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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Adam and his crew created a spectacular retaining wall for us in our backyard. The wall is beautiful, their work was top-notch, and the whole process was done in a very professional manner, ahead of schedule. We highly recommend their services. Thanks AB Masonry & Landscape! -Therese & Luke
We had Adam redo the accent masonry on the front of our house. It turned out beautifully! Adam was punctual with his communication and when delays happened he was very good about keeping us in the loop. He kept the work site very clean and organized and he has a good eye for the artistry of color and pattern layout. We are very pleased with Adam's work and would highly recommend him!
Adam and his team did a great job with my brick paver project. through the rain, snow, and cold I am very pleased with the outcome. My job was done as scheduled and on budget. He cares about the customer and getting the very best results.
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.