Bluestone: A Touch of Tranquility
Blue is the color of peace and calm, which is likely part of why you chose bluestone for your patio, entryways, exterior steps and other outdoor living areas. It’s a welcoming look. Of course, without proper maintenance, the sense of tranquility bluestone creates can be lost.
Why Bluestone Needs Maintenance
The distinctive earthy blue color is common to both sandstone from Pennsylvania and limestone from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Capturing the majesty of the Appalachian region, both varieties of bluestone are as strong as they are striking. Yet their beauty can be lost due to:
Grime. The sealant has a tendency to collect dirt, calcium residue and debris, discoloring or staining the surface.
Fungi. Mold and mildew can grow easily outdoors, especially in high humidity and low sun exposure, and create ugly stains.
Erosion. Over time, rain, freezing and foot traffic can erode the surface and cause flaking, encouraging separation.
While bluestone is not very porous, making it somewhat resistant to staining, any natural stone can stain from household cleaning solutions. That’s why professional cleaning is recommended.
Stone Restoration Services Beautifies and Protects Your Bluestone
When you choose SRS, you can rest assured that the beauty of your bluestone and the sense of tranquility it creates will be preserved for years to come.
Basic Bluestone Cleaning and Sealing
Our cleaning process includes a deep wash using a strong but gentle mold and mildew treatment solution, followed by a thorough rinse to bring out the stone’s brilliant blue.
Once clean, we apply a professional-grade sealant that will preserve the stone’s bold, blue earth tones, protect the surface and make everyday cleaning easier.
All Stone Restoration Services Sealers have a 5-Year Guarantee
Other Bluestone Services
For deeply stained grout, we use a safe but powerful cleaning solution and gently abrasive brushes to completely scrub out the discoloration, bringing out the grout’s original color.
It’s natural for cracks and gaps to develop in the grout between pavers over time. We use an exterior-grade epoxy to rebuild the grout, preventing water access that can cause separation.
Water, debris, and soil erosion will cause your pavers to separate and become uneven. We can put them back together with a perfect fit and a long-lasting bond on an even plane.
Even with a relatively modest impact, bluestone tiles can chip or crack. We use a special epoxy for bluestone tiles that can repair the damage and match their natural color.