Natural Path Landscaping: Creating A Natural Work of Art Right Outside Your Door
Design & Installation
Why not make your driveway a beautiful part of the landscaping? Concrete pavers, available in a wide variety of colors and shapes, can bring beauty, durability and functionality to the significant area that your driveway occupies. In addition, pavers can be removed and replaced unnoticed if you need to excavate under your driveway years later.
The herringbone design is the strongest, interlocking pattern since it best stands up to both the horizontal and lateral forces of turning. It also handles the special demands associated with steep slopes. Long driveways often use the pavers close to the house, with asphalt filling in the remaining distance to the public road. In all cases, we design in granite cobblestones or granite edging to provide a durable transition between the asphalt and concrete pavers for the snowplows.
When planning your new driveway, consider incorporating "green" permeable paving technology. Permeable paving eliminates drainage issues plus minimizes oil and gasoline pollution of ground water. In winter, it eliminates puddles and refreezing, and may support faster snow melt.
Permeable paving also offers a big advantage when a house sits lower than the street. Water will drain into the driveway and into the crushed stone reservoir below, eliminating the need for an unsightly drain grate in the driveway. If the home is susceptible to basement flooding, pipes can even be put in the reservoir to carry surplus water away from the house.