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With the winter now upon us, it is important to think about how best to protect your Yorkstone patio or drive from the elements.
While one of the key properties of Yorkstone flags is a durability that means they can last for more than 100 years in outdoor settings, there are some useful steps you can take to keep the natural stone looking good throughout the winter months.
The most important thing to do is to try to keep the flagstones clean, as a build up of dirt, weeds, moss and leaves looks unsightly and can also make the surface of your drive, path or patio very slippery.
Those two jobs should be enough to keep your natural stone looking good, but there are some other measures you may wish to consider.
One other tip you will often read is to use a sealant on Yorkstone flags, but it is not always necessary and is difficult for DIYers to do well (and even more difficult to undo if you don’t like the results). You may wish to think about using a sealant if you have a shaded patio or drive that rarely gets dry during the winter or if you have experienced ongoing problems with algae, but it is sensible to use a professional to recommend the most suitable product and apply it.
For help finding the right Yorkstone flags for your garden or driveway, please call Abacus Stone Sales on 07711 997 026 or contact us via email.