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21 W Booker Ave Wyandanch, NY 11798, United States
21 West Booker AvenueUSNew YorkWyandanch11798
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Masonry Supply Long Island - Island Block MFG specializes in Brick, Block, Paver, Cultured Stone, Bluestone, Nicolock,cambridge, Belgard, Capital and other Masonry Supply. Our company serves Long Island, New York and surrounding areas.
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Cambridge Cast Stone: Natural-Looking, Affordable Hardscaping

Pavers, or paving stones, give residential and commercial property owners throughout the tri-state area the ability to give their outdoor space a much more organic feel than poured concrete or wood decks are able to provide. Cast stone by Cambridge features colors and textures that resemble natural stone you would find in nature, and the products we offer here at Island Block & Masonry Supply give you the power to take your property from “nice” to stunningly gorgeous in just a few simple steps.
Cast Stone Stairs, Treads, Stepping Stones and other Cambridge products, such as retaining wallstone systems and permeable pavement systems are an affordable substitute for natural bluestone, granite and other natural stone materials. Cambridge cast stones are offered in a choice of colors inspired by their natural counterparts, and there’s a variety of options that coordinate with the styles and colors of other Cambridge pavingstone products.
Cambridge Cast Stone Stepping Stones, Step Set and Column Caps
There are few inexpensive outdoor features more functional and whimsical than stepping stones for your backyard, garden or other area. Cambridge stepping stones have the look and feel of completely natural stepping stone pathways, allowing you to decorate your outdoor space and/or provide a stone pathway over grass, pebbles or mulch that makes it easier for you (your guests and pets!) to navigate your property. These are available in chestnut, bluestone and boulder blend.
Cambridge’s four-piece step set would blend into the scenery perfectly on a trail hike anywhere in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and it will look just as natural in your outdoor space. Also available in bluestone, chestnut and boulder blend, this set is inspired by cliff outcrops, hillsides, mountain ridges, river banks and other bedrock formations. Each of the four pieces is unique, with distinctive characteristics that will help you form a natural set of stairs leading to your garden, sunken gathering area or other part of your outdoor oasis.
Cast-stone caps and stairs are ready to install and available individually or in a 4-step kit. The caps come in three styles (two sizes) that will help complete your Cambridge Wallstone and columns project.
Contact Long Island’s own Island Block & Masonry Supply today to discuss your needs with our experts.
- See more at: http://www.islandblockmfg.com/cambridge-cast-stone-natural-looking-affordable-hardscaping/#sthash.DuxLeKqD.dpuf
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News Feed Popular Paver Projects on Pinterest - Websites like Pinterest and other social media sites make it easier than ever for people to access a wealth of home improvement inspiration without ever leaving their houses. But there is nothing like seeing outdoor remodeling ideas in person at New York’s Island Block & Masonry Supply to notice the details of the products and design. In this blog we will cover a few of the most popular paving stone projects people posted ... http://ow.ly/2TytCW
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News Feed Weed Growth Prevention for Paving Stone Projects - So you are planning to build a paving stone patio: Have you taken measures to prevent weed growth? Hopefully an expert at a paving stone distributor warned you about the possibility of weeds sprouting between the pavers in your brand new pathway. Talk to someone at the Long Island, New York location of Island Block & Masonry Supply to find out how to eliminate the possibility of weeds growing in the joints of ... http://ow.ly/2SIn7Q
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News Feed Paver Patio DIY Project Guide - In Part I of our Do It Yourself Paving Stone Patio Project Tips blog, we shared a plan that would help do-it-yourselfers get started on strategizing and implementing their paver patio projects. As we said, these types of DIY projects require a lot of work- and patience- so we divided the process up among a few blogs in order to cover the main steps in more detail and not overwhelm you. In the first installment, we covered the fi... http://ow.ly/2R3LSl
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News Feed Paver Patio DIY Project Guide - In Part I of our Do It Yourself Paving Stone Patio Project Tips blog, we shared a plan that would help do-it-yourselfers get started on strategizing and implementing their paver patio projects. As we said, these types of DIY projects require a lot of work- and patience- so we divided the process up among a few blogs in order to cover the main steps in more detail and not overwhelm you. In the first installment, we covered the fi... http://ow.ly/2R1Em5
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Winter Weather Paving Stone Care for the Tri-State Area

