Many walkways are built with pavers manufactured by Unilock or Techo-Bloc, two North American companies. We also build walkways using natural flagstone or porcelain tiles (which provide a contemporary look and feel to your walkway).
Artistic Landscapes of Rowley, MA provides paver and natural stone walkways throughout the North Shore region of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. We listen to each clients’ goals and assess the style of your home and property before designing and recommending a paver or stone for your walkway. Depending on your preference, we will build a cohesive look for all of your walkways or we will vary the material based on the location within the property and intended use.
We believe permeable bases provide the best foundation for our walkways. This means that almost every walkway is built with a base of ¾” crushed stone followed by 3/8” crushed stone for the pavers to be set into. The pavers are secured with edge restraints and all joints are filled with polymeric sand. The polymeric sand minimizes the growth of weeds and maintenance required of your walkway.
All paver walkways can be sealed to have a wet look or a clear look that further minimizes the amount of weeds that can grow in the joints. You may find it interesting to see the sealed section of the front walkway at our Office on Route One in Rowley.
Additional Hardscape Services
Your patio will be a great gathering place for your family and friends. Your patio may include a firepit, ambient lighting, dining and kitchen areas around your house.
We are led by a licensed mason and build steps (granite steps, natural stone steps with bluestone or limestone treads) in accordance with building code.
Your outdoor kitchen can have a built-in grill and refrigerator, cabinets for storage and topped with a beautiful countertop for all of your entertaining needs.
A natural stone firepit (as does a segmental firepit) provide many evenings of fun with your children and friends. We build firepits that burn wood or gas and can be circular, square or into a shape that meets your vision.
A natural stone retaining wall can revitalize your yard. A natural stone retaining wall becomes a beautiful focal point and allows your yard to have more usable area. A wall can be built without visible mortar.
A sitting wall is a great addition around a firepit for friends to gather. When a retaining wall is approximately 18" higher than the patio or lawn this it can provide additional seating.
We build paver driveways, outline asphalt driveways with natural cobblestones and create cobblestone aprons at the beginning of driveways.
Cobblestones set in concrete keep the grass from growing into your garden beds. Cobblestones make an attractive start to your driveway.
Custom built pergola and trellis which complement your house and landscape are available. A pergola over your patio provides some shade.
Stone accents such as mailbox posts, light posts, benches, tables, raised planters and ponds add beauty and interest to your property while requiring no maintenance.