Flagstone Patio Contractor Northern Virginia DC is Phoenix Home Services. We have been building quality flagstone patios in Northern Virginia and Washington DC for many years. When we started our company we were primarily focused on building and installing patio projects. Over the years our business has grown to become one of the area’s largest flagstone patio contractors. Our foundation in masonry projects comes to life when you look for a patio contractor. Our expert masons can install stone. It’s the attention to detail that sets Phoenix Home Services apart from all the other general contractors that build flagestone patios. Just take a look at a few of our recent projects and you will see the Phoenix difference. Though are design and installations of flagstone patios are award winning, we offer so much more.
Installing A Flagstone Patio
Phoenix Home Services grades their projects ¼´per foot to drain the water away from your home. All gutter down spouts, sump pump discharge lines, and other drainage features are then installed below your concrete. Before the concrete installation is started, we will have you give us your final approval of your patio. It is very easy to change the forms at this point so if you want to make some last-minute changes they can be made easily. The design mix of the concrete that will be poured to make your patio or walkway base is very important. Some contractors like to use metal reinforcement with a gravel base. Since we are going to give you the best warranty in the Northern Virginia area, we like to use a 4000 psi, air entrained fiberglass reinforced concrete, with a base, with gravel only used to level deep spots.After your stone, has been selected, it is then set in Portland cement, water and sand. Each piece of stone is set to the proper grade and then the joints are filled in with the Portland and sand mix. The final process includes acid washing your patio to clean and remove excess mortar from the stone.
Pennsylvania Flagstone As A Patio Material
At Phoenix Home Services, we prefer Pennsylvania flagstone over most flagging stones. One of the reasons is Pennsylvania flagstone is naturally strong, and will withstand Northern Virginia’s climate. Pennsylvania flagstone is a unique sand stone found only in Northeastern Pennsylvania and South Central New York. Pennsylvania flagstone comes to us in two forms.
Patterned Or Square Cut Flagstone
Patterned flagstone that quarry men cut into sizes ranging from 12”x12” to 36”x24” are common sizes. Patterned flagstone has a uniform shape of squares and rectangles which gives your home a formal look. Pennsylvania patterned flag stone comes in three types natural cleft OC (all colors including green, blue, gold, and lilac), Premium blue, and Pennsylvania thermal flagstone.
Thermal Cut Flagstone
Thermal cut flagstone is a bit different than natural cleft flagstone, thermal flagstone is cut in a way to remove the natural cleft in the surface. The process to create thermal cut flagstone leaves a uniform surface that is created by using water that is absorbed into the stone and then applying heat to kick of the quarry marks and imperfections to leave a very smooth finished stone product. Though Thermal Cut Flagstone is more expensive than natural cleft flagstone the money at the end or the day may be worth it.
Irregular Flagstone is another variety of flagstone that can be used for your patio project. This second option, irregularly shaped flagstone which comes straight out of Pennsylvania on stand-up pallets. Our masons use this to form patios with a more natural look. Other flag stone options include Tennessee buff, Tennessee blue, Colorado red, Tennessee plum, and Carolina rose. Additional care should be taken with the latter group, as they are not as strong as Pennsylvania flagstone.
Viewing Your Flagstone Before Installation
On most occasions, we counsel our clients to visit local stone yard to see the multicolored nature of flagstone. Stone is a natural product that can vary in color from pallet to pallet. Once laid, the different hues complement each other to create a beautiful canvas that will become your back-yard patio. Picking your pallets before they are set in your patio is a good idea.
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Award Winning Flagstone Patio Contractor
Phoenix Home Services can custom build your new flagstone patio project. Our company is a great general contractor in Northern Virginia and can handle a wide range of patio projects. Phoenix Home Services is licensed in both Virginia and Washington DC. In Virginia Phoenix holds a class A contractor’s license by the DPOR with a HIC (Home Improvement Contractor) RBC (Residential Building Contractor) LSC (land Scraping Contractor) and CBC (Commercial Building Contractor) classification. In The District Of Columbia Phoenix maintains a contractor’s license through the DCRA. We hold certificates for workman’s compensation insurance, and general liability insurance. Phoenix is a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating and also has an A rating on Aggies’s list. Flagstone patios add functional living space and value to your home. Each flagstone patio Phoenix builds is compatibly priced to fit the project, and we can build your patio to fit your price range. Each flagstone patio Phoenix Home Services builds is a custom project; we do not install anything than the best quality flagstone. Phoenix employees are some of the masons in The Northern Virginia and Washington DC area. Our foremen have the ability to perform superior job site management and customer relations. Phoenix offers a full 2 year warranty on all the flagstone patios we build. You will only pay the final check on your patio after Phoenix passes all inspections if needed, and you are satisfied.
Popular Flagstone Patio Options
When designing your flagstone patio you may want to include some pretty nice up grades. One these upgrades include building a wood or gas fire place that can be built into your new flagstone patio.What would be better than a outdoor kitchen on your new flagstone patio? Phoenix can install lighting systems, and wire your new patio with speakers. Our company also If you are considering building Flagstone that is elevated we have master masons to finish that type of patio.We can also install a new flagestone patio below a deck , or add lead walkways to egress your patio to your driveway.
Where Phoenix Builds Flagstone Patios
Phoenix builds all types of flagstone patios in Northern VA, and Washington DC. If you live in the Fairfax County, Arlington County, Loudoun county, Prince William County, Washington DC, or Alexandria city area, then we are the contractor that can get your flagstone patio built. We have built flagstone patios If you Live in the Nothern Virginia area including Fairfax county, Arlington County, Loudoun County, Prince William County Washington DC, or Alexandria City, then we are the contractor that can do get it done in Annandale, Ashburn, Aldie, Arcola, Burke, Broadlands , Brambleton , Bristow, Broadlands, Dulles, Dumfries, Newington , Countryside, Centerville, Chantilly, Clifton, Haymarket, Herndon, Falls Church, Gainesville, Great Falls, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Old Town Alexandria, Mount Vernon, Mclean, Lorton, Lansdowne, Middleburg, Oak Hill ,Oakton, Leesburg, Potomac Falls, Herndon, Tysons Corner, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Manassas Park, Lake Manassas, Dale City, Springfield, Sterling, Sterling Park, South Riding, Stone Ridge, Reston, North Reston,, Vienna, Woodbridge, and Triangle Virginia. The District of Columbia in Washington, DC includes neighborhoods such as Northwest DC, Northeast DC, Southeast DC, Southwest, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant, Downtown, Circle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Logan Circle, West End, Cathedral Heights, Cleveland Park, Foxhall, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Massachusetts Heights, Spring Valley, and Capitol Hill.
Award Winning Flagstone Patio Contractor
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the distinguished Angie’s List Super Service Award for Masonry for the past two years. We also take pride in our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Furthermore we can provide you with personal testimonials and references upon request. Our Credentials and Testimonials can also be found online. Please call us today to set up a Free Consultation and Estimate at 703-543-6929.