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Brick Pavers and Other Walkway Enhancements


May 9, 2019

Spring is a great time of the year for completing those home improvements that have been weighing on your mind for months. Whether you’re considering painting, adding a sunroom, or doing a little landscaping - there is no better time of the year than right now. Putting off enhancements often leads to them being forgotten or other items taking precedent as time passes and needs change.

Instead of playing the waiting game, consider making the call and getting things going as soon as possible. Not only can many of these tasks improve the overall value of your home but they also can create a more inviting atmosphere around your property. Upgrades and additions typically serve to enhance a home in multiple ways and starting on the outside has plenty of advantages.

One area in particular is the front walk or connecting pathway from the driveway to front entrance. The focal point of a home from the street, making an impression with your walkway is one of the most prominent statements any homeowner can make.

Curb Appeal
Utilizing brick pavers for a front walk allows homeowners to create a custom design and get the look they desire. Not only do brick pavers pave the way to more curb appeal but they also provide for easy maintenance and a crisp, clean look that can set you apart from your neighbors.

Curves
Another option for pavers that sets them apart from typical concrete and pavement layouts is the ability to bend and mold their path as desired. In addition, once pavers are installed they are immediately ready for use, unlike having to wait on concrete to set and dry. Gone are the days of straight edge sidewalks and sightlines as curves have replaced their predecessors in modern style.

Lighting
Path lighting not only serves to illuminate the walk and provide a sense of safety and security, but it also creates a warm and inviting feel. Brightening the entranceway and continuing to highlight the path to your home allows for even more curb appeal as a result of the project. 

The experts at AMK Hardscapes are happy to offer a no obligation evaluation of your property’s outdoor area, including options to help create a new or remodel an existing front walkway to your home or any other construction project that you may have in mind. They are also more than willing to answer all of your questions about the future of your investment while creating a cost analysis for the entire property. Their consultation involves taking considerations from the client and offering a full service, turnkey job - providing assistance when needed or asked on any projects currently underway. Their involvement is left to the homeowner and can be as much or little as requested during the construction of any particular project. 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 today.
 
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Brick Pavers Installed, Now What?


April 24, 2019

Adding a new outdoor space for entertainment purposes or as an extension of your home has many benefits. Not only will the extra area serve to enhance your property value but it also creates a place where lifelong memories can be made. Enjoying the time and space with extended family, neighbors, and friends will be a welcome opportunity for each member of your home. These outdoor extension areas can be anything from a full outdoor kitchen to a tiny fire pit but utilizing brick pavers for construction is key.

Not only will the new surface last forever, but the color options and pattern inlay designs are limitless. These pavers allow homeowners the chance to achieve whatever it may be that their heart desires. Made to withstand the wear and tear associated with heavy traffic, in addition to anything Mother Nature and her elements can dish out, brick pavers ensure your space will be ready when you are.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind once the area has been finished when you’re ready to entertain.

Sand Fill, Level
One of the final steps in the construction process, depending on the type of brick pavers utilized, may be a thin layer of sand spread across the new area. Polymeric sand has many advantages, one being the binding properties associated with it once water is added. This sand fills between the paving stones and creates a unique bond to hold the stones in place.

A Few Extra
Another good idea is to keep a few paving stones following construction. Due to the durability of brick pavers, should any of them ever need to be repaired it is likely the particular ones used may no longer be available. Especially with the new measures to create unique designs and specific color patterns for owners, having a handful of pavers available for future repairs is a good idea.

Have Fun
Finally, once the construction crews leave and you’ve completed any post process checks, get out and enjoy the space. There are multiple ways to use pretty patio pavers and all serve to upgrade your home’s outdoor area. Ensure the space is level, stow away a few extra, and then let the fun and entertaining begin!

The experts at AMK Hardscapes are happy to offer a no obligation evaluation of your property’s outdoor area, including options to help extend your indoor living area or any other construction project you may have in mind. They are also more than willing to answer all of your questions about the future of your investment while creating a cost analysis for the property. Their consultation involves taking considerations from the client and offering a full service, turnkey job - providing assistance when needed or asked on any projects underway. Their involvement is left to the homeowner and can be as much or little as requested during the construction of any particular project. 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 today.
 
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Brick Paver Installation Denver Spring Additions


March 27, 2019

Spring is right around the corner and after a cold winter there’s nothing anyone wants more than to finally get back out and enjoy the outdoors in some warm weather. If your home currently doesn’t have a space for entertaining or even just relaxing and having a drink or meal, then consider making some additions and get ready to have some fun. There’s a number of different options available that can be installed before the temperature rises to ensure you don’t miss any of the excellent days ahead.

A patio for entertaining? Fire pit for family fun? An outdoor kitchen for cooking? Any of these are great ideas and something that you, your friends and family will all enjoy. Consider making the change before another summer rolls by and everyone’s back inside doing their best to keep warm. In fact, many of these common additions can be used year around and will serve to enhance your residence every month of the year. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of each.

Outdoor Patio

No one wants to be cooped up inside when the weather is nice out, so an outdoor patio is the perfect solution. This entertaining area can be a place for you and guests to gather when Mother Nature cooperates and provide space for plenty of family fun. Add a few tables and chairs to immediately create another dining option or natural living area. Both can be great ways to enhance the overall value of your home, in addition to giving everyone another place to make some memories. 

Fire Pit

Some of the best times of the year are when the seasons transition from winter to spring and then fall back into winter. These few weeks of the year provide a great opportunity for starting a fire and sitting by the light either roasting marshmallows, making smores, or just enjoying the company. There are many advantages to having an outdoor fire pit and they all create a more inviting feeling for your home.

