Depending on the type of stone and its application, it can last hundreds or even thousands of years. Proper maintenance can extend their lifespan, making them a timeless addition to any landscape or construction project.
Yes, sealing is generally recommended for most natural stones, especially those used in high-traffic areas. Sealing helps protect the stone from staining, erosion, and weather damage.
The best base for stones often depends on their type, size and arrangement. Generally, for outdoor paving, a base layer of compacted gravel topped with a layer of sand is usually recommended. This provides stability, aids drainage, and helps prevent uneven settling and cracking.