Creating beautiful flower bed, shrubs will increase the value of your property. Having hardscaped patios, walkways, retaining walls and other hardscapes transform your landscape into serene, livable settings.
Defining Lines Landscaping experts can design and implement your perfect new hardscape and landscape project. We can assess the condition of your current hardscapes and provide the necessary inspection, cleaning, and sealing services to protect and revive your outdoor space.
While many types of hardscaping can sustain an excellent appearance for many years, all pavers, wall blocks, and other hardscapes still fall victim to general staining, wear and tear, and harsh weather conditions. Just like hardwood floors need the occasional polish and cars need regular oil changes, hardscapes benefit from preservation in the form of inspections, cleaning, and sealing to restore their original appearance and protect them in the future.
Hardscapes, just like any other part of a residential or commercial landscape, require regular checkups. Natural impacts such as settling ground or the growth of tree roots can impact hardscape placement, displacing or cracking individual pavers, rocks, or bricks. Keeping an eye on these issues with regular checkups will help you prevent larger problems and schedule treatments.
Cleaning pavers, bricks, stone, walls, concrete and other hardscapes annually is important. The practice, which usually involves pressure washing, cleans sediments that develop over time from rain, rotting leaves and snow. This intense cleaning also helps improve hardscape durability.
Other parts of hardscape cleanup that require more frequent attention include the removal of weeds or unwanted plant life from between and around patio pavers to keep a clean and neat appearance.
Some commercial hardscapes, depending on the materials and their age, also require an annual sealing. The sealant can provide a matte or sheen-like finish and will help protect the hardscape against future sediment build-up or staining.
An office patio space where employees enjoy their lunch, for example, could have spills that can stain the hardscape. A sealant can help shield the space against unattractive stains and blemishes.