Backyard fire pits are one of the most popular of all landscaping features right now. Adding a fire pit to you backyard will extend the enjoyment of your home for you and your guests. They provide warmth, light and ambiance. Fire pits are a natural gathering place for socializing, entertaining, and relaxation.
Mankind has called the hearth home for the centuries so it’s no wonder that people are drawn to the campfire-like atmosphere of a fire pit. This gathering easily leads to story-telling and laughter.
A fire pit serves as a beautiful focal point in your outdoor landscape design.
Fireplaces Are Functional Design Elements
Fireplaces are important interior design elements that also provide warmth and coziness to a home.
The fireplace is usually the main focal point in the room where they are installed. They can be designed to convey any design feel you desire. From simple to elegant and practical to extravagant, there is a design to suit your home and your taste.
Considered an element of class and elegance, it also makes a home feel warm and comfortable. It creates a wonderful gathering place for creating family memories.
Fountains Add To Yard Design
A fountain in your yard can be designed to create a range of images and feelings.
From stately to relaxing, a fountain can add an exceptional element to your yard
In addition, fountains can be used to muffle surrounding noises and create blissful sounds.
Steps – Functional or Elegant?
How about steps that are both functional and elegant? Brick, Stone and Veneer steps can provide you with both functionality and create an elegant design feature.
Striking, artful, chic, charming, soothing – no matter what design look you’d like to achieve, it’s possible.
Veneer can even be used to cover existing concrete steps without dealing with removal of the existing steps.
Basements and Foundations
The foundation and basement of your home are important. Whether new or in need of repair, choose a company withextensive experience with block, concrete and stone to create or fix your home’s basement.
Brick and Stone Veneers
The siding on your house is the first thing people see when they look at your home.
A veneer of brick or stone adds a sense of richness, elegance and strength. Using both together is very much in style and provides you with a wide variety of design options.
Modern stone and thin brick veneers are a revolutionary construction option. They allow you to enjoy the look of traditional stone or brick building accents with less expense.
In addition, the pocket of air created between the veneer layer and the surface of the building provide an extra layer of insulation as well as moisture protection therefor increasing your building’s energy efficiency.
Veneers are available to match the warmth, beauty, and prestige of natural stone and brick. Since they are up to 75% lighter then natural stone or brick, no footers or wall ties are needed.
While stone and brick were originally used out of necessity, they have become a preference for many. Thin veneers can be used to cover the entire facade, or can be used as a decorative feature, covering the base or a particular portion of your home.
Stone veneers are man-made stones using Portland cement, pumice and other lightweight aggregates and pigments. The result is a product that looks 100 percent natural, without the weight of natural stones, in colors and textures that meet your desires.
Thin brick veneer is made from the same kiln-fired clay brick as traditional building bricks.
Brick and stone veneers are available in a wide range of colors and sizes. They can be incorporated into every type of architectural style. They can be used both indoors and out. Nothing else is as maintenance-free and long lasting as veneers.
Brick and Stone Work
While veneers cost less than real brick and stone work, some people prefer real brick or stone. There are some uses where veneers are not suitable such as areas that receive foot or vehicle traffic. Or you may already have brick or stone work that you want to match as closely as possible.
In these instances the use of real brick and stone are your best option. When talking about the use of masonry one of the most important factors is the quality of workmanship in the installation process. Our masons will install a brick or stone masonry project that will enhance the look and value of your home.
Masonry products are very durable and are also very low in maintenance. This makes it an ideal product for the construction of a wide range of landscape and hardscape applications for your home.
Concrete block has been used as a building material for more than a century. When they are built correctly, concrete blocks are ideal for walls because they’re stronger than poured concrete. Concrete block is not affected by termites or extreme temperatures. It is virtually soundproof when installed correctly. Concrete blocks also provide insulation against cold and heat and may reduce a home’s energy usage.
No matter what block, stone, brick or veneer project you’re imagining we can help you plan and bring your project to reality. From simple block walls or steps to an extravagant backyard entertainment area our professionals are passionate about creating the perfect project for you.