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7 Places to Get Hardscaping in Vancouver

By AK Timber in Hardscaping

If you get your yard pruned, buy flowers and trees, and maybe even set up a swing set for your kids, your yard is complete, right? Not quite. If all you do is look at the organic parts of your yard, then you are missing a key element: hardscaping.

Hardscaping is everything that can be put in your yard that is made of cement, wood, stone, or a combination of the above. It includes retaining walls, pathways, pavement, drive ways, kitchens, pools, patios, and anything else you can think of.

Before you get some cement and try making these things for yourself, slow down. You really should hire professionals that know what they are doing and how to handle everything from gravity to mudslides. If you are in the Vancouver, WA area, take a look at these local businesses:

1. Boulder Falls Landscaping

Credit: Boulder Falls

Credit: Boulder Falls

While this business does a few different things, their hardscaping is really where they hit their stride. From absolutely gorgeous sidewalks that aren’t slippery to beautiful retaining walls that beg for florals, they can do it all.

Boulder Falls is trusted by many people in the Vancouver area, and with good reason. The specialize in using hardy materials, like bricks or stones, and making elegant looking paths and walkways. However, just because they are elegant doesn’t mean that they don’t stand up to the elements – they do that as well. In fact, Boulder Falls walkways are some of the longest lasting around.

No matter what you want to do with your walkway, give them a try.

2. Cornerstone Hardscapes

Driveways are a lot more important than they get credit for. If you have a nice car, then you don’t want to park it in a

Credit: Cornerstone

Credit: Cornerstone

driveway that allows sitting water, plants, or other pests in and around your car. If you have children, a level drive way is important for roller skating, riding bikes, and just playing.

Cornerstone Hardscapes does beautiful work with driveways. They use cement for a sleek finish, or bricks and stones for an elegant look. You’d be surprised what different materials would mean for your driveway – it can reduce problems that you may have.

A good looking driveway also adds to the curb appeal of your home, especially if you are going to sell your home anytime soon. With a patio like the ones that Cornerstone makes, it could even double as a patio for special events.

3. Mutual Materials

Credit: Mutual Materials

Credit: Mutual Materials

If you want to get a beautiful looking yard, drive way, or patio, but you don’t have the extra cash to hire a contractor or hardscaping company, then you might have to get a little creative. With Mutual Materials, you can get the high quality materials that you need to do the job – the rest is up to you.

Mutual Materials specializes in pavers and brick, so you could even use them for  your DIY projects that you find all over the internet. With a little bit of research, you should be able to make your own walkway, garden wall, or repair what you already have.

Plus, they encourage you to be a little creative, which is always good.

4. All Fixes Handyman

The list of things that the All Fixes Handyman works on is seemingly endless, including: Fountains, hanging walls,

Credit: All Fixes

Credit: All Fixes

shade covers, bridges, trellises, arbors, benches, outdoor rooms, patios, fire pits, sculptures, ponds, dry streams, waterfalls, pergolas, fire pits, fencing, edging, picnic areas…and much more.

If you take a look around their website, you will see that they do take care of a lot of outdoor elements. Even more importantly, they will work with what you already have. So many companies just want to take what you have and get rid of it before starting new. However, that isn’t the most cost effective way.

All Fixes Handyman seems to work with people who are looking to flip or sell their homes, but they also work with the common home owner on all sorts of hardscaping projects.

5. BPC’s Contracting

BPC's Construction

BPC’s Construction

Sometimes calling a contracting company, like BPC’s Contracting, is a great way to get a more utilitarian outdoor space. Many people don’t want the bells and whistles, they just want something plain that is easy to take care of and clean. That’s where BPC comes in.

Still, their concrete work is done beautifully and lasts a long time.

If you are looking to get something done inside and outside of your home, then you can really get a two for one deal here and get everything done – great for people who are looking to sell their homes.

6. BSR Construction

Credit: BSR Construction

Credit: BSR Construction

Maybe you have nothing in your yard and you want a complete overhaul. Maybe there is a lot in your yard and you

want a complete overhaul. Either way, sometimes jobs are really big and require a company that has a lot of equipment.. If that sounds like you, BSR Construction might be the way to go.

They have all of the skills needed to make something that borders the line between artistic and utilitarian, without spending too much. In fact, they are one of the most budget conscious teams you will find in the Vancouver area.

7. Noble Stone

Credit: Noble Stone

Credit: Noble Stone

Some people don’t want to put things that you wouldn’t find in nature in their yards, and that is totally understanding. With Noble Stone, you can get just about anything you want made out of stones.

Many people choose to work with Noble Stone because it creates hardscaping that is long lasting, natural looking, easy to repair, and it works with your yard. Stone drains better, holds up better in the elements, and even handles soil better. It just so happens to be more cost effective too.

If you like a more farmlike or rustic look, this might be a place to start looking.

Keep Your Hardscaping Safe

It doesn’t really matter how high quality the materials and installation of your hardscaping is if you don’t take care of it. AK Timber Services can help you keep everything safe and sound. With proper pruning techniques, you won’t see the build up of leaves, pests, or sap. You will also see the appropriate amount of sunlight and shading to prevent decay.

We can also help you before you get your hardscaping, by clearing the land of trees, branches, and stumps. Give us a call today at (971) 404-7624 and we will see how we can help you on your mission to get a gorgeous back yard.

Header photo courtesy of Yuriy Kuzin on Flickr!