottawa Citizen believes that a "flagstone walkway, trees, and an easy care shrubbery are key." 

Brenda McMillan says in an article in the National Post, "those blooming hydrangeas, the spiffy front door and the snazzy stone walkway you invest in can produce a solid return on your money." Consider laying a stone walkway to the front door of your house and match it with a stone driveway. Strategically place plants to add to the appeal.

The art of using stone to define and improve your property is known as "hardscaping." Effective use of hardscaping will play a part in making your home more attractive. Flagstone walkways that lead to large stone patios help to define your property. In addition to the increased value stone walkways bring, stone patios can give you a 12% return on your money if professionally installed. 

Other Benefits of Flagstone Walkways

Besides adding value to your property, flagstone walkways provide other benefits. If installed thoughtfully, flagstone walkways can help to create a serene and peaceful atmosphere in your yard. 

The stones provide a non-slip surface, are natural looking, durable, and come in a wide variety of colours. For a more natural look, allow a ground cover to grow between the stones.

Have the stones professionally installed to avoid uneven sections and to avoid creating tripping hazards. Also, consider having the stones dry installed to create a permeable surface that will allow water to drain effectively.

Blackwell Masonry and Flagstone Walkways

At Blackwell Masonry, our staff have years of experience in the professional installation of walkways. Our rates are competitive and we complete our work with a minimum of disruption, usually in a couple of days. We believe in standing behind our work and take pride in our quality craftsmanship. Call us today for a free estimate.


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