Masonry makes for beautiful hardscapes and beautiful hardscapes turn your outdoor spaces into beautiful living areas. Our durable and beautiful paths, patios, fire pits and driveways transform dull exteriors into intriguing and practical living areas or commercial spaces for entertaining. Hardscapes instantly add value to your property while being extremely low maintenance. In fact they can even reduce long term maintenance because properly designed and installed hardscapes help control erosion and water run off. They can also be a perfect way of 'joining up' the different elements of your outdoors such as pool, water features, and flower beds.
Brick or stone both make paths to die for, each with their own particular style. Brick pathways are the classic for a more formal garden and a herring bone pattern brick pathway winding its way around your property is a fantastic way of both guiding visitors around and highlighting the most spectacular features of your landscapes. Bricks are long lasting and available in a huge range of colors. While they are naturally porous which is a potential problem where water settles we can treat our bricks with a penetrating sealer and even a water repellent coating to ensure that our brick paths shed water. Stone is also a great path material and like brick it can combine with pool and water feature edging or harmonize with the natural rock in your rockeries.
Bricks and stones also make for great patio spaces and a well designed and laid patio means an entertainment area year round for your property. You've probably heard that there are two essential techniques for laying a patio; dry set which is where pavers are laid in stone dust or sand, and mortar. Dry set is popular with DIYers because it is easy but the benefits of a proper foundation are impossible to exaggerate and so we prefer to ensure that your patio remains perfectly level for the life of your property. There is a dazzling variety of patio pavers available on the market as well as different colored bricks and multiple patterns to lay them in so take a look at our catalogs for an idea of just how perfect your patio can be.
Driveways have to level with no dips that can hold standing water and they have to be able to shed the occasional spill of gas, oil, or other fluids without staining so we have a range of dedicated coatings for the masonry we use on drives. Sure you could have an asphalt drive like everyone else in the street but once you've seen a laid brick driveway you won't be looking longingly at asphalt ever again.
Fire pits and Barbecues
Patios are good but to really complete your outdoor entertaining options you need a fire pit or barbecue for that al fresco dining. Since we are experts in building fireplaces and chimneys it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that we also build fabulous brick and stone fire pits and barbecues.