Hardscape & Pavers: Design and Construction
Enhance Your Outdoor Space with Stone, Brick, and Wood Features
Durham Hill has provided quality hardscaping services throughout SE Wisconsin and neighboring areas for over 30 years. Our reputation is built on expert design and quality landscape construction. Whether you are looking to implement new hardscape features into your landscape, or need old, crumbling features repaired or replaced, Durham Hill is the hardscaper of choice!
When designed with vision and architectural expertise, finished hardscape projects provide an elegant, sturdy, and appealing extension of your home. Many of our outdoor living space designs include:
- Retaining Walls
- Patios or Decks
- Walkways / Steps
- Stone Water Features
- Pergolas or Gazebos
- Outdoor Kitchens and Fireplaces
- Any other aspects built of concrete, brick, stone, and tile
Durham Hill is one of the most experienced outdoor landscaping companies in SE Wisconsin, with a glowing reputation to match. We’ll help you decide if a patio or deck is right for your outdoor living space, and thoroughly explain your material options for construction – what color and how dark do you want your deck’s stain to be, do you want your patio to be brick, tile, or natural stone; etc.
When choosing a design and materials for your patio, lots of factors need to be considered, like the purpose of your patio, climate, personal tastes, and budget. Once we have the necessary information from our free in-person consultation, we can start creating designs for approval. We’ll also show you 3D previews of your hardscape features before we begin the build, so you can be completely satisfied with the end results.
Durham Hill specializes in the design, construction, and repair of residential and commercial retaining walls. A retaining wall’s main purpose is to hold the soil behind it, with the extra benefit of added visual appeal to any landscape. The wall must be strong enough to withstand any kind of movement from the soil, and built for permanent use. Having a retaining wall also makes more outdoor space for pools, patios, gardens, and outdoor kitchens.
Retaining walls are ideal for sloped landscapes with water runoff causing hillside erosion, spots downhill from soil fault lines, when the foundation downhill of your home is losing supporting soil, or when the uphill side of your home is under pressure from sliding soil.
There are a number of materials to choose from for your retaining wall, including concrete blocks, natural stone, rocks, boulders, and more. There are also some technical questions to consider before construction, including:
- What type of soil is the retaining wall on/holding? (clay, sand, something else)
- What is surrounding the retaining wall? (pool, patio, driveway)
Durham Hill will help you navigate these details and choose the material and design perfect for your unique landscape.
If you reside in SE Wisconsin, you can rely on the Durham Hill team to build a maintainable retaining wall for your property.
Patios, Walkways, and Driveways Leaving Lasting Impressions
Pavers are a great way to add a creative touch to your patio, sidewalks, driveway and more. Durham Hill offers brick pavers, but also has the knowledge and resources to correctly implement natural stone, so you can get the exact look you want.
Does your home’s driveway, patio, or walkway frequently have standing water after rain? Is standing water an issue for your commercial parking lot? If so, Durham Hill provides permeable paver construction to resolve these issues. Permeable pavers imitate the way natural land absorbs water, and provides a number of benefits including:
- Longer lasting than conventionally paved surfaces
- Reduces erosion that occurs when grass is dry or dead
- Reduces mosquitoes by removing standing water where they breed
With pavers, Durham Hill can complete the look of your outdoor living area, or remedy your parking lot or driveway water woes.