Being Faithful to the Original

Every project we design and build in the Fox Cities presents its own challenges.  For this particular home in downtown Appleton, we had a client that … [Read more...]

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Made When Designing a Patio

I started in the landscape business back in 1985, so I've been involved in the design/build process for a lot of patios.  Thousands, I'd … [Read more...]

Sandbox Inlay of Paver Patio

For this project in Sherwood, the clients had young children and wanted to be able to have a sandbox on the patio.  We thought: why not have a sandbox … [Read more...]

Recycled Paver Patio

One of the things we love about paver patios is how the materials can be used and re-used for decades.  Have an old paver patio that's settled here or … [Read more...]

Replacing Rotted Sheathing

Sometimes you have to take a step backward before you take a step forward.  In the case of paver patio construction in Wisconsin, sometimes that means … [Read more...]

Retaining Wall Disaster In Appleton

If you've lived in the Darboy area long enough, you remember a time when the Target store off Calumet and Highway 441 was nothing but an idea and an … [Read more...]

1998 Retaining Wall, Then and Now

It was around July 2016, I was driving through downtown Appleton with my family on our way to some activity for the kids, and happened to drive past a … [Read more...]

Avoiding Disaster Through Proper Design of a Raised Paver Patio

Today I was out on the web looking at the websites of my local competitors, something I do periodically, seeing what kinds of things they were up to.  … [Read more...]

Complex Paver Patio Drainage? No Problem.

For any hardscape contractor, the new construction properties are about as easy as it comes to provide proper drainage for something like a paver … [Read more...]

Rebuilding Block and Paver Steps

We were contacted by a prospective client in Omro, WI inquiring about having her block and paver patio and steps repaired.  Over the 8-10 years it'd … [Read more...]