Hardscaping, Retaining & Garden Walls
Hardscape refers to hard landscape materials in the built environment structures that are incorporated into a landscape. This can include paved areas, driveways, retaining walls, sleeper walls, stairs, walkways, and any other landscaping made up of hard wearing materials such as wood, stone, concrete etc. as opposed to softscape, the horticultural elements of a landscape.
Hardscapes can include very large features, such as paved roads, driveways or fountains and even small pools. Did you know that most water features are hardscapes because they require a barrier to retain the water, instead of letting it drain into the surrounding soil.
Beside the construction buildings (houses) new constructions, additions, remodelings, commercial, Luxus Construction also do hardscaping:
- Fences: wooden, cinder blocks, concrete, metal
- Retaining walls
- Concrete driveway
- Garden walls
- Wooden deck
A retaining wall is designed to hold in the considerable weight of soil that otherwise might erode down a slope. This type of wall is also used on level areas where you want to add a considerable amount of topsoil to create a garden or other feature.
As the name implies, its primary function is to retain the soil. This means that such walls are thick and sturdy, designed for many years of use. However, they can also be decorative in nature, adding to the beauty of your property while still fulfilling its primary mission of retaining soil.
Garden walls tend to be low, from one to two feet above the surface. The primary function of this type of wall is to define a boundary between two separate functions of land. Garden walls are decorative in nature and some are strong enough to hold additional soil to create a garden in your yard.
Contact Luxus Construction to get started. Please call 310-270-8596 for more information.