Mary and her husband live in the Sandpiper Bay neighborhood of Port Saint Lucie. They have lived in their home for around 25 years. When they originally moved into this quadruplex, the patio had wooden slats that laid over the dirt to create their front patio area. This setup would not last long. Mary decided to have the gorgeous and unique flagstone installed. The man she hired to do the job was a semi-retired stonemason from Italy. During his career, he focused on the stonework of churches throughout Sicily. This skilled man installed the stone and did a beautiful job on the patio. Not only did he lay the flooring, but he also built a BBQ Grill, planter, and accent wall all out of this beautiful flagstone to complete the patio. “During the time he spent working on the job, he had opera playing loudly outside while he worked. That’s the colorful part of the story besides the stone.” Said, Mary
As time seems to do, it took a toll on this area and Mary and her husband wanted to bring back its natural beauty. After many years and many attempts at cleaning up these stones, it was time to give this area a full rejuvenation. They did not specifically use the patio much due to its direct sunlight, but they wanted it to look as beautiful as possible. It was their view and what they looked at day after day. Mary knew it was time to bring out this patio’s full potential.
After a year of contemplation, Mary came across an advertisement for Perfect Paver on her Facebook Feed. She took a look at the website and was very impressed. She decided to give them a call. Mary was put on the schedule and Ethan and Jarrod were the technicians assigned to the job. Immediately upon arrival, Ethan could visualize and understand the full potential of this project. He saw the beautiful flagstone and all the care and skill that went into creating this area. Unfortunately, this space had become very overgrown with weeds, mold and dirt. It had organic growth as well as failed sealer. The first step would be to get the area all cleaned up.
Ethan and Jarrod knew what this job would entail and came up with a game plan. They explained the steps to Mary, and they discussed all expectations and details. The first step would be to remove any of the old sealer that had been left in the past. There had previously been other attempts at restoration projects, but none of them made Mary or her husband 100% satisfied. The old sealer was removed revealing a fresh pallet to work on. The joints in the stone had old mortar in them that had broken down over the years. The technicians decided to blow out all of this old and broken-down mortar and replace it with tan poly sand that matched the flagstone and original mortar. After sanding, the final step was to seal everything in. The technicians decided on an enhanced sealer that brought out the beautiful colors and patterns of the flagstone revealing its natural beauty.
Mary and her husband are so delighted with the results. The restoration did not stop at the flooring, but continued on to the BBQ, planter and accent wall. These areas were brought back to their original beauty and function. “Where the stones had started to separate, they did such a great job of filling these cracks in with the perfect color sand,” said Mary. Not only were Mary and her husband pleased with the results, but with the excellent customer service from everyone at Perfect Paver. “Ethan was a doll and so easy to work with. He explained things well and did a great job. It was delightful working with him and in the 25 years of living in this house, he was one of the best workers we have ever had”, Said Mary
This job was a perfect combination of great communication from the homeowners and technicians mixed with superb results. Ethan stated, “It was definitely a great experience working with them and I am very proud of the final results.” The before compared to the after was remarkable and the natural beauty of the flagstone was brought back to life. It was a job the original installer would have been so pleased with. The only thing these techs were missing was the sound of opera music playing in the background.