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Perfected for

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aving stones have a long history, very long. On every continent of the world there are many examples of the use of stones for building paths, roadways, walls and structures that are thousands of years old (think of the Appian Way, cobble stone streets in Europe). Fast forward to modern day and we are still using very similar materials with a similar building process. This shows us that when installed right these products can last a very long time. Look for a contractor who uses locally made paving stones to design and build the outdoor living space of your dreams and guarantee it for life. The most exciting aspect of interlocking paving stones are their versatility for design combined with their extreme strength and the lasting beauty this creates. When it comes to style a qualified professional can design a truly unique outdoor living space for your home. Many color blends are available to complement the color of your home, while layout and stone shape allow anywhere from a very natural look to something very clean and modern. This combined with a dark strong straight border or a soft curved organic edge designers are able to please. With a myriad of available options be sure to consult with an experienced designer. The strength of interlocking paving stones is one of the best features. Concrete slabs for driveways and walkways have a PSI of around 3,500. Our stones are manufactured to meet the ASTM standards (ASTM C-936) of at least 8,000 psi and normally test closer to 10,000. While strength is very important any material is only as good as the installation process. For this reason, look for a member of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), this trade association sets the standard for the correct installation process that ensures your patio or driveway will last a lifetime. Over many years this process has o n l i n e at p o r t l a n d h o m e m a g a z i n e . c o m

been perfected using the finest craftsmanship and attention to detail while using extremely sound materials. Ensuring this investment in your home provides many years of lasting usability and beauty. Last, is the green aspect of pavers. Since they last forever you won’t be filling up the landfills or paying the same environmental consequences with the multiple costs for manufacturing and shipping. The permeable aspect of pavers allows us to control rain-water runoff thus improving water quality and reducing erosion and

flooding. Certain paving systems used by Alpine significantly reduces pollutants in storm water, including sediment, nutrients, heavy metals, and oil and grease. So, it seems the Ancient civilizations had it right. Use natural materials with a tried and true installation process and enjoy the benefits forever. For more information you can contact Alpine Outdoor Living at 503-376-7146 or 360-719-2358 or visit their website at alpineoutdoorliving.com. CCB#200003 WA#ALPINOL851K6. J U NE / J U LY 2 0 1 6

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Portland Home June/July 2016  

Whether you're looking to remodel your entire home or you are interested in the latest trends in home fashion, interior design, kitchen appl...

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