When it comes to your home’s landscaping, both the “hardscaping” (the non-plant additions to your hard, typically constructed of brick, stones or rocks) and “softscaping” (the living parts of your hard, such as grass, shrubs, trees and flowers) are important elements in your overall design. Hardscaping provides an additional way to add variety and focus to your exterior design. Some of the types of hardscaping we are skilled in are:
Stacked Stone Walls
Cross Tie Walls
Stone or Paver Patios
Stone or Decking or Walkways
Pergolas, Arbors and Gazebos
Fountains and other Water Features
(See the Water Features section of our site for more information on our offered Water Features.)
Garden Steps and Beds
Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits
Entryways and Stairways leading to or from fire pits.
Outdoor Kitchens and Dining Areas.
Any and all of the above hardscaping options can enhance visual appeal, usability and functionality of your property, along with expanding your living space.
Retaining Walls can be such a wonderful addition to homes. A Retaining Wall, both functional and aesthetically pleasing, is a structure that holds back or retains material (usually soil) behind it. In addition to the very practical reasons for adding a Retaining Wall of which we discussed on the Landscaping page, many homeowners have them built simply because of how they look. When engineered and installed correctly, Retaining Walls can add instant visual flare to any space. They can also add monetary value to your property. There are a range of different materials available for building Retaining Walls, including Natural Stone (such as rocks or boulders), Composite Blocks and Interlocking Concrete Pavers. Which material is right for you is largely a matter of personal preference. Probably the number one reason homeowners opt for Retaining Walls to be constructed on their property is to prevent soil erosion. For residents in or around North Carolina, soil erosion can be a major challenge. Hills and slopes are prone to land sliding and erosion. If you live in this area, you may very well have a sloping yard, or even a number of hilly spots to conquer. It’s also no secret that North Carolina normally receives a considerable amount of rainfall each year. When you combine these two factors, it’s easy to understand why erosion can often be a huge problem in this area. A Retaining Wall can provide a barrier to keep your soil in place and prevent mud or small rivulets from coming down the slope and ruining your lower-level landscaping.