Nowadays, there is a significant demand for natural stone installation and its continue to grow. That is why Action Home Services is now offering natural stone and flagstone installation services. So, what is the flagstone?In comparison to the majority of interlocking bricks, flagstone is a natural stone. In others words, it is the sedimentary stone which has been cut and calibrated. There are different size, shapes, and colours of flagstone. Since it is a natural stone, there is no manufacturer of this stone. However different suppliers may have various types of stones. Pale colours and resistance to weather made these stones popular across Ontario.

Flagstone Installation

Depending on the specific needs of the customer and other factors, Action Home Services will find the best method of installation of the flagstone. The flagstone or natural stone may be installed on top of the screening or concrete base. In both situations, the sub base has to be prepared in a similar way as preparing the base for the interlocking pavers. The soil has to be excavated by at least 6 inches or more depending on the type of soil. Then hard rock and screening material have to be added. After this, concrete is formed and paved. Once the concrete cures, flagstone could be installed. It is important to add some cement underneath each flagstone to make sure that the flagstone can stick to the concrete. Finally, gaps between flagstone need to be filled with cement or polymeric sand.

Different Natural Stones

There are a lot of different shapes and colours of flagstone, however the most popular ones are random flagstone and calibrated & cut flagstones from Banas Stone. Each of these flagstones has its own positive and negative sides. For instance, random flagstone is relatively cheap, and it is sold by weight. Also, it has a variety of different colours which you will not find from other companies.  The interesting fact about random flagstone is that it is almost impossible to find two stone of the same colour. On the other hand, calibrated stones are easier to install and have square or rectangle shapes. Besides, you will be able to find two stone of the same or very similar colour, so it is easier to match it to your house colour. Both of these stone looks great, so every homeowner has to choose the flagstone which suits their needs the most.

Flagstone Porch

The narrow pack joints of flagstone make it a superior option when it comes to building materials for porches. Instead of water running off of the porch, the narrow packed joints allow it to permeate. Flagstone is also incredibly durable and it can be laid dry for a permeable surface. The permeable surface allows grass, moss and ground to be grown between the stones of the porch, making it great for the environment. Aside from all of the other benefits, flagstone porches have a very natural look because of their shape and earthy shades used. The most common types of flagstone used for porches are sandstone, slate and limestone. Flagstone porches are durable, naturally slip-resistant and will last you for years to come.

Flagstone Repair

Over time flagstone can become loose from the mortar or the flagstone can start to degrade after years of use, if this has happened to your flagstone, you can have it repaired and make it look as good as the day it was first installed. AHS has been in the flagstone business for years, so if you have any flagstone on your property that needs to be repaired AHS can handle the job. Flagstone repair is an affordable and well-priced service that will level out all uneven interlocking surfaces. Whether you have a flagstone porch, steps, walkway or installed an interlocking paver driveway that needs repair, our team of experts is equipped with the experiences and expertise needed to get the job done. 

Flagstone Contractor in Toronto and GTA

Action Home Services is an experienced and flagstone contractor serving Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Scarborough, Brampton, Mississauga, Burlington, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Milton, Oakville, Aurora, Caledon, Pickering, Whitchurch – Stouffville, Ajax, Whitby, New Market.

We also can help you with:

  • Flagstone Installation & Repair
  • Natural Steps Installation & Repair
  • Pool Copings Installation & Repair
  • Flagstone Design
  • Flagstone Pressure Washing & Sealing