The width and shape should depend on the amount of traffic that will use the path or walkway, and the style you’re looking to achieve. A front yard walkway will be used more frequently, and will greatly enhance the property’s curb appeal. For these reasons, we’d recommend a wide width with a linear shape for functionality. A garden path, for example, can be much more narrow and curved.
The materials you choose for your walkway will drastically enhance the style. After our initial consultation, we’ll discuss the style you’re looking to achieve and can provide samples for each material. Below we’ve outlined some of the materials we commonly use.
Brick: The perfect compliment to a traditional style home. Brick paths or walkways give off a sense of age and refinement. The width, pattern, and shape can make it appear either formal or casual. Brick can also be combined with other materials such as concrete, cobblestone, natural stone, and works as great structural siding for asphalt.
Paver: A very versatile material for paths and walkways. They can be used to create very simple designs or elaborate ones. Pavers come in many shapes, colors, and textures and are often used to create picturesque patterns in selected areas. We lay a foundation of compacted soil and gravel so that cracks won’t be a problem in the future.
Gravel: Simple, natural, and affordable. Usually used for paths throughout gardens, gravel comes in many earthy colors.
Concrete: The most versatile material we use. Concrete paths and walkways don’t have to be boring and grey. Concrete can be straight or curved, has limitless color options, and can be stamped, saw-cut, or textured. Almost all styles can at least partially use concrete to enhance it. For more modern styles, often concrete is poured into large square shapes and spaced out geometrically. For traditional styles, it may be used with brick.
Our welcoming administrative staff is here to serve you. After an initial discussion, we’ll send one of our trained hardscape professionals to visit you on-site, and provide a free detailed estimate.