For most homeowners, patios are much more than a simple concrete square in the yard. They’re an extension of the home, an outdoor living room that can serve as the perfect place to relax or to entertain family and friends. When designing a new brick patio or stone patio, there are number of considerations.
How will you use it? For relaxation? Entertaining? Both? How many people will use the area on a regular basis? In addition, how will it be constructed? Raised stone patios are an excellent alternative to wood decking. You can select from a variety of materials, including natural stone, clay pavers, and concrete pavers. In Illinois, where we have to contend with freeze and thaw cycles, Unilock concrete pavers may be the most practical alternative, as they’re virtually maintenance free. We will address those questions and assure the result is as functional as it is pleasing to the eye.
Once the practical considerations are addressed, you’re limited only by your imagination.
You might reserve one area for relaxing, complete with an outdoor stone fireplace. Another for entertaining, containing a brick built-in grill and outdoor kitchen. Stone planters, and stone seat walls to accommodate your close family and friends. Our staff can complement any aesthetic. Let us bring your visions of brick and stone to life.
Having a lit fireplace in your home gives it a cozy look and feel that you can't get from any other heating appliance. No one wants to curl up with a blanket and watch the electric furnace. There is just something special about a fireplace cheerfully crackling a log of wood. Your family and your guests will look forward to sitting around that cozy fire in the evenings.
Spend those warm nights outdoors with family and friends. Grill, eat, repeat. Make entertaining easy. Let us design the perfect space for you.
Paths are important, for they take us where we want to be. Add interest and purpose to your landscape with a meandering path. Dirty Little feet, paws can wreak havoc on hardwood floors and carpet. A paved path can help keep the house clean.
When a home has a pool, you can guarantee that it will be used for entertainment purposes. Children’s birthday parties, adult gatherings, even romantic nights under the full moon can be enjoyed by the pool. Pool homes are the quickest moving homes, even in a slow market.
The pool area can be greatly enhanced by adding professional stone work to the surrounding area. Deck areas can be created, sitting areas can be added, and for those who desire to give their pool area a unique and artistic appearance, even a stone waterfall can be installed.
Pool areas that have been decorated in professional decorative stone work increase the value of the property. Home owners who opt to make this type of improvement to their home will be greatly rewarded when it is time to sell the home.
Curb appeal starts at the street. What they’re probably noticing is the dingy asphalt or concrete driveway. We all know the type: cracks, stains and dirt collecting in the expansion joints. Not a pretty sight. Think about driveway replacement with Unilock concrete pavers for increased longevity and dramatic curb appeal. Natural Stone accents such as banding, approaches, or curbing can make your driveway stand out from the rest. For the “Green” homeowner, we also offer Unilock permeable pavers for special environmental paving needs.
Just as walls define the rooms of a house, they can define areas of a landscape. Transform your landscape with brick walls, precast retaining walls, stone planters, stone seat walls, outcropping stone terrace walls and stone pillars that define the size and function of a space – helping homeowners create special environments with the same simplicity they decorate a room.
Add stone outcrops or boulders to your existing landscape for dramatic change in the aesthetic look and feel of your property.
For most homeowners, brick front entries and stone pathways are much more appealing than a simple concrete walkway in the yard. They’re an extension of the home, an inviting welcome to family and friends.
When designing a front entry, there are a number of considerations. How will you use it? What kind of statement are you trying to make? You can select from a variety of materials, including natural stone, clay pavers, and concrete pavers. Stone pillars and Bluestone steps make a solid statement. Flagstone walkways give great visual appeal and interest. Our staff will address these questions and assure the result is as functional as it is pleasing to the eye. Once the practical considerations are addressed, you’re limited only by your imagination.
We can complement any aesthetic.
With many styles and colors to choose from, natural stone veneer or manufactured stone veneer , will transform any room in your home or the entire home to an architectural masterpiece. Install Thin Stone Veneer directly over outdated brick for a dramatic change. With Thin Stone Veneer, you can install over concrete, brick or drywall. Or start from scratch, remove existing brick, stone, dry-vit, etc. JB's masonry crews can handle just about anything you can imagine.
Old, ugly, and outdated? Time to make a change? Natural stone flooring, bathrooms, kitchens, basements, bars, or fireplaces. We have the experience needed to transform the space. Now get comfortable and enjoy!