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Grand Opening ~ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thank You to the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and all our customers, family, friends and colleagues for helping us celebrate the Grand Opening of Our New Location with a Ribbon Cutting… READ MORE


 
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Some Of Our Latest Commercials

We have so much fun shooting our commercials! And we truly believe the products we offer are the best, so we’re always excited to share them with you. Here are just a few of the recent commercials we’ve done… READ MORE


 
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Stone Definitions

Flagstone, Steppers, Veneers, Full Veneer, Thin Veneer, Façade, Wainscot. What are the meanings of all of these? Some people can become confused when talking about their projects, and the contractor or the supplier may end up installing the wrong product… READ MORE


 
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Our New Location

On November 1st, 2015 Great Lakes Stone moved to a new, bigger location at 4915 Rice Lake Road. We are so excited to expand and better serve all of our customers. Stop by and see us!… READ MORE


 
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DIY Rustic Garden Wall Under $300

Putting a personal touch in your back yard with a Rustic Stone Garden Wall is easier and less expensive than most people think. While it certainly is a good idea to consult with a contractor for larger walls, especially walls over 3’ that may require an engineer’s stamp of approval, many do-it-yourselfers… READ MORE


 
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DIY Rustic Garden Walkway: Under $200

Putting a personal touch in your back yard with a rustic stone walkway is easier and less expensive than most people think. While it certainly is a good idea to consult with a contractor for larger patios, or patios that need to be graded away from your foundation, many do-it-yourselfers… READ MORE


 
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Costly Mistakes

A reputable company built a chimney. They used Tyvek, then installed mesh and stone over that. They said… “It would have probably been a “LITTLE” less expensive to just add the weep system, instead of tearing down a chimney because it rotted out.” Think about what that must have cost… READ MORE


 
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Stone Maintenance & Care

Real Stone should need very little maintenance, if any. If you have a lot of dust around your place, rain usually takes care of it. Sometimes a good wash may be in order. Manufactured Stone should also be very low maintenance, but may be more susceptible to breaking if it is struck by a hard object… READ MORE


 
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Wall Preparation

Depending on the size of your wall, you may need a permit if you are in the city limits, check with your local building officials. Determine where your wall is going to be installed, using a hose or string laid out on the ground to get a visual idea what shape you want. If you … READ MORE


 
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Paver Preparation

To install concrete pavers for a walkway or patio, install over a packed base material. The prep work is the most important part of your walkway or patio. First, excavate approx 6” of soil from the area that you are going to apply the pavers… READ MORE


 
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Flagstone Preparation

There 3 common ways to install Flagstone… over concrete, commonly called “wet-set”, over a packed base material, and directly on the ground. Wet Set For a wet set application, the concrete base needs to be in place, and you apply stone using an exterior thinset material, or a mortar with polymer added to repel water… READ MORE