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Denver Outdoor Fireplaces With Stone Veneer—Spectacular Results in Days Rather Than Weeks

Filed under: Stone Veneer — Tags: , , , — procoat @ 6:30 pm February 23, 2016

Not all that long ago, having an outdoor fireplace of any type in Denver, or anywhere else along the Front Range was exceedingly rare. Such backyard entertaining features were either the domain of do it yourself masons or they were the commissioned works of the wealthy, since it takes a lot of time and expertise to lay bricks or stone in an outdoor setting to burn wood and vent the smoke far above the people sitting around the fire. Even for a skilled craftsman, the project could take weeks from design to the first use of the fireplace.

Now companies like Boral and Belgard have removed a lot of the labor from creating spectacular outdoor fireplaces with stone veneer product lines. In Denver, with opening burning sometimes prohibited for fear of sparking wildfires, gas fireplace technology has changed everything.

stone veneerWhether your client wants a rugged Western themed look with irregular rock patterns, or a brick Spanish Colonial style outdoor fireplace, with stone veneer prefabricated units for use as an outdoor fireplace surround and chimney exhaust for a compatible gas fireplace unit, almost anything is possible.

Whether fueled from a direct gas line or a hidden propane tank set up located nearby, there is now a stone veneer outdoor fireplace for any Denver home with the back patio space to accommodate one. From a standalone fire pit to one with full hearth extensions and incorporated stone bench seating nearby, there is an outdoor fireplace set up that can fit almost any budget.

Feb 23bWith a gas operated stone veneer outdoor fireplace, anyone in Denver can enjoy a backyard fire anytime of year without worrying about a citation from the fire department or enduring complaints from neighbors about smoke wafting across their properties. Gas fireplaces have come a long ways from their humble beginnings to looking more and more like a wood fire, but without the hassles that burning wood brings.

Wood Burning Is Still an Option

For some home owners the near verisimilitude of a natural gas or propane fireplace is not close enough to a wood burning outdoor fireplace. Fortunately, many of the outdoor fireplace stone veneer products that can be used in Denver are adaptable to wood burning applications,or like Boral’s FireRock, specifically engineered for it. If you have a client who insists on the timeless appeal of an outdoor wood-burning fireplace, there are still options if local codes allow for such installations.

For more information about the product lines to create an amazing outdoor fireplace, don’t hesitate to contact us, or stop by our Denver or Fort Collins design pavilion.




ProCoat Systems – Your One Stop Source for Retaining Wall Blocks in Denver

Filed under: Retaining Wall Blocks — procoat @ 6:30 pm February 3, 2016

Retaining walls serve two primary functions in the landscaping of a home or commercial site—essential structural support and retention of a hillside, or to create ornamental terracing where level ground is more desired than wasa slope.

Whether you are contracted to build a large structural wall or a small ornamental one, to build one that is permanent, yet beautiful,you need high quality retaining wall blocks that only a few manufacturers are really good at. At ProCoat Systems, we carry a full array of both basic straight faced or beveled retaining wall blocks, as well as ones worthy of installation in the highest dollar settings you can envision. We can do this because we carry product lines from among others, BelgardHardscapes, one of America’s largest and finest retaining wall block manufacturers.

The Structural Retaining Wall

With the expansive soils along the Front Range, it does not take a very aggressive grade to begin seeing the effects of a monsoon rain carrying water and/or soil to where it is not desired. In some instances, the threat of uncontrolled water flow or poorly thought out drainage by the property developer could be devastating to the foundation of the structure. With our frequent summer downpours, it is essential that water is well controlled on hillsides in need of retaining walls to prevent erosion and even slippage of a nearby slope.

3rd Feb The Structural Retaining WallTo build a durable and eye catching retaining wall for your client, you need a product that stands behind you unequivocally. That’s why if you do your part and install the Belgard Hardscapes retaining wall blocks properly, you can confidently tell your client that they enjoy a limited lifetime transferable warranty. Not only will they have a fantastic retaining wall, they will also have a valid selling point that the retaining wall they see was built to last rather than become a crumbling expense sometime during their ownership.

The Ornamental Retaining Wall

3rd Feb The Ornamental Retaining WallSometimes you get a client where no expense will be spared to create a stunning public or private landscaping look using retaining wall blocks somewhere in Denver. For clients who demand impeccable styling in their retaining wall structure, Belgrade offers several options from the classic Anchor Diamond look to the more modern chiseled look befitting an Architectural Digestspread.

To get a hands on look at our display pavilion, or for more information, contact us.