Category Archives: Building Stone

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Using Crushed Stone

Decorative crushed stone next to lawn and stone walkway

Landscaping with crushed stone isn’t as drab as it sounds. In fact, crushed stone is an incredibly versatile material that can be used from anything to water run off, to decoration, to filler between (and under) pavers. It is durable, tactile, and is perfect for ground cover, or in walkways where controlling weeds is an issue.

Replacements for Stoneyhurst Building Stone

Exterior gray stone wall of home with windows

For years, Stoneyhurst Quarry was one of several quarries producing the most dominant building stone in the Washington, DC area. The quarry was located near Potomac and was closed several years ago.  Stoneyhurst stone was predominantly brown and blue in color, readily available and located centrally for the residential boom that has taken place since the 1960’s.  Since the closing of the Stoneyhurst Quarry, architects, builders and masons have approached us, looking for stone with similar colors and features.