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Brick Pavers Denver Edging Benefits


October 10, 2018

There are a number of materials to consider when deciding how to separate a planter, garden, or flower bed from the walkway or lawn around a home or place of business. Each possesses different advantages and disadvantages but brick offers one of the best and longest lasting solutions with more versatility than any other possibility.

The implementation of a brick border around a driveway, patio, or porch is two-fold. Serving to outline the surface area and also holding the pattern in place, these border bricks are essential to the overall design and construction technique but also serve a similar purpose when used in a stand alone fashion as a dramatic border for any of the above mentioned techniques.

These partitions can also be incorporated into the sidewalk design, serving as an extension of the walkway while highlighting a well manicured lawn or garden. When appropriately designed, the flow of an outdoor space can begin at the curb and continue up the drive, down the sidewalk and to the front door of a home or business with clear cut definition separating a flow of traffic and keeping people out of your plants.

Durability


The average brick lifespan has been found to be 500 years or more depending on environmental factors. This ability to withstand the elements and last longer than practically any other available material creates a long-lasting border or surface wherever it is applied.

Maintenance


Not only does the actual brick border require little to maintenance but this option makes lawn care easier. Brick borders clearly separate decorative areas from the grass and also keep mulch and potting soil from mixing with the yard area. A brick border will withstand a weed trimmer for edging or can be installed low enough where mower blades themselves will not interfere.

Barrier Definition


These bricks as garden edges can be combined with walkways and driveways for a solidarity around a residence or business. By utilizing brick as a border option, walkways and flower beds are easily distinguished from one another and pathways used for those visiting will be clearly marked.

The individuals at AMK Hardscapes can assist you in determining exactly which brick pavers would be best fitted for almost any project around your home - including a garden or landscape border. Whether you are looking at incorporating the new border into an existing walkway, driveway or are creating an entirely new construction, our highly trained and certified staff will make certain you receive the absolute best service available. Not only will the staff be present initially but they will continue to also be accessible throughout the entire process of construction and installation to answer any questions which may arise during the any stage. They can help you with a number of different paver options such as patios or other landscaping needs for pavers. If you should need any assistance in determining the best option available to you in this area the AMK experts are ready to help. Call 303-525-8601 or contact us to inquire about an estimate today.
 
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Brick Pavers Provide A Wintertime Solution


September 26, 2018

Want to avoid bundling up in layers and then having to face the bitter cold, wind, and snow only to work for hours shoveling your walkway or driveway? Hoping to eliminate ice build up on surfaces around your home which create potential slipping hazards that could cause injury to you or your guest? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions (who wouldn’t?) then remember, winter is fast approaching but there’s still time to make this year the easiest yet if you act now.
Choosing to install heated brick pavers into your patio, walkway, or driveway will be one of the best investments you can ever make to give you peace of mind once the snow begins to fall. Homes and businesses that elect to utilize this technology immediately receive each of the following benefits in addition to knowing you and your guests can now enter and exit safely regardless of the wintry conditions.

Prevent Ice and Snow Accumulation

Heat grids or lines underneath the surface operate to warm the materials and keep snow and ice from building up on the ground level. This heat produces enough energy to either prevent any accumulation from occurring, if turned on prior, or melt away the snow and ice should you have forgotten to activate the unit. 
Eliminating any potential for the ice and snow to mount on the surfaces will ensure your walkways, patios, or driveways remain clear of hazardous slick spots and black ice. Especially on driveway surfaces the potential for black ice is high but having a heated system can alleviate any need to worry about this danger.

Easy Maintenance

As with any brick paver surface, the maintenance required is minimal but there are benefits to utilizing a heated system underneath pavers as opposed to a concrete or asphalt material. In the event any electrical work needs to be completed on the heat grid underground, pavers can be simply removed and replaced whereas other materials may require complete reconstruction or create unsightly patches for the same type of work.

