Patios, Walkways, Walls & Steps:
We design and install patios, walkways, walls and steps to improve functionality and achieve design goals. We approach landscape design from an artistic perspective, using established design principles such as balance, repetition, massing, focal points, texture, line and color. A wide choice of natural stone, brick, pavers, concrete and gravel is available. A patio design may require a single material, or may include a combination of materials such as rectilinear flagstone inset with a soldier course of brick. Whatever the design, we work with experienced crews who care about their work.
Retaining walls are designed to hold back the earth. They may be installed to level a sloped property so that a patio can be built. They can serve as side walls along a set of stone stairs to keep soil away from the steps. Retaining wall design takes into account height, materials and below-grade wall structure. Low retaining walls can be built of stacked stone. Taller retaining walls may require an interior made of concrete block and reinforcing rebar, with the wall’s exterior faced with natural stone. Caps can be made of natural stone or lengths of flagstone or limestone. The creation of more usable outdoor space can often be achieved by retaining wall installation.
New driveways can be created with poured concrete, concrete pavers, granite cobbles and gravel.
An outdoor fireplace or fire pit can add a focal point to your property and extend use of your garden into the cooler months and into the evening. Outdoor fireplace design is limited only by your imagination – there are unlimited options for height, width, scale and materials. Stonework can include mantels, hearths, and built-in masonry seating and firewood storage.
Seat walls are stone walls that provide extra seating out of doors. Typically 18” to 22” in height, they can be used to define the edge of a patio or create a sense of enclosure for a terrace. Our clients love their seat walls!
Terracing of Slopes:
Retaining wall construction is the number one method whereby slopes can be terraced or leveled. Slope terracing allows the creation of flat areas for the installation of patios and lawns.