963 Wagon Trail Drive
Jacksonville, OR 97530
Manufacturers of Garden Pathways & Custom Stepping Stones
Installation instructions for installing stepping stones.
First you must level the selected site, free of all rocks and high spots.
My favorite method is to pour 3" of decomposed granite and sand ( 3/4 granite and 1/4 sand ).
Swirl the mix and while dry place the stone on top. Wiggle the stone back and forth until setting flat with no rocking corners. Gently let the stone settle down stepping in the center until the stone is settled in well.
The stones are limited edition art work and hand painted ( etched ) - take care of your investment. Seal it every few years as needed to protect finish. Your stone comes sealed with a special sealer from L M Scofield in L.A. If it is a stone from us and etched, it is designed to enhance the color and " breathe". However, after the original application we do; you may apply any acrylic stone or concrete sealer. Don't seal a nice shiny new stone! Only if you are out to keep the color bright every so often as the case may be in your area.
What you put around the stone will determine the wear and tear , for instance pea gravel will keep a new shiny look for years it and doesn't track in, where as granite is very abrasive and tracks and wears through the finish sooner. Setting in dirt and lawn looks and wears well. On a mound or as a center piece near a shrub experiences little wear and will usually look new longer. You may also set in concrete. A sidewalk, driveway or patio are common settings.
Wipe the stone with salad oil so it cleans off and wipe it down after the concrete work as soon as possible. If you have purchased a light weight mold and have colored your own stone feel free to call or e-mail us.
our web site may also offer some useful information http://www.DesignsinMasonry.com
Jack Rodgers~R & D