WALLS & PAVING
Almost every outdoor project involves the construction of walls and paving. Platinum Landscape & Pools are recognized as industry leaders for our extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of wall and paving installation.
In 2012 the Hardscapes of North America Association recognized Platinum Landscapes & Pools with their Residential award for hardscape installation. In 2014 we received an Honorable Mention in the same competition.
Walls and paving are the most expensive element of any outdoor project and we take great pride in our innovative approach and the quality of our craftmanship.
Retaining walls are an integral part of any landscape design. On steeper sites they are required to retain changes in elevation and create level areas for paving or planting. They are also used extensively on relatively flat sites where they are incorporated into seat walls, and raised planter boxes.
Done well walls can be a real feature of your garden. Wall materials need to be selected carefully to compliment the overall house design and any existing features.
Whether they are made from boulders, natural stone, segmental block, pavers, architectural concrete, corten steel or even timber a retaining wall is an opportunity to transform any outdoor area.
The construction of retaining walls needs to be undertaken by a licensed landscape contractor. Not all walls require engineering or a permit however they need to be built according to standard engineering principles. A poorly constructed wall will end up being very expensive to repair or replace if it’s not built properly in the first place.
Pavers are a great way to upgrade and accent your outdoor living spaces. Pavers provide a durable all weather surface for pathways, pavilions, sitting areas and swimming pool surrounds.
There is a huge variety in textures and colors with pavers available in natural stone, brick, or concrete.
Regardless of the product the longevity of any paving installation will come down to the sub base preparation.
Depending on the site conditions pavers can either be laid on concrete or on a bed of compacted road base.
Drainage is another important consideration as excessive run off can damage the sub base and cause long term movement in adjacent areas.