This is the second of two articles that illustrates why it is very important to work with a good masonry contractor who specializes with flagstone. We discuss laying flagstone on a 48-foot long S-shaped front path in the Washington DC area. Dimensions of S-Shaped Front Entrance Path
- On the street side, the base is 7-feet long to accommodate people getting out of the car,
- At the narrowest section, it is 48 inches wide to allow two people to walk shoulder to shoulder, and
- At the front steps, its about 6 feet wide.
- Pennsylvania Select Blue 1.5 inches thick,
- Random rectangular pattern,
- Hand picked to match Pennsylvania Select Blue flagstone on porch,
- Grout to match that on porch, and
- Installed per landscape plan on concrete base.
- Get at least three recent references,
- By all means go see the a masonry contractor's work,
- If the masonry firm can't provide you with references, then move on,
- When you go to their previous jobs, observe the size of the job. Is it comparable to what you want him to do?
- Talk to the owners an get their take on how the job went, and also,
- Visit a masonry contractor who is on an current job.