Outdoor Kitchen

If you want to take your grilling or even the occasional fire pit cooking up to the next level then consider implementing a complete outdoor kitchen. Coupled with a patio space, these newfound features can be one of the best investments a homeowner can make. Not only will the addition add value to your home but it also extends the living area and adds a space that can be used year around for entertaining and easy clean up. The benefits of outdoor kitchens are plenty so get ready for the warm weather and prepare to have your best spring and summer yet!

The experts at AMK Hardscapes are happy to offer a no obligation evaluation of your outdoor space, including some options to help enhance your outdoor space or any other construction project you may have in mind. They are also more than willing to answer any questions you may have about the future of your investment and potential cost analysis in a property. Their consultation involves taking considerations from the client and offering a full service, turnkey, job or providing assistance when needed or asked on any projects when needed. Their involvement is left to the homeowner and can be as much or little as requested during the construction of any particular project. 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 today.
 
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Non-Slip Brick Pavers Denver Are Ready for Traffic


March 13, 2019

Deciding what type of surface to install for your driveway, walkway, or patio can be a difficult task, but it shouldn’t be if you know what you want. There are a number of quality options to choose from including favorites - concrete and asphalt, but if you’re looking for something more and want to get the absolute most out of your dollar then consider using brick pavers. These durable stones last a lifetime and two of their most prominent features include a focus on safety and instant use.

Unlike their competitors, brick pavers will not crack, break, or change due to soil settling or weather. Both concrete and asphalt can be damaged due to environmental changes and specifically the temperature fluctuating from heat to extreme cold. These inconsistencies can cause significant damage to your driveway or other paved areas and as the first impression many guests have of your home, can cause a negative side effect. Fortunately, brick pavers are not subject to these same limitations, in addition to providing a safe traffic pattern and one that is immediately available for use.
SAFETY

Not only can cracks and breaks in asphalt and cement create unsightly grounds but they are also tripping hazards. Brick pavers will not break and should anything ever damage one or more of the pavers, they are easily replaceable. If you have a cement driveway that becomes cracked then an entire patch is needed, creating a terrible look. In addition, if you wish to have the damaged areas completely erased then an entire resurfacing of the area in question must be replaced.

Another reason to use pavers, they are manufactured as non-slip and non-skid, providing a solid footing surface for all individuals who travel across the material. Exposed to the elements, making sure the grounds are safe for visitors, family, and friends is essential and only with brick pavers can you make certain that they traverse your property safely.
INSTANT USE

Another considerable advantage to brick pavers over concrete or asphalt is the ability to use the pathway or driveway immediately. If you choose instead to use concrete or asphalt then be prepared for a timeframe of not being able to use your newly installed area. 

These materials require a certain amount of time to cure and if anything - debris, animals, or even people, interact with the surface before it’s settled their could be negative impacts which require a re-do of the install. On the other hand, if you choose brick pavers then once installed their accessibility is immediate. There is no waiting required as you and your family get to immediately enjoy the benefits of having a brick paver driveway, sidewalk, or patio added to your home.

The experts at AMK Hardscapes are happy to offer a no obligation evaluation of your outdoor space, including a cost comparison for a driveway, patio, sidewalk, or any other construction project you may have in mind. They are also more than willing to answer any questions you may have about the future of your investment and potential cost analysis in a property. Their consultation involves taking considerations from the client and offering a full service, turnkey, job or providing assistance when needed or asked on any projects when needed. Their involvement is left to the homeowner and can be as much or little as requested during the construction of any particular project. 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 today.
 
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Brick Pavers Denver Create Awesome Accents


February 27, 2019

Interested in making a change to spruce up the outward appearance of your property? Hoping to create some attention via dramatic curb appeal? Want to make your home the most noticeable on the block? Let the implementation of a brick pavers project set your property apart. These outdoor surfaces are not only guaranteed to last a lifetime but they can also be used to create a distinctive look for your home. 

Depending on how you wish to implement the pavers, a variety of different configurations to achieve your desired result can be used. Even if you are not interested in replacing an entire driveway, walkway, or patio surface, a small area of improvement can help immensely. 

Imagine you have an area in need of repair but instead of replacing the entire paved driveway, only the portion with damage needs an adjustment. Should it occur at a favorable section where an apron would serve best, then the addition of a brick paver portion can immediately change the look of your home for the better.

Driveway Apron

The driveway apron is the portion of an individual’s access point that connects to the public roadway. This section may carry a sidewalk or exist over city implemented drainage areas. The first point of contact for visitors and guests, changing even this small section to a brick paver area can have numerous benefits. Able to be repaired with ease, should anything ever occur or underneath need accessing, these brick pavers create an awesome sense of creativity and invitation.  
Sidewalk Apron

Similar to the driveway apron, a sidewalk apron can be utilized at either end of the walkway connecting the drive to the front steps. Whether placed exiting the home or from the drive, both create the same inviting phenomenon established from the driveway apron and serves to enhance the curb appeal and outdoor area of a home.

Specialty Design

In combination with an apron or separate, a specialty design can also be placed in the middle of a sidewalk or driveway. Similar to a wooden floor inlay, this specialty design can be an exciting conversation piece or dramatic accent area that sets your home apart from the neighbors. By using the brick pavers, this design will last forever and can be specifically implemented to fit exactly what the homeowner is looking for in most cases. 

The experts at AMK Hardscapes are happy to offer a no obligation evaluation of your outdoor space, including a cost comparison for an apron, specialty design, or any other construction project you may have in mind. They are also more than willing to answer any questions you may have about the future of your investment and potential cost analysis in a property. Their consultation involves taking considerations from the client and offering a full service, turnkey, job or providing assistance when needed or asked on any projects when needed. Their involvement is left to the homeowner and can be as much or little as requested during the construction of any particular project. 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 today.
 
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