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How London Stoneworks Protected a Client’s Bluestone Patio Installation from Stains
Halfway through the project, the client pointed out to Roger Essex, owner of London Stoneworks, that there was a flowering tree that was to going to hang out over the new patio and would eventually produce berries that would stain the bluestone pavers. Since Roger had initially scoped out the project in the fall, when the tree didn’t have any leaves, he hadn’t noticed it on his original site visits. Roger now had a serious issue on his hands. With the bluestone already onsite and partially installed, changing out the pavers for a darker stone that would not show the berry stains was not a viable option. The only option was to somehow protect the stone from staining.
After some initial research of his own, Roger decided to reach out to his landscape supply company representative, Marc Kwapinski of Lurvey Landscape Supply, to see if there was anything he could recommend. Since the client had specifically selected the bluestone for its look, Roger wanted a solution that would effectively seal the stone and protect it from stains, but without diminishing the stone’s natural look.
“In our own testing of the DuPont product, we knew that we had a superior solution that would perfectly address Roger’s issue,” said Marc Kwapinski. “It felt good to be able to provide Roger with a proven solution to effectively seal and protect the stone so that he could successfully complete the project.”
“It was very helpful to be able to show the client the sample of their actual bluestone pavers coated with the no gloss, semi-gloss and glossy options so that they could be a part of that selection process,” said Roger Essex. “Before Marc introduced me to the DuPont™ Paver Armor Pro™ products, I’m not sure if I knew of any other solution out there that would have provided the kind of stain protection my client needed while keeping the natural look of their selected stone.”
Liking the way it gave a slightly wet look to the stone, the client ended up selecting the DuPont™ Paver Armor Pro™ Premium Semi Gloss Color Enriching Sealer.
Application was simple. Once installation was complete, Roger’s team simply rolled on the DuPont™ Paver Armor Pro™ product – going back over any tricky areas with a brush. “The Paver Armor Pro™ product was very easy to work with,” said Essex. “It didn’t puddle like other products and because it is water-based it dried very quickly. We were able to apply two coats on the same day.”
Since 1978, Lurvey Landscape Supply and Garden Center has grown to be one of the nation's premier Landscape Distribution Centers with operations in Des Plaines & Volo, Ill., and Whitewater, Wis. As a company, Lurvey is dedicated to helping people improve their outdoor surroundings by providing quality landscape products and exceptional customer service.
Paver Armor Pro™, from the makers of DuPont™ StoneTech® Professional, is an advanced line of hardscapes products built with pros in mind. Paver Armor Pro™ products provide superior performance, backed by the same technology that protects the most sensitive natural stone—brought to you by DuPont, a brand you trust with a history of science-based innovation.
Paver Armor Pro™ products make it simple to choose the right product for your job with three easy categories: For more information on caring for your natural stone, visit www.paverarmorpro.com.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 20:16|