Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine
Another feature of a lighted stepping stone is the added sense of security. When people go away on vacation they can feel safer knowing the stepping stone will be turned on to signify that someone may be home even when they are not. This will also allow people to have some light when they return home at night. A lighted solar stepping stone has many purposes in addition to looking attractive. The bulbs inside do not need to be changed often and the stones can capture enough energy to last a few nights even if the sun did not come out that day.
Would you like to build a path in your garden but dont want to rent a compactor or fuss too much with levels? Are you looking for a walkway thats attractive and durable? Why not try a pea gravel walkway with stepping stones? Its quick relatively easy to install and looks great. Another advantage of this type of path is that its quick and easy to change as well. If you want to change the way the stones are laid out or install new stones to change the look completely it can be done in an afternoon.
Normally there are 3 types of base material used depending on the use of the stone. Regular concrete is used most often when a stone is actually part of a pathway and decorations such as small mosaic tiles or colored stones are used for visual effect. Stepping stone concrete is used when a more intricate pattern (or 3d effect from a mold) is used. It is finer grained so there is less likely to be an air pocket in a detailed area. Finally there is plaster of paris; it is VERY fine grained and will hold the best detail of all; but lacks the strength necessary to hold up under harsh weather or traffic conditions. Garden stepping stones of this material should be ornamental only and in an area protected from weather and harsh temperatures.