If you reside in the Northeast anywhere in the tri-state area you were likely slammed with at least several inches (or feet) of snow this past week thanks to winter storm Juno. The experts here at Island Block & Masonry Supply on Long Island, New York receive a lot of questions on the maintenance required to properly care for their paver driveways, pathways and patios during the nasty winter weather.
If you make the investment to have hardscaping of some type installed on your property, it only makes sense that you would be concerned about protecting that investment.
Here are some paver driveway care tips for surviving winter in the tri-state area.
We offer Cambridge paving stones at Island Block & Masonry Supply, and if you have purchased any of Cambridge’s stellar products, you likely know that Cambridge pavers are made with ArmorTec. This provides a sealant of sorts that protects Cambridge pavers from the inside out rather than simply coating the exterior. This means Cambridge pavers won’t absorb any water, which makes them resistant to weather damage and normal wear-and-tear.
ArmorTec’s durability is unmatched- you will see no damage from salting and plowing, which is crucial for those who live in the tri-state area because the harsh winters and frequent snowfall make salting and plowing a necessary evil during the colder months.
It’s for this reason that pavers are “better” than concrete. The smooth surface of poured concrete make may snow removal seem easy, but cracking and overall deterioration will likely develop over time due to the freeze/thaw conditions and the repeated use of de-icing salts.
Concrete and asphalt can develop cracks and hollow areas, and the repairs aren’t cheap. The damage causes the surface to have uneven spots, which poses a safety risk for everyone who walks on the driveway. Pavers- individual concrete bricks- are denser, which makes them much more durable than concrete slabs. Concrete has no flex, or give, which makes it more likely to crack due to changes in the weather. As the freezing winter turns into spring, pavers will flex with the freeze and thaw, allowing the driveway to “give” in order to recover from the freeze.
Have a question about caring for your paving stone driveway in the winter? Give us a call at 631-443-4521, contact us via this online form or visit our Long Island, NY showroom.
- See more at: http://www.islandblockmfg.com/winter-weather-paving-stone-care-for-the-tri-state-area/#sthash.9rHi4dgI.dpuf
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Popular Paver Projects on Pinterest

Websites like Pinterest and other social media make it easier than ever for people to access a wealth of home improvement inspiration without ever leaving their houses. But there is nothing like seeing outdoor remodeling ideas in person at New York’s Island Block & Masonry Supply to notice the details of the products and design. In this blog we will cover a few of the most popular paving stone projects people posted on Pinterest to get your creativity flowing so you have some ideas in mind when you come visit the paver experts at our Long Island location.
One project that was printed in multiple variations on Pinterest, was “how to build a concrete paver pathway.” Walkways, or pathways, made of paving stone are popular because a walkway is usually a smaller scale project than a driveway or patio; it adds instant curb appeal- not to mention it requires less maintenance (no grass) than other parts of your outdoor property.
“Pinners” provided a variety of step-by-step directions for a do-it-yourself paver walkway.
One thing they all had in common were the use of a completely leveled sand base, which provides a solid foundation for the pavers. Sand has enough “give” for the paver to shift slightly with the climate.
Another “PPPP”- that is, another popular Pinterest paver project topic was “how to cover a concrete patio with pavers.” Many people choose concrete slab for functionality, and regret that decision when it begins to crack. It’s sometimes possible to fix this unsightly problem without pouring new concrete, and it’s easier than laying pavers the usual way.
Though this project isn’t ideal for all patios, some with existing concrete may be able to place pavers over a concrete slab, which requires two types of pavers: thicker ones for the perimeter and smaller pavers to place on the interior sand bed.
Some other ideas, tips and tricks included:
Covering a concrete steps with pavers. This method is a cheaper way of adding some curb appeal to your home.
DIY fire pits, seat wall and bars were also popular pins in regards to outdoor remodeling.
Some suggested using a paver border that contrasts with your pavers; this puts an unexpected twist on a traditional pathway.
If you find yourself inspired by these Pinterest ideas, come visit our showroom in Long Island, New York.
- See more at: http://www.islandblockmfg.com/popular-paver-projects-on-pinterest/#sthash.zXsET4Dm.dpuf
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Weed Growth Prevention for Paving Stone Projects

So you are planning to build a paving stone patio: Have you taken measures to prevent weed growth? Hopefully an expert at a paving stone distributor warned you about the possibility of weeds sprouting between the pavers in your brand new pathway. Talk to someone at the Long Island, New York location of Island Block & Masonry Supply to find out how to eliminate the possibility of weeds growing in the joints of your interlocking pavers. We offer our top-notch products, such as Cambridge and Nicolock pavers to the entire tri-state area. Call us at 443-4521 for a free custom quote.
Weeding is not something you want to worry about once you have laid the last paver down on your brand new paving stone walkway, patio, or other project. Contrary to what most people might think, weeds don’t actually grow from the bottom up, at least when it comes to pavers.
The sand between the pavers may wash away, which allows seedlings to get in there and begin to grow, leading to unwanted greenery between each paver, in the “joints.” If you install pavers properly, it’s harder for weeds to find a place to grow- although they are very good at that.
What are some ways to prevent weed growth between pavers?
Your patio, walkway, path or other project should be slightly sloped, in order to allow for water drainage when it rains. Since weeds seek exactly the environment the paver joints provide, it’s important there aren’t areas on your patio that water can collect and pool, which encourages weed growth.
Sweeping the stones. Anything you can do that will prevent seedlings from settling will help. Brushing the stones on a regular basis will disrupt new weeds and sweep away seedlings.
But, what if weeds have already begun sprouting?
Carefully pull up any large weeds that have grown in between the pavers. The larger the weeds, the harder they are to remove using water pressure, so it’s easiest to pull them up yourself.
For the smaller weeds: Use flowing water to remove seedlings and “rooting zones” from the paver joints. Do this carefully so as not to disturb the bedding layer beneath the paving stones.
Remember, that certain sands will help prevent weeds from sprouting so be sure to consult with an expert at Island Block & Masonry Supply to determine the best products for your particular project.
- See more at: http://www.islandblockmfg.com/weed-growth-prevention-for-paving-stone-projects/#sthash.9yXTCZqF.dpuf
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Top Tips for a Problem-Free DIY Paver Patio

