This winter, taking care of your hardscaping features in Carroll County can be trickier than you might expect. However, you can trust Rhine Landscaping’s hardscaping services to help ensure that no matter what type of hardscape you need to have protected, it will survive until spring. We’ll take a closer look at the materials we use to design, rebuild, and repair patios, walkways, and driveways. We’ll take a look at how to properly maintain your hardscapes in Carroll County. Please keep reading to learn more!

Materials We Use for Patios and Walkways

We know that Carroll County homeowners value their patios and walkways. In the spring or summer, it might be easy to walk around these areas without giving a second thought, but in the winter, you’ve got to think about slipping on hidden patches of ice or tripping on a snowdrift. Even so, here at Rhine Landscaping, we can make sure your patios and walkways remain safe and beautiful as part of our expert hardscaping services. Consider these materials we use:

  • Structural stone and brick masonry
  • Cultured and manufactured stone
  • Patterned natural stone
  • Irregular natural stone
  • Concrete pavers
  • Clay and brick pavers
  • Poured concrete

Materials for Driveways

If anything else, taking care of your driveways becomes even more important in the winter time. After all, if you don’t park your car in your garage, and have no place to park it on the street, your only option is to park on the driveway. Our designers can help you, because they can construct a new path to your driveway, along with paths to the patio. We use the following materials:

  • Concrete pavers
  • Clay and brick pavers
  • Brick paver accents for your current driveway

Maintaining Hardscapes

Don’t let water pool: When water pools up, it can lead to disaster for your hardscaping features. Even in warmer weather, water that collects on your hardscapes can cause cracking. In the winter, you can expect freezing temperatures to accelerate such damages. You’ll also be tempted to use de-icing solutions to minimize the chances of anything happening. So, to avoid using deicers, just make sure your Carroll County home’s gutters and downspouts face away from any nearby hardscapes.

Make sure you shovel: As thorough as our hardscaping services are, we can’t be everywhere.  You should also make sure you shovel. Repeated exposure to freezing and thawing throughout the winter can cause damage to both your walkways and driveways. Be sure to use plastic or rubber shovels instead of metal ones.

Fix small problems: If you see any small problems begin to develop in your hardscapes, you shouldn’t wait to fix them. Seal your concrete and replace pavers if you need to do so, especially if it will help prevent infiltration by ice and snow.

For Expert Hardscaping Services, Call Rhine Landscaping Today at 410-442-2445!

Rhine Landscaping has built a reputation for excellence in Ellicott City, Maryland and its surrounding areas and would be happy to take on your project. Contact Rhine Landscaping today to get the best help with landscaping or hardscaping services. Call 410-442-2445.