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Bluestone or paver patio?

Posted by jerseygirl66 (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 28, 07 at 16:56

I have the option of using 1 1/2" - 2" random patterned bluestone or pavers on a 8" bed of crushed stone. I already have about 20% of the bluestone needed from an existing patio that we pulled up for construction. The price would be the same for either one - landscape installer is cutting the price for the bluestone to that of pavers because he and the landscape designer think it would look better. I live in northern NJ. It's about 470 sf, irregular shaped.

We just built the house and we plan on staying, so I want something that will last and be low maintenance.

Any thoughts on either material?


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RE: Bluestone or paver patio?

Dear Jerseygirl,

I've heard that the bluestone while extremely beautiful has a tendency to crack over time in the Northern climates from the temperature fluctuations, being that it's typically a little thinner than flagstone or pavers.

I guess you could always replace any cracked or broken piences as they occur/if they occur.

In terms of sheer beauty I think the bluestone, from a personal standpoint, outshines the more serviceable pavers.

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