Professional Hardscaping Services
Our hardscaping Services can add a new level to your landscaping by providing definition to the natural areas and features of your yard. Hardscapes are the nonliving elements in landscaping like patios, walks, walls, arbors, and gazebos. These structures add interest and define different areas of your property.
A well-designed landscape includes both softscaping and hardscaping. Hardscape elements can lead visitors through zones of organic softscapes such as gardens, trees, and grass. You can create areas for entertaining, relaxing, and congregating by incorporating hardscapes in your lawn. Hardscaping using terraces and walls is a perfect solution if you have changes in the elevation of your property.
Consider the Entire Site
Giving consideration to the total landscaping is paramount in developing the best hardscapes for your property. You should always think about the entire site when creating hardscapes. Remember, they are “hard” and not so easy to move if it turns out that you don’t like the location.
Even though you may not be doing all of the total job at once, you still need to think about the entire site comprehensively. You could put some elements in like a patio and a pond first. Then, in the future, you may want a barbecue and a walkway. Placement of the patio and pond will have to work with the additional elements of barbecue and walkway. Everything needs to work together. So, planning and preparation are key in achieving a unified look for all of the hardscapes.
When Hardscapes Are Done Incorrectly
Hardscapes make a yard more beautiful and useful. However, if they are done incorrectly, you will have problems. A professional landscape designer can foresee future issues that are problematic and create a design that avoids those problems. Such elements as the foundation, edging, and drainage are critical in creating a hardscape that lasts forever.
The foundation of a hardscape must be built on compacted soil or it will not hold over time. Building on top of loose soil or organic material causes irreparable damage to your hardscape. As the dirt naturally settles over time, it causes everything on top of it to settle also. This is a common cause of a hardscape failure.
Hardscapes require detailed planning for drainage requirements. A failure to control runoff and manage water properly can lead to structural failures. Hardscapes need to be built with drains included to catch water and prevent standing water, staining, and failures in joint grout. 25% of all homes in the United States experience cracking or damage due to poor or inadequate drainage!
Installing edge restraints is important so that the edge on a patio or other structure does not separate and collapse over time. Edge restraints should always be secured into the foundation overcut and not dirt.
Our Hardscape Solutions
Some of the hardscape features Get Right Enterprises can create for you are:
- Retaining walls
- Arbors, trellises, and gazebos
Let us partner with you in designing the property of your dreams with our hardscaping services! Whether you’re considering a retaining wall, garden beds or another type of structure, Get Right Enterprises can help you design the perfect addition. We provide our hardscape services in Topsail Island, Wilmington, Hampstead, Sneads Ferry, and Holly Ridge. Call us today so that we can look at your property and offer the best solution.