Anyone know a good place in the Chicago area to get flagstone? I have a few pieces and want some more to make a little pathway.
Good source for flagstone?
sorry no one answered. I just bought some flagstone and NY bluestone, but I bought it here in Madison, WI. Sorry I don't know any sources in the Chicago area.
There's a flagstone quarry in Batavia on Route 25, south of town. They have everything from giant pieces used for front steps and thinner pieces for walkways. Also in Yorkville, Ground Effects, has flagstone.
pastime . . . thanks . . . I'll google. I can't seem to find it at any of my local garden centers. I don't need a truckload . . . just a few pieces!
I'm pretty sure I saw a stack of flagstone at
Pasquesi Home and Garden
975 North Shore Dr.
Lake Bluff, IL
I didn't notice the price.
Ooh, thanks Chris! I wonder how far Lake Bluff is from Antioch. We have a cottage in Antioch . . .
This place is less than 10 miles from "downtown Antioch" (using that as a reference point)
They have a big selection of flagstone, bluestone, granite boulders, etc...
JCOakley, there is a large stone retailer here in Des Plaines called Schawke. Beautiful stuff, but they're expensive. I'm actually looking for a good source for low cost/free fieldstone - untreated, uncut stone. I just can't see paying big bucks for rocks!
I had a happy realization the other day . . . I was digging back by my garage and it occurred to me that the row of flagstone pieces that a previous homeowner had placed all along the wall of the garage could easily be picked up and moved to make the path I want. It serves no real purpose just being lined up along the wall. Yay! I am my own source of flagstone. But I am glad to have the other names for future reference.