Hardscaping encompasses a lot of skills and sometimes different trades all in one. Decorative rock walls are a quick way to spruce up a front or backyard. Natural stone is beautiful by itself, but when building a wall can give a lifetime of beauty. Most retaining walls that are decorative are no more than 6 feet tall usually and can be installed as an accent wall by itself or can be added to other features that are potentially existing in the landscape. Another part of hardscaping is outdoor sitting areas, patios, walkways, columns, fire pits, and outdoor entertainment setting such as kitchens and barbecues.
Hardscaping material options are endless
We can create these types of outdoor entertainment areas with many different kinds of materials. Some of the materials I use to create these outdoor spaces are cinder block, mortar, OSB, steel stud, cement board, thin-set, and pavers, to name a few. Outdoor fire pits add a nice touch and can be enjoyed for a long time as a family gathering place. Traditional fire pits can be created out of stacked stone or manufactured stone after setting the pit’s outline in block or concrete. They can also be made out of retaining wall block/paver blocks as well as a brick, with the prep work being the same for stone. Fire pits can be incorporated into a patio or decorative rock area or just by themselves.
The versatility of pavers
Outdoor patios look like the best-using pavers, and there are endless designs to fit any desired look to meet your specific vision. There is also a wide variety and colors of pavers that can be used in different applications and different prices to fit each customer's budget. Although paver patios are usually the most expensive way to go with both materials and labor, they are also the most lasting and aesthetically pleasing when installed properly. One of the most notable qualities of pavers is their durability and lasting quality. If certain areas are hit heavily with the sun or other weather, sealers can be used to lock in the color and beauty of the patio, walkway, or other outdoor attraction and add longer life to the project. Pavers are also the most versatile material when choosing between concrete or asphalt. When a patch, repair, or just an addition needs to be made, this section cannot be hidden, and colors will be different from the original install. This is not the case with pavers; they can be pulled up in the desired area, whether there is settling an addition of conduit or sprinkler lines or your just looking to extend your patio or walkway. No home is complete without a walkway or paver patio!
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AB Masonry & Landscape pulled out all the weeds and got the white sand laid in front of our office in one weekend! They went the extra mile to get the work done when we didn't have patients coming into the practice whcih was a huge blessing. Highly recommend this company.
Adam was amazing to work with. He went way above and beyond on our fireplace wall. We were in a limited time frame and he worked late for us (without even asking him to do so) so we could start on the next project. He is very professional, punctual and just a great guy to know. We will be hiring him again for more upcoming projects.
Improve your yard with durable materials
Columns can be added to the outdoor facade using many materials also. Some common outdoor materials are stone (natural and manufactured), pavers, block, and even tile. Columns can be added for structure or just for aesthetics. Lighting can also be added to the top of columns to add another dimension to the outdoor living space. Simply put, there are many ways to dress up your landscape that can be completed even on a moderate budget that will add value to the home and its memories.