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hqbirdbath

To Patricia Tyrrell... Thank you for your kind reponse and you are quite right about the dangers of powerwashing which can cause great damage to the pointing if just blasting away with a straight jet of water so I use a proper patio head which gives a diffused jet and so far no damage has been caused but I did discuss this with the builder who laid the granite and he used a very carefully chosen mix which is harder than normal and again, it has worked so far. It is a different story at my other house where the natural stone patio is laid...the pointing in that has to be redone just about every time! Lastly...I am not saying that any other paving is not as good because old bricks, that genuine stone and even concrete slabs can look good as this article shows but for me I hate it getting to look old and shabby so the granite, mixed with plum slate infills and areas works just fine!


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Kate Gould Gardens

Superb suggestions Patricia - Love the article.

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Patricia Tyrrell Living Landscapes

Thanks Kate!

   

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