Brick or Stone Steps
Making your outdoor space well-connected and easily accessible has never been simpler. With the help of brick or stone steps integrated into the landscaping layout of your yard, you can reach one of of your lawn from the other with a set of sturdy steps. If you want a staircase or stepping stones is up to you and we can help you in deciding!
Brick steps can be built to provide a grand entrance into your home, garage, walkway, or garden. Using traditional masonry techniques of brick and sealing components, bricks are laid at an angle to achieve an escalating effect. While most clients tend to opt for the standard tone of red that brick comes in, we can also provide it in other colors through coloring and staining techniques. Brick provides guests and visitors with a welcoming sense of timeless comfort and sturdiness. Bricks are incredibly versatile and can also be arranged in circular patterns or designed patterns for particular finish. When building brick steps, the individual bricks must be laid into a specific pattern and sealed together to create the larger stairs or structure.
Stone steps are often bigger to accommodate the size of the stones used. Chiseled into large building rectangles, stone steps are undeniably modern and go great with just about any landscape. Leaving the front facing edges rigid, the top step of the stone is smoothed to make walking easier and remove any imperfections or craters. Stone steps work great for larger spaces or walkways that need to accommodate multiple people at once. Unlike bricks, stones can be fitted onto one another rather than built upon each other, and then sealed for added protection. This provides a different level of support than that of brick steps.
Concrete steps can also be built into hybrids with both brick or stone. Some clients prefer to have concrete slabs at the top base of the stairs, with brick or stone lining the front-facing edge and the sides. Since concrete is water-resistant, it sometimes makes for a better texture to walk on during bad weather as the concrete’s pores can provide more traction that stone or brick. If you choose to integrate concrete into your brick or stone step project, it can also be color-treated to help match it with the other building materials and blend it in more.
Whatever style you decide for your outdoor steps, we are here to help you create a masterpiece that fulfills your overall aesthetic. If your home is made from dark colored stone, red brick walkway stairs may be off-putting and distracting to the rest of your landscape. Therefore, we recommend integrating your stairs with the colors and patterns of your home’s exteriors. We can also help make the transition less dramatic by staining, painting, and color-matching your brick or stone steps to the rest of the colors in both your landscape and your home’s exteriors.