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Poor masonry work on a chimney (or a chimney that is in major need of repair) can be problematic and could potentially cause a house fire. This is not something you want to have to worry about! This is why, if your chimney is in poor condition, you want to consider having it repaired today. You may not be aware of it, but here at A Stone’s Throw, we can conduct some of your chimney repairs! We have the ability to provide a vast variety of masonry work, so be sure to reach out to us with your requests. One main repair we can completeRead More →

2020-10-20
sunflower table - swerl design

We are excited to announce a new business adventure! Over the past year, we have been looking for a way to showcase Jason’s love for working with stone and Dave’s love for working with wood and with that we would like to introduce you to Swerl Designs, LLC. Swerl Designs, LLC combines woodworking and stone work to create some truly unique home décor. We can make just about any type of home décor including dining room tables, accent tables, lamps and many more items that we haven’t even designed yet! If you have an idea for an accent piece you want in your home, don’tRead More →

2020-09-23
retaining walls beside garage

How many times do you deal with water in your basement because of water runoff from a hill on your property? Maybe it doesn’t end up in your basement, but it can cause a muddy mess if not taken care of.  Or maybe you’re just looking to add an attractive element to your home, whatever your reasoning, adding a retaining wall to your hardscape has many benefits. Let’s discuss… Water Runoff If you struggle with water runoffs when it’s raining, a retaining wall can actually help reduce the speed and flow of that water. Say for instance, you want your water runoff to not goRead More →

2020-08-18
pergola and patio furniture

First, what is a pergola? A pergola in essence is a type of gazebo that is usually open lattice or cross beams. It provides the opportunity to support flowers with vines and creates natural and beautiful shade. Where would you add a pergola to your outdoor living space? Generally a pergola is a feature that you would add onto your patio. There are also options for one to be added to a walkway which would give extra shade for the walkway. A pergola can be constructed out of a variety of materials include wood, aluminum, fiberglass, vinyl and more! Depending on what type of materialRead More →

2020-07-14
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With everyone being at home, having pools installed is very popular this year. Many pool companies that we work with, are booked through the rest of the summer and beyond installing pools. In addition to installing a pool, something else you’ll want to add is a beautiful patio around it for lounging and entertaining purposes. There are a variety of hardscaping material to use around the pool and when deciding what the best option is, there are a few things you want to think about. It doesn’t get slippery when wet. This could cause many injuries that you shouldn’t have to deal with. The materialRead More →

2020-06-10
Gardening tools and a straw hat on the grass in the garden

Chances are, being stuck at home is making you walk around your house and you’re realizing you need to do something with your yard. Even if you’re planning on having us do your hardscaping project, adding a garden is something you can in your free time! This month, we’re providing a few tips on how to pick the right flowers for your garden. There are many types of flowers and bushes out there, and it can be very overwhelming when it comes to deciding what to incorporate. Let’s see if we can help you narrow your selection down! Location You first need to think aboutRead More →

2020-05-21

I think it is perfect timing to take a break from advertising my business for this month, and pay tribute to my hero, Nancy Kurtz.  My aunt has been serving patients at the Reading Hospital for over 30 years now, and continues to serve her patients faithfully every day.  I think it is important at this time in the world, to acknowledge and recognize the work that the healthcare professionals so and the services they provide on a daily basis, especially now. I’m sure it is very unsettling, if not downright scary, to head into work and go through all these new protocols, just toRead More →

2020-04-13
stone patio wall

Even if you have a paver patio, over time you may find that you no longer like the look of it, or you want to increase your outdoor living space by adding on to it. For times like this, it may be time to update your patio. A Stone’s Throw can help! Time for something new? While pavers can last a very long time, sometimes something we liked one day, we discover years later we want something new. This happens with many updates we make in our house, so why should your patio be any different? If you’re ready for something new, here at ARead More →

2020-03-16
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Many of us are happy that this winter hasn’t been too bad weather-wise, but let’s be honest all of us are still looking forward to the upcoming spring and summer seasons! These seasons are a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. One way many of us do this is by spending time on our patios and porches. On those really hot days, the thought of turning on an oven in our house is not so appealing, and many of us just head outdoors and turn on the grill. What would you think about turning that outdoor grilling up a notch by havingRead More →

2020-02-17
A Stone's Throw Landscapers and Hardscapers provide many varieties of hardscaping and landscaping projects to Allentown, Wyomissing, Leesport, and Hamburg PA like outdoor lighting, masonry, custom outdoor spaces, and tons of outdoor projects you can decide!

One great way to add curb appeal to your home is by improving the look of your mailbox. Let’s be honest, many mailboxes look generic and boring. Those same mailboxes are attached to a metal or wooden post that could potentially be ruined if someone would accidentally hit it. Or then there are those plastic ones, they are less than desirable. In the end, there are many reasons why you would want to consider upgrading the look of your mailbox. Whatever your reasoning for wanting to improve the look, here at A Stone’s Throw we can handle the job! Whether you want natural stone orRead More →

2020-01-20