Driveways are designed to conform to the architecture of your home. There are many options available to make your driveway unique and upgrade your curb appeal: choose from paving stone and asphalt, or a combination of both materials. Interlock driveway designs are available in all paver styles- antique, tumbled, cobblestone, and straight-edge pavers- with circle kits available for some paver styles. Add shapes or designs to complete the look of your driveway with your own personal touch. To supplement your driveway and the front of your home, bordering walls and other landscaping features can be installed. Driveway elevations may be altered to your preference, as well as to suit your required drainage needs. Where permitted, we can widen your driveway area (based on legal limits).
Walkways can be ground-level or elevated and open or secluded, depending on your preference and the nature of your property. They may include steps to accommodate elevations, or gradually-inclined steps may be replaced with ramp walkways which makes them more accessible to wheelchairs and other rolling devices, as well as safe and convenient for young children or elderly adults that may have trouble with steps. Walkways can also be supplemented with landscaping features, such as lighting and flower beds. Both modular and linear designs are available and come in a variety of colours.
Steps are an essential transition used to connect various elevations, and can add to the curb appeal of your home. They can be used to complement your front door entrance, may be incorporated into a walkway design where they are necessary to lessen the incline of the walk, or can bridge the transition between the lower and higher parts of a patio. In addition, steps make your property safer and can discourage soil erosion on slopes.
A patio defines a great outdoor space and may be custom-designed to fit your home, budget, and individual taste. We can create a ground level patio space that is great for dining and recreation or, where permissible, a raised patio. Tiered or leveled patios add a third-dimension to the overall appearance of your property. Patios can be constructed with many different designs and shapes- from simple and timeless to intricate and unique.
We offer many unique designs that can complement your pool area. Surround your pool with beautiful hardscape or create a pool-side patio. We create customized pool decks with wood, concrete, or pavers. Enhance your pool deck with other landscaping features, such as lighting.
Trees and shrubs soften the look of hardscape, add colour, and can be positioned to harmonize with your property and the surrounding environment. Larger trees and bushes can provide privacy and shade. In some cases, trees and/or bushes can be placed to conceal unattractive objects such as gas meters.
Attractive soil colours and contrasting patterns can make a big impact on the overall look of your landscape. We offer decorative soils (ex. – dark look of peat moss), as well as those that retain moisture to benefit plants (ex. – triple mix). Mulch is a protective cover placed over the soil to hold moisture, suppress weed growth, lessen erosion, and provide nutrients, and can be a ‘cleaner’ choice than soil, with different colour options available.
Sod finishes off the look of your soft landscaping installation, whether used to repair small areas of your lawn that may have died or in cases where you need to establish a lawn quickly and avoid soil erosion. Different varieties are available to suit your use and preference of appearance.
Retaining walls can be constructed to resist the lateral pressure of soil, to change the grade of your property, or to retain aggregate, which is useful in creating raised patios. They can be built both in the front of your property and in the backyard from wood, concrete, or pre-cast concrete blocks. Blocks allow for more creativity as they may be purchased in many different colours and styles.
Strategically-positioned lighting can enhance the look of your property at night. Spotlights, shadows and solar-powered or low-/high-voltage lighting can be used to increase safety and night vision, while highlighting certain areas of your home. Use garden lights to border walkways, lamp posts to highlight your front entrance, and different lighting techniques to display your pool or patio at night. If desired, different coloured lights may also be used.
Use your resources more efficiently with underground sprinkler systems, which can save time, money, and water. Timer-controls allow for watering at off-peak hours so that required moisture can remain where it is needed for longer periods.
Turn your backyard into a peaceful retreat with the soothing sound of movement and water. Whether you desire a cascading waterfall, pond, stream or fountain, we can help enhance your outdoor living. Each water feature is a unique design combining natural stone material. We integrate your interests and desires with the beautiful accents of nature.
Different paving materials can acquire stains over time which may be difficult to remove. To preserve the pavers’ original appearance, it is important to clean and protect them right from the start. The products we use create a protective shield that leaves a distinctive sheen and feel. Also, by filling the capillaries of the material, we prevent dirt, grease and other contaminants from becoming encrusted, creating the most efficient stain-protection solution.
If your hardscape installation develops stains, it should be treated as soon as possible by wiping the excess oil from the surface and power-washing the affected area(s) with detergent and hot water. We can remove oil and other stains to preserve the beauty of your hardscape. We can also remove weeds to keep your installation looking like-new. If your bricks have shifted, sunk, or ‘bubbled’ we can re-level them. They may have shifted as a result of moisture in the ground, or improper installation. Over a long period of time, constant pressure and traffic on any given area may also cause some shifting or sinking.
We guarantee our installation; however, if you require re-levels from a previous installation, we can efficiently remove the affected area to bring the bricks back to their appropriate level. In the case that paving stones cannot be repaired, they may easily be replaced with unnoticeable mending. Any colour variance will blend with the original pavers over time.