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Bluestone Masonry Philadelphia

Step into APS Masonry Contracting's guide to Bluestone Masonry in Philadelphia! 

Discover the practical elegance of bluestone and why it’s an integral part of Philadelphia's architectural landscape. Experience how bluestone transforms outdoor living spaces into functional and stylish areas.

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Bluestone Masonry Philadelphia

What is Bluestone?

Bluestone was formed about 345 to 370 million years ago, the sand-sized grains that compose bluestone were delicately deposited in the ancient Catskill Delta. Today, quarried predominantly in Pennsylvania, bluestone reveals its signature blue-gray hue—a result of its unique mineral blend. Widely used in landscaping, its cool blue tones, with hints of gray and brown, infuse outdoor spaces with a sense of tranquility and sophistication.

Pennsylvania bluestone is a sandstone of unparalleled beauty. There is a spectrum of hues, from rustic rust to serene blue, depending on the quarry's location. Meanwhile, Shenandoah bluestone, a limestone native to Virginia, starts its journey with a soft grayish-blue tint, evolving over time into a deeper, more mature gray.

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Bluestone Masonry Philadelphia

Types of Bluestone

When it comes to bluestone masonry, the variety of bluestone available is truly astounding. Some of the types of bluestone we work with include:

Natural Cleft Finish

Featuring a textured surface that highlights the stone's natural beauty, natural cleft bluestone is perfect for creating rustic patios, walkways, and steps.

Thermal Bluestone

Processed to achieve a uniform thickness and smooth surface, thermal bluestone offers a sleek and modern look ideal for contemporary outdoor spaces.

Pennsylvania Bluestone

Hailing from the Keystone State, Pennsylvania bluestone is prized for its durability and timeless appeal, making it a popular choice for a wide range of blue stone masonry projects.

Irregular Bluestone

With its irregular shapes and sizes, irregular bluestone adds a touch of character and charm to any outdoor setting, perfect for creating unique pathways and garden features. No matter your preference, our team is here to guide you in selecting the perfect bluestone for your project, guaranteeing that your vision becomes a reality with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship.


How is Bluestone Used?

Tired of the monotonous gray concrete landscape? Inject a touch of character with the subtle, wispy hues of blue stepping stones. Elevate your outdoor space with bluestone and add a dash of flair to your surroundings.

Bluestone isn't just a stone – it's an invitation to reimagine your outdoor living experience:

  • Patios: Craft a welcoming outdoor sanctuary with a bluestone patio, ideal for unwinding or hosting gatherings.
  • Walkways: Lead guests through your landscape with grace using elegant bluestone walkways that seamlessly blend with nature.
  • Driveways: Leave a lasting impression with a bluestone driveway, combining durability and sophistication to enhance your home's curb appeal.
  • Steps: Elevate both accessibility and aesthetics with meticulously crafted bluestone steps that harmonize with your home's architecture and landscape design.

At APS Masonry Contracting, our expert team is dedicated to bringing your vision to life with precision and care. With each bluestone installation, we strive to exceed expectations, making sure that your outdoor living space exudes both beauty and functionality.

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What are the Benefits of Bluestone?

Durability: Bluestone stands as a testament to resilience, weathering storms and seasons with unwavering strength. From scorching summers to freezing winters, bluestone remains steadfast, making sure your outdoor space remains as durable as it is beautiful.

Versatility: With bluestone, your landscaping dreams come to life in stunning detail. From sleek patios to winding walkways, bluestone effortlessly adapts to your vision, allowing for endless possibilities in design and layout.

Low Maintenance: Say goodbye to endless upkeep and hello to carefree beauty. Bluestone requires minimal maintenance, allowing you to spend less time on chores and more time enjoying your outdoor oasis.

Aesthetic Appeal: Step into a world of natural beauty with bluestone's beautiful blue-gray hues and intricate textures. Each stone tells a story, adding character and charm to every corner of your outdoor space.

Timelessness: Bluestone isn't just a choice; it's an investment in the timeless elegance of your property. With its classic allure, bluestone enhances the value and beauty of your home for years to come, guaranteeing a legacy of sophistication and style.


What is the Duration and Wearability of Bluestone?

In Philadelphia, where the weather is unpredictable and at times harsh. Durability and longevity of bluestone become invaluable in these conditions. Bluestone's exceptional strength guarantees that structures will withstand the elements for generations to come.

With minimal maintenance needed, bluestone remains not only durable but also retains its aesthetic appeal and functionality, making it an ideal and practical choice for outdoor projects in the city's ever-changing climate.

Why Choose APS Masonry Contracting for Your Bluestone Masonry Needs

Local Expertise: Our team possesses extensive knowledge of Pennsylvania's architectural styles and regulations, ensuring that your bluestone masonry seamlessly integrates with the surrounding landscape.

Craftsmanship: With years of experience in bluestone masonry construction and exterior remodeling, our seasoned team consistently delivers exceptional craftsmanship and innovative solutions to bring your vision to life.

Satisfied Customers: Don't just take our word for it—our satisfied clients speak volumes about our dedication to excellence. From glowing testimonials to successful case studies, our track record of customer satisfaction speaks for itself.