Hardscapes & Pavers | Gresham Landscaping Professionals

October 18, 2019

Hardscapes & Pavers

A hardscape often refers to patios, paths or pathways and retaining walls that are found on your property. In addition to the ‘hard’ surfaces referenced above, it may also include arbors, gazebos and a trellis.

While there are many design issues to consider before we arrive to install your dream backyard, you will first need to consider what surface is your favorite. Do you like smooth concrete, or rough stone? Do you like dark stone or light colored stone? Do you want weathered wood or stain?

Whatever your overall design is, we can help you put together a complete and beautiful layout for your property.

Paver Patios

What paver product(s) would you like your patio to be made out of? Will the patio have surrounding stone(s) or plants?

  • Paving Stones
  • Boulders
  • Stacked Rock
  • Crushed Rock and Timbers
  • Wall Rock
  • Concrete Block
  • Flagstone
  • Stepping Stones

Which Paver Should I Use For My Patio?

AsphaltShort life – Less than 10 years

  1. Low surface strength
  2. must be installed in warm, dry weather
  3. high maintenance cost
  4. repairs cause unsightly patches
  5. Plain, drab appearance

Concrete PaversLong life – 30+ years

  1. High surface strength
  2. Can be installed in almost any weather
  3. Virtually maintenance free
  4. Easily taken up and replaced
  5. Available in various patterns and colors

Concrete (poured) Long life – 30+ years 

  1. Will crack
  2. Strength (3000 psi)
  3. Rigid system
  4. Removal and repair costly
  5. Plain and drab appearance
  6. Requires curing time after placement
  7. Quality depends on weather and workmanship

Concrete Pavers Long life – 30+ years 

  1. Doesn’t crack
  2. Available in patterns and colors
  3. Strength (8000 psi)
  4. Flexible system
  5. Easily taken up and replaced
  6. Immediately available for use

Gresham landscaping ground surfaces

Patios – Patios are an outdoor room that often times include a barbecue, patio furniture and kids toys.

Pavers – Pavers are the product that creates the rich look for the flooring. These products may be concrete, brick, stone or other surfaces.

Natural Stone – Stone comes in many colors, textures and price categories. We are fortunate to live in the NW where we have such a large selection to choose from.

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