Patios and Hardscaping
Another aspect of hardscaping is paver walkways, which provide a durable and visually pleasing pathway through the landscape. These walkways can be made from a variety of materials, including natural stone pavers, which add a touch of luxury and elegance to any outdoor space. Let First State Building & Design to design and install your next hardscape project to elevate your outdoor space.
Consider these hardscape projects
- Natural stone walkways and steps
- Stamped concrete patios
- Outdoor kitchens and seating areas
- Retaining walls
- Stone countertops
- Paver walks and patios
- Concrete patios
- Stone patio with stone wall and composite deck
- Paver pool deck
Our designers work with only the finest hardscaping materials, including EP Henry, Techo Bloc, Cambridge, Versa-lok, Brickform (stamped concrete), Quarry Cut (local veneer company), Stone Age Manufactured Products and Best Stoneworks.
For many of our projects, natural stone remains one of the most popular and versatile building materials available today. Its strength, beauty, and universal appeal add style and increase the value of your home.
Of course, our commitment to quality means you will be enjoying your new patio, paver walk, and outdoor space for many years to come.
FAQ about Patios and Hardscaping
Common patio materials include concrete pavers, natural stone (such as flagstone or slate), bricks, and composite materials. Each material has its own aesthetic appeal, durability, and maintenance requirements.
While some homeowners may choose to tackle patio projects as DIY, it often involves significant skill, particularly if it requires excavation, grading, or intricate designs. Hiring a professional ensures proper installation, durability, and adherence to local building codes.
The size and shape depend on your intended use, available space, and aesthetic preferences. Consider factors like furniture placement, entertaining needs, and the flow of traffic when determining the size and shape of your patio.
Concrete provides a smooth and continuous surface, while pavers are individual units that interlock. Pavers offer more design flexibility and are often easier to repair or replace. Concrete is generally more cost-effective.
Options for adding shade include installing a pergola, umbrella, or retractable awning. You can also incorporate shade sails or choose landscaping elements like trees or shrubs strategically placed to provide natural shade.
Maintenance varies depending on the materials used. Regular cleaning, sealing, and addressing any issues promptly are common maintenance tasks. Concrete may require resealing, while natural stone may benefit from occasional re-leveling and weed prevention.