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18 01, 2020

How to Maintain and Keep Your Outdoor Fireplace Clean

2020-01-20T00:44:20-05:00By |Enjoying Our Creation, Maintenance|

It’s important to keep your outdoor fireplace well-maintained for both aesthetic and safety reasons.

We suggest are some tasks that you could do every time you use your fire place, others less frequently.

For wood-burning fireplaces:

How to maintain your outdoor Fireplance

Inspect the firescreen for damage.

    • Use a broom or outdoor wet-dry vacuum to clean debris, soot and leaves from the fireplace
    • There is no set time as to when you should clean your chimney;  the buildup of creosote is the residue of burning wood.  If you only use your fireplace a few times a month you might not have to call in a professional cleaner as often as those who use it every week or more.  After using your fireplace for a full year check with a professional for an assessment of the chimney’s condition.
    • Inspect your fireplace’s screen for dents, scratches or other deterioration that may lead to rust from Atlanta’s changing seasons.

For gas-burning fireplaces:

    • Always check that the gas is off before you leave.
    • Clean the burners with a cloth or soft-bristle brush to keep them free of soot. Always check manufacturer instructions to ensure you don’t void your warranty.

If you see nearby vegetation beginning to overgrow, cut it back promptly. The fireplace bricks must be free of weeds and grass; plant roots can cause damage if they come up through any natural cracks in the stone.

6 11, 2019

Time for some fall fun gathering around your Atlanta fire pit!

2020-01-08T21:49:17-05:00By |Enjoying Our Creation, Residential|

This is the perfect season for enjoying your backyard fire pit. The weather in Atlanta is cool enough to don heavy sweaters and huddle close to family and friends. Whether you fire pit is gas, propane or wood burning, grab some good food, good music and good people to enjoy the autumn weather.

Here are a few ideas:

Have a S’mores Party! Graham crackers, chocolate bars and gooey marshmallows are de rigueur for campfire style fun. Ask your guests to bring creative ingredients to add to their S’more and judge the best taste of the evening! (Hint: We LOVE adding a Reese’s Candy Cup instead of the regular chocolate bar!)

Go camping in your own backyard!

Grab some sleeping bags or a pup-tent, stay up and tell ghost stories and then sleep under the stars with the warmth of the firepit to keep you cozy.

Have a post-Halloween costume party.

After all the candy is collected gather around the firepit and have each guest strut their stuff in their Halloween costume. String orange fairy lights to add to the ambiance. Winners get a special bag of sugary treats. A few scary stories and some hot cocoa will add to the festivities.

7 03, 2018

Beautify your outdoor living spaces with Stone or Concrete Pavers

2019-12-17T18:42:29-05:00By |Building and Design|

Considering new or updated pavers for your home? They are a great option for your patio, entrance or driveway. Pavers are durable, slip resistant and may simulate the look of natural stone. The colors, textures, shapes and their combinations can provide a limitless choice to complement any home and landscape.

Concrete pavers are a terrific choice for driveways. Not only are they visually appealing, but the individual pavers can be replaced easily if repairs are ever necessary. Properly installed by Atlanta’s StoneAge Stone and Landscaping Contracting professionals, they will not shift, crack or settle under normal vehicle traffic.