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John Zaprala
07-12-2007, 06:19 PM
Here's a recent example of a job we did with EP Henry Devon Stone. Devon Stone is a synthetic flagstone look. However, the product has a lifetime guarantee. We used construction adhesive to attach the pieces along the edge then dry laid the middle sections and used polymeric sand for the joints. You could also mortar or grout the joints. We prefer to have the flex of poly sand.
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mrusk
07-12-2007, 07:45 PM
Project looks good. But devon stone is a BAD product. I do not see it holding up over time. I have installed more sq ft of anyone in my area and i am the least bit impressed by it.

cgland
07-12-2007, 09:09 PM
John - The only thing I see that I'm not crazy about is where the pieces are adhered to the vertical face.........It would look alot better if you ran the front piece past the edge to cover the piece on the side. Your view is from the front, so i wouldn't want to see that little side piece. Other than that, looks great!

Chris

ChampionLS
07-13-2007, 03:13 AM
It would probably look better if you used the manufactured side towards the front and left a small drip edge. (less than 1 inch). Looks like the cut side is facing front.

Hey Mrusk, where are you located in NJ?

John Zaprala
07-13-2007, 02:52 PM
The manufactured edges are all exposed. There are no cuts showing. Thanks for the suggestions. I wasn't happy about putting the pieces on the front ont he step b/c the customer only wanted what was showing to be covered, but I think it looks dumb to not do the sides. Thanks again guys!

cgland
07-13-2007, 06:48 PM
I'm not saying to not cover the sides, just cover them up w/ the front pieces.

Chris

PatriotLandscape
07-13-2007, 09:43 PM
I would have run the border along the back of the patio as well. So there were no cuts against the house.

mrusk
07-13-2007, 10:02 PM
You need to watch out for those 4 corners!!!!

Drafto
07-14-2007, 11:32 PM
John,

Nice work, I personally hate the look of Devenstone. We have done 4 projects with it and it is the one of the worst products. EP Henry released it way too early, they have had too many problemns with it......step treads were a year late. I will post some pics the of one job we did and we used it as step coping.

It does not achieve the look most people expect. The only way to keep the lines straight, b/c of EP quality control, is to overgap spaces to make them line up. I would swear the + or - 1/8" thickness tolerance is WAY too much on this stuff. It can, and has left a 1/4" trip in the middle of walks and patios. I will post some pics.

Dan

Drafto
07-14-2007, 11:34 PM
Here is a walk we did and used it as coping:

Drafto
07-14-2007, 11:37 PM
Another one, clost up of how we mitered the step:

Drafto
07-14-2007, 11:40 PM
This is a front walk, cutting Devonstone makes the edge chip and and you can see aggregate. I decided to try this design and I, and the customer really like it. It is patented, so if you try and use this design on one of your jobs at least me give some credit.

Drafto
07-14-2007, 11:43 PM
Last one, here is the stoop we veneered and steps we built. Materials? EP coventry wall, Versa-Lok and Cov steps, with Techo-Blocks 14" antique step treads. Sorry to hi-jack your thread John, the whole point was to b*tch about Devonstone and show you how we handled our step treads.

mrusk
07-15-2007, 09:15 AM
Drafto- Are those pics from your one toll brothers devlopment!!?!?

Drafto
07-15-2007, 05:03 PM
Drafto- Are those pics from your one toll brothers devlopment!!?!?

Yeah, we are still there. I have two really good customers and one great in there, mix in a few walkways, trees, belgik edging, sodding, lighting, and you have literally 1 year in the same place. We have done other sites, but not nearly as much as we have been here.

Dan

mrusk
07-15-2007, 05:33 PM
Yeah, we are still there. I have two really good customers and one great in there, mix in a few walkways, trees, belgik edging, sodding, lighting, and you have literally 1 year in the same place. We have done other sites, but not nearly as much as we have been here.

Dan

I have been in the one devlopment since may and think i will be there until next fall. I am in the middle of two big fronts and picked up some other smaller work. Then these two big fronts are getting HUGE backyards next year that will occupy me for 6 months.

I am designing another one right now that is all stonework that could carry me right throw the winter. And to think that are 5 other toll devlopments going up right now in my area.

SueC
03-13-2013, 01:00 PM
Project looks good. But devon stone is a BAD product. I do not see it holding up over time. I have installed more sq ft of anyone in my area and i am the least bit impressed by it.
I saw this posting you did in 2007. I have an install of Devonstone from 2006....apparently it was one of the first. Client has had many problems and it looks terrible. Sand joints are huge and problematic. Can you help me understand what problems you had and did the company do anything with the product?