Paving Stone Patio - San Jose
Calstone is a Popular Choice
Tan Red Charcoal is a popular color that Calstone offers and here's a pretty paving stone patio built with the mission stone series by Calstone. This particular patio is for a client of ours from last year. We built their driveway and walkways using a different color and style paving stone, which complimented the front of the house. For the patio, however; this tan red charcoal was the way to go.
We used Red Brick for the Concrete Patio
This paver patio is located in San Jose, Ca. near Camden Avenue. The back aggregate-concrete patio has a lot of red brick trim and the small rocks within the aggregate have red, charcoal, greys, and browns. The columns are made of brick and the pool coping was built years ago with a brick bullnose so, it just made sense to build something within that color scheme.
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Building a Sitting Wall with Roman Stone
A strategically placed sitting wall that hugs the perimeter, offers a relaxing place to sit under the redwood tree while the gas fire pit will offer a campfire sort of feel for the owners. Calstone offers a Roman Stone wall in matching colors and you can also special order the Roman stone walls non-tumbled, as shown here.
Otherwise the roman stone walls are made tumbled and chipped to produce a broken-in, weathered effect. The nice thing about the roman stone walls is they look the same on all four sides, which make for great sitting walls and garden walls. Retaining wall blocks, on the other hand, look nice in the front, but very industrial in the back (not all of them, but many).
Playing Around with the Border Pavers
One thing we decided to do was to play around with the border pavers. We mixed it up a bit; using a single border on one side and a double border on the other and an intricate border along the gazebo. Alongside some of the borders on the landscape side and walkway sides of this patio, we used the same roman stone blocks as the sitting wall to create a nice accent and allow for future landscaping. The nice thing with that is the blocks create a garden bed and all one has to do is add some potting soil and plants. The difference in height from the hard ground to the top part of the wall block is perfect for season flowers.