Having pillars created at the end of your driveway can create a very dramatic look and make it easier to identify which driveway is yours when people travel down your street. It is not overly difficult to have the pillars created. The guide below walks you through a few things you need to know about having beautiful pillars created at the end of your driveway.
The Ground Needs to Be Prepared for the Pillars
Before the pillars can be created, the ground will need to be properly prepared. The pillars are going to be very heavy. If the ground is crumbling or loose, the pillars will not have a solid foundation and could fall or crack after they are created.
The Pillars Have a Solid Interior
Most pillars are created with a solid interior that is created using bricks and solid rods. The rods are designed to help give the pillars stability and strength, while the bricks are used to create a solid interior for the pillars. They can be made as large or small as you want them to be. Be sure to let the mason know the shape you want for the pillars before he starts creating them so that he can design them properly from the start.
The Pillars Take Time to Create
The pillars will take time to create. It may take a few days before the mason will be able to finish with the interior of the pillars because the mortar will need time to dry before anything else can be done to the pillars.
The Pillars Can Be Covered or Left as Exposed Brick
If you do not like the look of the brick, the pillars can be covered in stone or rock to create a more elegant look. Be sure to choose stone or rock that matches the color of your home so that it creates a seamless look when everything is said and done. There are many options that are available when it comes to rock and stone, so look closely at them before choosing one option over another.
It is important to take your time to consider all of these factors before having the pillars made. Once they are created, it will be very difficult to have them removed or remade. To avoid having to deal with this hassle, make sure that you are sure you know what you want before the mason even starts work on the pillars.Share