Our Extensive Inventory of Natural Rock in Different Type, Sizes and Colors

July 10, 2024
Rock Stone and Sand Yard, RSSY, offers an extensive inventory of natural rock coming in many different type, sizes, and colors. Whether you are building a water garden paradise, patio, walkway, fireplace or stacked wall we can find the right rock for your job. Below are the different categories of palletized rock we carry.
These rocks make a great addition to accent any landscape. The range in sizes and shape of these boulders are endless, each one is unique
These rocks are generally used for creating retaining walls. Thin Drystack is 1″ to 2″ thick. Thick Drystack is 2″ to 3″ thick. Both have a face of around 60 square inches.
Flagstone is a durable sedimentary stone that forms a thin layers from 1 1/2″ to 2 1/2″ that are perfect for creating patios, walkways, pool decks, stepping stones, steps, wall caps, fireplaces, and columns.
River Rock
River rock has been reshaped and curved over time. Once sharp and jagged, these rocks adorned stream and river for centuries until they transformed into the smooth, round pieces we have today. Dry creek beds and water features are widespread uses of this material.
Over time, these rocks have been battered by the elements to give it a unique, natural appearance. Browns, tan, and gray are present on the outside but chipped away the outer shell to reveal vibrant reds, pink, and purple on the inside. Uses include stacked walls, boarders, fireplaces, edging, columns and even water features. If there is something you can build with rock, chances are you can use these.
For years, these rocks have been battered by the elements giving them a unique, natural appearance. Steppers are rustic and worn stepping stones, irregular in shape. Generally 5″ to 10″ thick. Steppers add an interesting touch to any pathway.
Veneer or thin cut stone is ideal for building stacked rock walls, edging for landscape beds, and especially for veneer walls. Thickness of this stone ranges from 3/4″ to 1 1/2″. Colors range from light and dark brown, gray, blue, black, green, and burgundy.
Call us today (703) 338-8095 to discuss your use of these natural stones and visit our web page for images and additional information.

Northern Virginia’s Largest Selection of Thin and Thick Veneer Stone

July 3, 2024
When it comes to Northern Virginia’s largest selection of thin and thick veneer stone for stone siding and cladding, fireplaces, chimneys, foundations and more, it’s Rock Stone and Sand Yard, RSSY. RSSY carries an extensive inventory of natural stone products.
Finding veneer stone suppliers that stock and supply a large variety of veneer stone, both thin and thick bed veneer, as well as deliver within the Northern Virginia area can be challenging; After all, we all like a large variety to choose from when designing the look and feel of real stone into our stone siding and cladding, fireplace, chimney, foundation, outdoor kitchen and other projects!
Please call (703) 339-8095 today for pricing and details of our natural stone products and visit our web page for additional information.

Landscape or Hardscape Accessories and Tools

June 27, 2024

Northern VA residents please think about RSSY when you require landscape or hardscape accessories and tools. RSSY stocks everything from gloves, rakes, shovels, 24 Volt lighting, weed block, sealer, fabric staples, caulking guns, paint brushes, concrete saw blades, edging, drainage pipes, truck bed screening and much more. Call us (703) 339-8095 for pricing or more details and visit our website for additional images and product details.

Belgard (©2024) Concrete Permeable Pavers for Driveways, Patios & Walkways

June 26, 2024
Northern VA residents install permeable pavers, also known as permeable interlocking concrete pavements (PICP), to direct storm water to underground aquifers. Permeable pavers mimic the way natural land absorbs water. They come in a wide variety of materials which are cut into square or rectangular shapes.
With permeable concrete pavers and permeable grass pavers, any rain that falls on your patio, walkway or driveway seeps back into the ground, reducing the burden on storm drains. A permeable paver system can even be designed to harvest and recycle rainwater. With uncompromised durability, permeable pavers are great for areas with high foot or vehicle traffic such as residential driveways and patios.
While your residential project may function well with conventional paving, you’ll find that permeable concrete offers many benefits for smaller home spaces. Call us (703) 339-8095 for pricing or more details and visit our website for additional images and product details.

Let RSSY Help Plan Your Outdoor Living Area

June 18, 2024

Let the RSSY staff help plan your outdoor living area. Are you considering an outdoor living project in Northern VA, but not sure where to start or what to expect? RSSY can help walk you through the process — including project timelines, materials selection and contractor selection. Call us today (703) 389-8095 to get pricing and delivery options.

Sand for Your Construction or Outdoor Living Needs

June 10, 2024
RSSY inventories sand materials for a variety of uses. Sands for play boxes (premium white sand), coarse sand, mortar mixing, or organic amending. We have the right sand for all your construction or outdoor living needs.
Sand color and texture changes over time. Please visit the yard to view our sand before purchasing if an exact match is required.
Concrete and Mortar Sand available at both locations.
Play Box Sand (premium white sand) only available at Giles Run location.
Sand can be delivered by RSSY trucks or in super sacks. Pick up sand at our Yard with your own vehicle. Please call the office (702) 339-8095 for pricing and details. More details available on our web page.

Aggregates Available at Both RSSY Locations

May 21, 2024
RSSY, Rock Stone and Sand Yard, has two locations to serve you. Please note the below listed aggregates are available at both Locations: (21-A Bluestone, #5 Bluestone, #57 Bluestone, Concrete Sand, Mortar Sand, #4 Wash Gravel & #9 Bluestone).
Please call either location to determine the location of your desired aggregates.
Richmond Hwy (703) 339-8095
Giles Run Rd (703) 339-8096

Hardscape Products and Materials for Your Projects

May 14, 2024
The term “hardscapes” includes patios, landscaped walkways, sitting walls, retaining walls, water features, fire pits, landscape lighting, grill surrounds, firepits, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces pergolas and any other custom-built feature for your outdoor living space. Northern VA residents stop by the RSSY Yard and browse our hardscape products and materials including a wide range of outdoor pavers.
Let us help you build the outdoor living spaces you’ve always dreamed of. Call (703) 339-8095 today to set up an appointment to work with one of our experienced salespersons. Please visit our website for additional information and pictures of outdoor living ideas.

Our Selection of Landscape Lighting and Accessories

May 6, 2024

At Rock Stone and Sand Yard (RSSY), we provide builders, landscape contractors and homeowners throughout Fairfax, Springfield, Falls Church, Arlington, McLean, Burke, Alexandria, Lorton, Clifton, and Woodbridge with an amazing selection of LED Landscape Lighting and Lighting Accessories for all your Hardscape and Outdoor Living Applications. Please call (703) 339-8095 us today for pricing and more details.


Landscaping Materials for Your Dream Outdoor Space

April 25, 2024
Many people in Northern VA dream of a lush and well-maintained yard. However, achieving that can be somewhat challenging especially if you’re unfamiliar with what is required for landscaping projects. You might need to use various materials such as decorative boulders and mulch to elevate your property. You can even try utilizing gravel because it can also improve curb appeal.
In recent years, more people are looking into using gravel not only for its decorative function, but also for drainage and structural support.
Gravel in Northern VA can not only boost the appearance of your yard, but also help preserve the structure of areas like driveways and flowerbeds. At Rock Stone and Sand Yard, RSSY, you can find quality landscaping materials such as decorative boulders, mulch, blended soil, and gravel.
RSSY aims to provide you with the right landscaping materials you need to turn your dream outdoor environment to reality. You can count on RSSY to provide you with not only high-quality products but also expert advice to make your landscaping project successful. If you want to know more about gravel uses in Northern VA, please call us (703) 339-8095, visit our website or stop by the Yard for additional ideas.