Having stone pillars at the ends of your driveway can create a very elegant look. Many people do not realize that stone pillars are not made entirely of stone. The pillars are typically made of brick that has stone facing attached to it. If you want to have stone pillars created at the end of your driveway, use the guide below to learn what to expect during the creation process.
You Need to Decide How Large You Want the Pillars to Be
The first thing you need to do is you need to decide how large you want the pillars to be. You do not want them to be so tall that they look like an eyesore rather than a dignified addition to your landscaping. You also do not want them to be so wide that they look like you only built half of a wall, rather than the pillars you are wanting to create. When you meet with the masonry contractor, he or she should be able to give you suggestions for how wide and how tall the pillars should be.
Consider Where You Want the Pillars to Be Placed
Next, you need to decide exactly where you want the pillars to be placed. You want to be sure that they are far enough away from the road that they do not block your line of vision when you are trying to leave your driveway. If you are unsure, get in your car and pull to the end of your driveway. Have someone stand on either side of the car to determine how far back the pillars would need to be to allow you to still have a clear view of the road.
Determine What Type of Stone You Want to Use on the Pillars
Finally, you need to decide what type of stone you want the masonry contractor to use on the columns. You need to be sure that the stone will complement the color of your home and that the stones are not so large that they make the columns look short and stumpy. When you go to a stone dealer, they should be able to tell you what stones are found throughout the region where you live. Using locally sourced stone can give the columns a more finished look.
Once all of these decisions have been made, the contractor will be able to start creating the columns right away. It is important to realize that he or she will have to level the ground before they start creating the column, so the end of your driveway may look a little messy for the few days it takes for the contractor to create the columns for you.
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