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Reclaimed Cobbles #26826
Big Dig Cobblestone Driveway.
Where we get them
Cobbles were used extensively in the cities and industrializing towns of the US for roads and industrial courtyards before there was asphalt. Once asphalt was introduced as a cheaper and smoother paving material, cobbles were no longer used and many were left in place. As a result, they were then covered with asphalt. Today, when construction projects take place and roads are replaced, we find these cobblestone gems underneath ready for salvaging.
Shapes and Dimensions
The shape and size of cobblestone pavers determine the type of pattern the cobbles can be laid in. Rectangles make the classic running bond pattern, while squares and cubes offer more flexibility in design and are good for fan type patterns.
Reclaimed cobbles are harvested in a variety of thicknesses, but the most common are 6-7” thick, we call these full bed cobbles. Smaller European cubes range in thickness from 3-4” thick. Stone Farm also offers cobbles that have been sliced from 1-3” thick providing more setting bed options.
Reclaimed cobbles get their base color from the material they were made from. The effects of wear and tear only enhance the overall look with new color tones added. This is what creates the patina, that making this material so unique. Colors range from the traditional New England salt and pepper with earth tones to the European Porphyry and to the deep blues of Belgian Bluestone.
Antique cobbles by nature have worn and smoothed tops giving them their character. Some cobbles have more consistent surfaces, hence making a flatter finished paving surface. For the flattest surfaces, consider our Flat Cobblestone. Stone Farm creates the Flat Cobble by taking a full bed cobble, cutting the top off, leaving a completely flat bottom half. The resulting material has the organic shape and true colors of the original cobble, but with a totally flat surface.
Click on the video above to view one of our latest European cobblestone driveway projects--Greenwich, CT.