The Backyard Makeover

If you have a new house in the Phoenix area, including any of the surrounding cities of Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler or any of the west valley cities, odds are your backyard looks something like this: But it doesn’t take much to turn that plot of dirt you dread looking at into very usable outdoor space. A little grass, water, gravel, … Read More

Ahwatukee Landscape Remodel

awhatukee pavers

We recently finished installing a paver and landscape project in Ahwatukee. Of course there’s been increased activity in the real estate market across the Phoenix metro area, and with buying a new house often comes wanting to make the new house your own. Such was the case for this project. The homeowner had just moved in and wanted first to … Read More

Pavestone Display Area Installation

We were asked by Pavestone to install a brand new display area to highlight the various paver styles and colors available to customers through Pavestone. We thought we’d share some pictures of the job in progress, and of the finished work.  You can always stop by the Pavestone offices in on 43rd Avenue in Phoenix to see the pavers for … Read More

Addition to years old paver patio installation

Paver patio

We were happy to recently finish a project for a happy customer from several years go.  We were first contacted by the Johns family in 2008, and were hired to install a paver overlay on their back patio, leading up to their pools cool decking.  Additionally, due to the elevation change in their yard, we installed a large retaining wall … Read More

Patio and Pool Deck Overlay

paver pool deck remodel

Belgard recently began manufacturing a very thin paver veneer that’s perfectly suited to eliminate the ugly of your existing concrete patios and pool decks. At 60mm, standard pavers are simply too tall to install atop a concrete pool deck, which leaves you only the option of removing the pool deck should you want pavers. This is a big, sometimes costly job.  And … Read More

Paver Pool Deck Remodel

If you’ve owned your pool long, you’ve likely experienced unsightly cracks in cool decking. In the extreme temperature swings in the Phoenix metro area, the underlying concrete of your pool deck expands and contracts regularly. To accommodate this, concrete companies build expansion gaps into the deck every 6 to 8 feet. The gap gives the deck room to expand, and … Read More

Phoenix area paver manufacturers

Mega Bergerac

Ten years ago there were only a couple of companies manufacturing pavers in Arizona, Pavestone and Belgard, meaning your choices in style and color were relatively limited. Today, there are 7 different companies, operating more than 10 manufacturing plants. Each company offers different paver styles, sizes, textures, and colors, seriously complicating the paver selection problem. Here’s a quick list of each … Read More

Paver Entry

paver walkway and entry

We just finished a job in Chandler for a homeowner who’s home had no entry way. Due to the size of the lot, the builder did not put in a walkway from the door to the sidewalk. This meant that anyone visiting the house had to walk up the driveway to get to the door. But when the homeowner’s cars … Read More

How to choose the best paver color

contrasting paver and tiles

Very few decisions you make when planning your paver project have as much impact on the outcome as selecting a paver color. By the time you notice the stone shape, size, or installation pattern, the color of the pavement will already have created an impression. Color can add warmth or coolness, blend in to the surroundings, or stand markedly out.

The importance of a paver job well done

It’s easy to spot professional work of all sorts, from photography to bookkeeping to building. Perhaps you saw it while shopping for your current or previous home. You walk outside of an otherwise beautiful house to find terrible landscapes. From materials that obviously come from Home Depot or Lowe’s, to shoddy installations, bad is bloody bad.<