- Categories: Hardscape
By definition Hardscape refers to hard landscape materials in the built environment structures that are incorporated into a landscape. This can include paved areas, driveways, retaining walls, sleeper walls, stairs, walkways, and any other landscaping made up of hard wearing materials such as wood, stone, and concrete etc.Hardscaping can increase the functionality of your outdoor space and can be designed to match your preferred style. Using materials mentioned above, hardscapes can also add physical boundaries and dimension to your yard.
Our services provide undeniable value to your home and landscape. The installation process and applications that we use are able to stand up to the area’s annual freezing and thawing processes that damage improperly installed walks and patios. Our staffs will be provide you with the following necessary services:
- provide site planning with professional views or customized to your taste,
- provide you with inspirations from our designs and ideas through images or drawings,
- provide you with a variety of materials for you to select from,
- professionals services with the installation of the hardscape,
- provide maintanance for your hardscape to prevent i.e weed growth, stains, insect burrowing e.t.c,
- provide you with professional counsel from the start to finish of the project,
- provide you with professional wiring and customized or expert placement of your hardsacpe lighting.
Once your hardscape has been installed, consider using a sealer for additional color enhancement and stain protection. When selecting a sealer, keep in mind that a high gloss finish will bring out the paver color while a matte finish primarily serves to protect your pavers and reduce maintenance. While our Unilock paver products have long lasting, maintenance-free surfaces that don’t require sealing, many homeowners choose to add a sealer for additional protection.
Sweep your hardscape surfaces often to keep them free of leaves and debris. You may have to sweep more frequently during the autumn months when leaves and other yard waste can decompose on the surface, resulting in mold or stains. Use your garden hose to wash off any remaining debris that may be stuck on the pavers or stones.
Look for areas where the joints between your pavers or stones may be increasing in size. This situation is often referred to as “creep.” Creep is generally caused by failure of the edge restraint, environmental stress during the winter months, and heavy traffic that may cause stones or pavers to push out. If this situation is not addressed, it can lead to additional deformities in your hardscape