"StixnStones" Blog

Garden Stone Path Ideas and Gallery!

Posted by Heather Magone on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 @ 13:03 PM

Every garden should have a pathway.  A pathway offers people a place to walk on and adds a sense of enchantment that inspires people to enjoy the beauty around them.  A path can be straight or winding.  You can design your pathway to lead to certain elements in your space.  Life is full of paths; it’s time to design your own.  At Pioneer, you'll find the widest selection of quality landscape products available anywhere. From mulches to moss rock, garden stone to gravel, we've got it in stock at competitive prices!

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Tags: Tumbled Travertine, Premium Grade Travertine, Paving Stones, Outdoor Living, natural stone, Brick, Outdoor Space, garden stone pathways

Inspiring Before and After Stone Veneer Projects

Posted by Heather Magone on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 @ 11:03 AM


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Tags: Tumbled Travertine, Tumbled Marble, Stone Veneer, natural stone, Travertine, before and after stone veneer, manufactured stone


Posted by Heather Magone on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 @ 15:02 PM
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Tags: Premium Grade Travertine, Building Material, Supplier Qualities, Travertine, Commercial Grade Travertine, Professional Contractor

Introducing Bradstone by Nicolock

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Tags: Paving Stones, Paving Company, Nicolock Permeable Pavers

What Precautions Should You Take When Pouring Concrete in the Winter?

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Wed, Jan 4, 2012 @ 14:01 PM

While you may be presented with some challenges when pouring concrete in colder temperatures, many often find that the extra effort and additional procedures taken pay off in the end. In the winter & colder temperatures, concrete must be continuously protected from freezing and freeze-thaw cycles in its early stages. Extra steps must be taken to ensure that the concrete doesn’t get cold too quickly, which would result in the concrete weakening, increasing the risk for cracking and breaking. By taking certain precautions, you can pour concrete in the winter.

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Tags: Ready-Mix Concrete, Pouring Concrete, Hydration

Tips to Enjoy Your Winter Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Mon, Dec 19, 2011 @ 14:12 PM

You’ve put time and effort into creating perfect living quarters to relax in during the summer months, and while you may not hear many people say ‘let’s go outside!’ as the temperatures continue to drop, there are still ways you can enjoy your outdoor space in this cold weather. Here are some simple tips you can utilize to get the most out of your cozy outdoor spaces.

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Tags: Outdoor Living, Winter Landscape, Fireplace, Outdoor Space, Decorating

Evening Star Lighting

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Wed, Dec 7, 2011 @ 13:12 PM

You all have them – gorgeous hardscape designs, eye catching landscapes, beautiful, enticing decks and walkways. After putting the time and the money into features such as these to glorify your home, why not show them off? With Evening Star Lighting, you can magnify the already existing visual appeal of the landscape designs and outdoor displays you have surrounding your home with subtle, elegant illumination. Reap the benefits of the low voltage architectural accent lighting products ideal for your concrete pavers, landscape walls, columns, decking, deck rails, and docks. We recently had a seminar at Pioneer with Evening Star Lighting, and would like to share some information about this exciting product line with you.

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Tags: Evening Star Lighting, Outdoor Living, Outdoor Space

Does Rock Salt Harm Concrete?

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 @ 11:11 AM

What effect does a common chemical deicer have on concrete surfaces? It is widely known that deicers containing ammonium nitrate and/or ammonium sulfate will chemically attack concrete. However, chemical deicers such as sodium chloride (rock salt), calcium chloride, urea, potassium chloride, and their combinations do not chemically attack concrete.

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Tags: Deicers, Rock Salt, Urea, Seasonal Building Supplies, Winter Deicing Agent, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Chloride

Decorative Fall Looks For Your Porch

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 @ 14:10 PM
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Tags: Outdoor Living, Outdoor Space, Decorating, Safety

BWI Commercial Doors

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Wed, Oct 12, 2011 @ 13:10 PM

BWI Commercial makes commercial doors lively and inviting. You shouldn’t have to compromise style and elegance for safety and BWI Commercial understands that and makes it possible for you to have all of your desired elements in one door. Ideal for any setting, BWI Commercial’s line of Mesker, Masonite, TruStile, Lemieux and Mohawk doors provide durability, insulation, style, and safety in a wide variety of color options and finishes. Also available are outstanding frames and door hardware, guaranteeing all of your door needs will be met. In addition, BWI Commercial supports green building and sustainability.

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Tags: Doors, Interior Doors, Frames, Supplier, Moulding, BWI Commercial Doors