Avoid Excessive Snow Piles and Ice Hazards

If you or someone else clears your driveway using something other than manual labor and a shovel, it will require creating larger piles of snow along the sides or at the end of a walkway or driveway. These large snow banks get compacted and hang around longer than much of the snow on the surface. They also can create issues in roadways and when melting at a slower pace increase the risk of ice accumulating where any drainage occurs - making even more problems out of something that can be avoided all together with a heat system.
Permeable and pervious brick pavers provide any melting ice or snow a pathway back into the ground instead of adding to the issues potentially created by an abundance of snowfall.   
The individuals at AMK Hardscapes can assist you in determining which brick paver surface would be best fitted for almost any project around your home. Whether your looking at installing a heat system to an already established walkway, backyard patio, driveway or adding a completely new construction of any - our highly trained and certified staff will make certain you receive the absolute best service available. Not only will the staff be present initially but they will continue to also be accessible throughout the entire process of construction and installation to answer any questions which may arise during the any stage. They can help you with a number of different paver options such as patios or other landscaping needs for pavers. If you should need any assistance in determining the best option available to you in this area the AMK experts are ready to help. Call 303-525-8601 or contact us to inquire about an estimate today.
 
 
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Brick Paver Patios For the Win


September 12, 2018

Creating an outdoor space for both entertainment and everyday purposes can help provide an important addition to almost any property. Depending on the location of your particular home or business in need of the extra space, deciding to build a patio can add both a viable living and hosting quarters which can be utilized for a majority of the year, in addition to having an appropriate venue that can now serve a variety of purposes.

Electing to implement the construction of an addition to your home or business is not an easy determination but provided the extra area can serve a multitude of purposes, it can be justified. A brick paver patio also provides numerous different benefits as opposed to using any other material for the construction process.

This determination of adding a space available for the purposes of both gathering with friends and/or family, in addition to adding an extra usage area to your home can be extremely exciting. These spaces allow for the interior of a home or business to be extended providing an opportunity for gatherings of more people and a community feel for your residence..

Durability


Electing to choose a patio with differentially installed brick pavers can be extremely beneficial in terms of the time a space will last. These brick pavers, when individually installed, serve to protect a ground surface and provide a solid entertaining space for years to come.

Individual brick pavers also provide a unique opportunity as the surfaces installed will not break, crack, or show any signs of wear for a considerable amount of time. Instead of choosing to pour concrete, which will crack and show immediate signs of wear, the durability of a brick paver installed service amounts to a much more cost effective option when considering the amount of time and usage a surface will receive.

Look


Another key aspect when electing to choose brick pavers as the patio surface involves an aesthetically appealing approach. Instead of being limited with a dull grey and having to purchase additional outdoor rugs and mats to cover and create a good ambiance for the space, almost any unique design and color pattern can be achieved through the installation of a brick paver surface.  

Both of these aspects are key when considering a surface type for your next addition and each can impact your pocketbook as well. Not only in the future, regarding money saved by not having to repair or ramp up another surfaces appearance but also in terms of property value.
The experts at AMK Hardscapes will be happy to help you determine the best option for your home or business regarding an additional outdoor event space or patio. Our highly trained associates will ensure that you not only receive the best service possible but also guide you step-by-step throughout the entire process. They are also willing and ready to assist with any number of additional paver options, including walkways and walled landscaping opportunities. Whether you need an explanation for a recommended surface type or are ready to move forward on a hardscaping project the AMK experts are ready and willing to assist. Call 303-525-8601 or contact us to inquire about an estimate.
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Brick Paver Installation Denver: To Do or Not Do It Yourself


8/29/18

Electing to install a brick paver walkway, patio, or driveway can be an extremely rewarding experience adding character and additional value to your home or place of business. However, the process involves much more than just orchestrating an artistic pattern of blocks on top of the earth and hoping everything evens out and works properly resulting in the desired finished product when complete.

Even choosing to smooth the earth, constructing a literal even playing field over the project area, can result in significant issues down the line. Instead, there are a number of steps which need to be taken for making sure your brick paver surface will last a lifetime. When followed and installed appropriately, the end result will be an eye catching and functional surface pattern built to last while adding intrigue and a new unique aspect for consideration.

Do-It-Yourself Project Intentions


For those interested in completing projects on your own, referred to as Do-It-Yourselfers (DIYers), there is considerably more involvement with a brick paver installation than initially meets the eye. A significant amount of prep work is required before the actually paver installation begins to take place and these first few steps are just as critical.

