“Hardscaping” started becoming popular approximately 30 years ago, and a lot has changed since then.  Material choices, equipment and installation practices have all seen incredible advancement and upgrades. 

Unfortunately the hardscapes of 25 and 30 years ago are really showing their age.  Material colors have faded and concrete aggregates are showing.  Poor installation practices and equipment have led to; loose steps and caps, leaning walls, low spots with large puddles, shifted stones with large joints, joints without sand or mortar, black mold, stains and moss, and paver edging that is now above the pavers.

To Fix or Not to Fix?  Most of these problems can be fixed and/or cleaned.  Sometimes the base has failed and is no longer structurally secure, so the area neds to be completely replaced.  One of our designers or estimators can help you assess the current situation to see which option is the best for your project.  

Here are a few projects we’ve repaired or restored

Most of the time we see the same problems on older hardscapes

When the “interlocking” part of a hardscape fails, it’s only a matter of time for the entire area to fail. 

Bases often fail and cause “vertical” failer due to wet subsoils caused by heavy clay, missing textile fabrics, not enough or the wrong base materials.

  • Settling and puddling
  • Tripping hazzards
  • Movement in the stones
  • Steps that have moved

 

When the “interlocking” part of a hardscape fails, it’s only a matter of time for the entire area to fail. 

Bases often fail and cause “vertical” failer due to wet subsoils caused by heavy clay, missing textile fabrics, not enough or the wrong base materials.

  • Settling and puddling
  • Tripping hazzards
  • Movement in the stones
  • Steps that have moved