We may be the experts when it comes to all things paving stone-related, but as many of you may know, you can find a wealth of inspiration and information online on sites like Pinterest and numerous other social media platforms. We encourage residents of the tri-state area to contact us here at Island Block & Masonry Supply with all of their questions, whether they need help with a DIY project and want product suggestions, or would like us to help them plan and implement their project from beginning to end.
In Part I of our Do It Yourself Project Tips blog, we shared a plan that would help DIY-oriented folks begin to strategize and start working on their paver patio projects. In the second installment, we shared three more helpful tips for DIY paving stone patio projects, including: take exact measurements, dig deep to allow room for foundation and paver, and load modified stone and paving stones into the ground as a border “wall.”
If you feel you need to get a professional opinion on something at any point during your DIY journey, the experts at Long Island’s Island Block & Masonry Supply are here to help! Visit us at our Long Island location or call 631-443-4521.
Now we’ll share general tips to help you build a patio that lasts throughout the years without sinking, separating or incurring other structural damage due to poor planning and implementation.
Overall DIY Paving Stone Patio Tips and Tricks
Tamp your paver patio border wall, and then tamp it again. The more solid your foundation, the more likely it won’t sink. For those of us who are unfamiliar with tamping, it basically just means to pat the base down firmly over and over again- to pack it.
Rent a plate compactor to tamp the modified stone.
Level every paver brick. Yes, every one. The best way to make adjustments is to use a rubber mallet.
Always build the border wall first, that is the outline of the patio or other paver project.
Contact Island Block & Masonry Supply 631-443-4521 to find out how we can help your dreams for creating the perfect outdoor space come true.
- See more at: http://www.islandblockmfg.com/top-tips-for-a-problem-free-diy-paver-patio/#sthash.rR7YQWas.dpuf
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In Part I of our Do It Yourself Paving Stone Patio Project Tips blog, we shared a plan that would help do-it-yourselfers get started on strategizing and implementing their paver patio projects. As we said, these types of DIY projects require a lot of work- and patience- so we divided the process up among a few blogs in order to cover the main steps in more detail and not overwhelm you. In the first installment, we covered the first three steps: 1. creating a checklist, 2. blocking out the space you would like the patio to take up on your property (using spray paint), 3. and then choosing what pavers from which maker you would like to use to build your dream paving stone patio. Tip #5 featured below might be hard in the colder months here in the tri-state area, so use caution when trying to break ground!
It’s one thing to draw up some lines in spray paint in your grass to get a general idea of how big you want you paving stone patio to be, it’s another to actually begin taking measurements and seeing what makes sense for your space, ideas and wallet. Not everyone has friends who are experts in math and that kind of thing. If you need some help with the exact numbers part of the project, the experts at Long Island’s Island Block & Masonry Supply are here to help!
Still want to do it yourself? Here’s the equipment you need to get started on the second phase of the project:
-some string
-a measuring tape
-a pickaxe
-a shovel
-a wheelbarrow
Paver Patio Project Tip #4 – Take exact measurements
The numbers are crucial to the success of your project. Do this the right way and the rest of your project is bound to flow smoothly. Once you have taken measurements, use string tied onto a rebar to create straight lines.
Tip #5 – Dig deep to allow room for foundation and pavers
It’s a good rule of thumb to allow for 6 inches of stone and 3 inches of block. This amounts to a depth of 9 inches, which should be your minimum. Now it’s time to dig all of that soil up, this is when the shovel and wheelbarrow comes in handy. You should be digging the soil that you outlined using the string. It’s not easy, but it’s necessary. Remove the grass from what will eventually be the patio space and haul away.
Tip #6 – Load modified stone and stones into ground as a border wall
Step 1 of building the wall is filling in the trench you just dug. Rake and tamp the modified stone and stones after filling in the trench.
Contact Island Block & Masonry Supply 631-443-4521 to find out how we can help your dreams for creating the perfect outdoor space come true. We have the experience, knowledge and creativity to guide you through the process of perfecting the design you want, picking out the right products to bring the design to life and install everything at an affordable price.
- See more at: http://www.islandblockmfg.com/paver-patio-diy-project-guide/#sthash.mqArL0jE.dpuf
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