7 Reasons To Use Natural Stone On Your Next Masonry Project


Choosing the perfect material for your masonry project can be difficult. There are plenty of things to consider when building a landscape that you love for your home. So, let’s break down the reasons why natural stone can be the perfect fit for your next project.

1. Lifespan

Natural stone has a life cycle that is incomparable to any to other building material.  The average life expectancy is more than 100 years. For example, a natural stone patio is designed to withstand the effects of nature with minimal damage so you won’t have to worry about it breaking down or damaging. Durable material and low-maintenance will provide additional savings in the long run.

 2. Environmentally Safe

Natural stone products play a significant role in environmental safety for a number of reasons. The natural products help eliminate the use of scarce resources, like lumber which helps save our forests. There is an abundant supply of natural stone available regionally and locally. Stone is 100% made by nature, it requires no chemicals or harmful-off gases which makes it safer for your home.

3. Flexibility in Design

Natural stone allows for more creativity and flexibility in designing projects. No one wants their home to look like everyone else’s on the street. Luckily, there are so many different types, colors, textures, finishes, patterns, shapes and sizes available to complement any design style, from classical to contemporary. Stone is also extremely workable. For centuries, craftsmen have used it to fashion beautiful, functional and unique pieces that serve many different purposes.

4. Smart Investment

Using natural stone will add lasting value to your home. Whether it’s a natural stone walk way or patio it will never go out of style. Natural stone adds aesthetic appeal and interest to any yard. Also, natural stone requires very little effort to keep its beauty, while other products need to be sealed or painted regularly, this material keeps looking perfect for years. You won’t spend money or much time maintaining it, only occasionally with a quick rinse.

5. Easy to Maintain

Natural stone is quite easy to take care of. The cleaning process does not require much work. Regular sweeping and occasionally water housing the stone will do wonders.

6. Durability

The strength of natural stone is unlike any other manmade material. The stones composition is the same throughout, which makes the interior just as strong as the exterior of it. Natural stone can withstand almost any kind weather for very long periods of time.

7. Visually Appealing

There are a number of things you can do to help your homes curb appeal. Using natural stone is a very popular choice. It can change any boring landscape and make it into something beautiful. Natural stone can add texture and interest and there are endless ways to incorporate it into your project.

Start Planning Today

If you are interested in using natural stone for your next project our experienced professionals at Greenway Industries are ready make your visions come true. Call us at 203-885-1037 with any further questions.