What are Hardscapes?
US noun: hardscape; plural noun: hardscapes
The nonliving or man-made fixtures of a planned outdoor area.
“Before you begin to implement your plan, consider the hardscape of your ornamental garden”
Most people know the term, ‘Landscapes.’ But when it comes to Hardscapes – some may not know what that means. The term simply refers to the beautification or improvement of your outdoor area utilizing rocks, natural stones, concrete, pavers or any non-living product. Master craftsmen would call this stone masonry and hard work, which is now becoming a lost art. Have you ever seen a cobblestone driveway before? Perhaps a stone fireplace or outdoor kitchen? Hardscape features are creative, gorgeous man made products that utilize stone and other masonry products in your backyard. The idea is to make hardscapes look as natural as possible in it’s environment. From natural stone patios and fire pits in your outdoor living area, to new design concepts utilizing interlocking and segmented concrete construction across the globe – Southern Luxury Construction’s professional team is certified and heavily trained in this tradecraft.
not your average stone mason.
To perfect the ‘art of stonework’ takes many years. Then perfection comes several more years after that. Southern Luxury Construction has built a team of smart, creative, passionate, and dedicated people that have many years of experience learning the craft of stone masonry and hardscape installations. Some of our highly skilled masons inherited this trait and work ethic passed down from generation to generation. There’s a significant difference between SLC’s team and other stone installers. They treat every client’s property like a canvas – beautifying with the oldest known building material there is – natural stone. Let SLC install a timeless hardscape or stone project in your backyard, and you’ll enjoy it for years to come!
Types of different hardscape installations
- Outdoor patios – built with concrete pavers or natural stone
- Retaining walls
- Interlocking and permeable paver applications
- Driveways, walkways & stepping stone pathways
- Water features and ponds
- Outdoor kitchens
- Stone fire pits and fireplaces
- Pool houses & Cabanas
- Carpentry to include pavilions, pergolas, decks, docks and any timber framed structure.
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