ASK A PRO

Well you asked, we answered. Welcome to our "Ask a Pro” library where you can find some of our most frequently answered questions and some sage advice offered up from the Balboni team. You’ll also find a growing collection of DIY videos for your next home project. Got a question? Just fire away. Use our contact page and send us your questions and we’ll do our best to answer you in a timely manner.


I’M LOOKING TO BUILD A DECORATIVE NATURAL WALL TO REPLACE OLD TIMBERS ALONG A RAISED FLOWER BED. WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?

Balboni’s has a wonderful selection of natural wall stone for you to choose from! Our wall stone comes from different regions of the Northeast. We have a Colonial wall stone with a bluish look or Pennsylvania flat fieldstone that has natural hues of green, gray, purple and tan and comes in…

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I WANT TO ACCENT MY EXISTING PATIO AND WALKWAY AREA WITH SOMETHING SPECIAL. SUGGESTIONS?

Our MEXICAN BEACH PEBBLES have arrived!!! These smooth black 2" to 3" pebbles are available by the bucket or the Super Sack. Also available in White, Grey, Tan, Green & Mixed Color. They make a great addition to any landscape! Come down and see us at Balboni's, we have TONS of great ideas for…

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I LOVE TO MIX NATURAL STONE IN MY BACKYARD SETTINGS. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

One of Balboni's loyal contractors did this homeowner's job with Old Sturbridge steps, and incorporated the look of the existing landscape boulders. Setting the stone steps into the hillside creates a beautiful transition from the driveway to the backyard, maintaining the lovely natural look! We…

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I LIVE NEAR THE BEACH AND DON’T WANT AN ASPHALT DRIVEWAY. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

How about a crushed seashell driveway?? At Balboni’s, we sell a LOT of seashells for driveways, especially here in our local ocean-side towns. We also have a seascape mix that’s white crushed shells mixed with crushed blue stone! For your first application on the driveway, you need to…

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MY PATIO HAS A WHITE FILM ON THE SURFACE. WHAT IS IT, AND CAN IT BE CLEANED?

Yes, this can be cleaned! The white powdery film also known as "efflorescence" can occur when crystalline deposits surface on masonry. This natural occurring process can take up to six months to surface after your patio installation, due to the drying of your pavers. A good quality efflorescence…

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