A quick search of the internet will reveal you can install brick driveway pavers in eight steps. While this may sound like a good idea at first sight, a closer examination indicates that while the actual process of putting bricks in place may be one of the least strenuous parts of the process - it is far from easy.

For example, if your new pavers will be replacing an existing surface, complete removal of the previous material must be concluded before even beginning with any new installation. Whether replacing a concrete sidewalk or asphalt driveway, both involve special equipment, tools, and a serious time commitment - before even considering the new additions.

Do-It-Yourself Project (with a little help)

The experts at AMK Hardscapes offer a unique process which benefits individuals on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to DIY projects. Their consultation will involve taking considerations from the client and offering a full service, turnkey job to offering assistance only when needed or asked.
Their professionally trained staff will be pleased to assist you in determining your best options and product design for all brick paver projects. Whether you’re replacing a cracking concrete sidewalk, full circle driveway, a short walk to your front door, or anything in between - they can help! Our associates will ensure that you not only receive the best service possible but also are aware of the implications your hardscapes may have on the cost analysis of a property. Further, they are willing and ready to assist with any number of paver options, including fire pits and walled landscaping opportunities. Whether you need an explanation for a recommended surface type or are ready to move forward on a hardscaping project the AMK experts are ready and willing to assist. Call 303-525-8601 or contact us to inquire about an estimate.
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Take Advantage of The Dry Weather and Prep Your Winter Garden


August 15, 2018


Planting flowers, tending to vegetables, outdoor maintenance… these are all tasks you commonly relate to for the spring and summer. But for many homeowners, they do these tasks in the cold for their winter gardens. There are a variety of plants and foods that can thrive throughout the coldest parts of the year. They also help to dress up bland yards that have trees and shrubs without leaves. Interested in the idea? Learn about the best plants, maintenance tips, and other winter outdoor enhancements you can make from your certified brick driveway installer.

Best Plants for a Winter Garden


There are a variety of plants ideal to plant in the winter, one of the top being winter cabbage. This type of cabbage can sustain itself in the cold thanks to their small size and hard heads. The trick to having these grow is to plant them in middle- to late-summer. Another great plant is the winter jasmine. Even the most beginner of skill level can handle this plant because it holds up so well! They are simplistic in appearance, with long sticks and small, yellow petals. Last is the cotoneaster. These are shrubs with green leaves and red or orange berries. The berries form in the fall and last throughout the winter for a gorgeous appearance! Try one of these best vegetables to grow in the winter for your own garden.

Maintenance Tips


When it comes to tending to your winter outdoor space, it is important to take a few precautions now that the cold temperature have set in. If you have any gentle potted plants on porches or back deck spaces, bring them in. The harsh weather can damage or even kill them. If you have anything you will be keeping outside, make sure to insulate it to help the soil survive the winter. Next, if you haven’t already, tidy your lawn. Rake any fallen leaves and pick up other debris. Be sure to do this if you have a small pond or body of water. If you have trees, don’t forget to wrap their base. This will help protect them from frost cracking. For the first hard freeze of the season, makes sure to add an additional layer of organic mulch. This will help with temperature maintenance throughout the winter too. Be sure to catch up on all fall and winter landscaping tips from your certified driveway installer.

Additional Outdoor Enhancements


There are other outdoor enhancements you can make to make your outdoor space shine this winter.
 
  • Hardscaping: Hardscaping is stone décor that you can add anywhere. It could be a barrier around an area, such as a fountain or flowerbed, or to highlight a tiered landscape in a backyard.
  • Driveways: If you have an old, cracking driveway, it is important to upgrade it—especially during the winter. Concrete driveways and walkways area also more difficult to shovel snow in. The crevices are easy to catch, sometimes even leading to an injury. Add a paving stone driveway that has a smooth surface and wonderful aesthetic appeal. Heated options are even available.

Ready to ramp up your outdoor space this winter? AMK Hardscapes has you covered. Our variety of pavers is perfect to any hardscaping, driveway, walkway, or other project. Call us today at 303-525-8601 for more information on your project.
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