When you pass by a home in Hamilton, Ontario, one of the first things that will inevitably catch your attention is the driveway. The driveway serves to set the tone for the rest of the property. A stunning paver selection shows that the homeowners have taken the time to choose a front yard aesthetic that properly introduces their home. In addition, other elements can be incorporated into this design to separate it from the ordinary. Pillars and walls can help to frame the driveway, add structure and make a bold visual statement. Here’s how Unilock can help you add this sort of flair to your curb appeal:
The Stacked Flagstone Aesthetic
Rivercrest Wall from Unilock provides the opportunity to introduce the authentic appeal of stacked flagstone into your front yard design. If used to create low walls flanking a driveway, this wall unit can help to add detail and texture to a design, and add interest to longer driveways. Consider pairing Rivercrest Wall in the Coastal Slate color option with a warmly colored paver, such as Copthorne pavers in a 3 Color Blend. This combination of warm and cool ensures that both elements, paver driveway and flanking walls, really stand out.
In addition to creating stunning low walls and retaining walls, Rivercrest Wall features 50cm x 50cm (19.625” x 19.625”) pillar units, as well as a Rapid Pillar System for the quick and easy construction of matching pillars. Pillars help to add strength to a low wall system, while breaking up the monotony of a long vertical structure.
The U-Cara Multi-Face Wall System is unique in that it allows for the quick and easy reorganization and replacement of the fascia panels comprising the visible surface of the wall. This system offers a multitude of colors and finishes that will highlight and enhance your driveway. These colors include, but are not limited to, French Grey, Midnight Sky and Summer Wheat with an Umbriano Finish; as well as Granite Fusion, Opal Blend and Almond Grove Fusion with either a Pitched or Smooth Face.
The U-Cara Multi-Face Wall System enables combinations of the above-mentioned color and face options. For example, consider combining the Opal Blend Smooth Face with Pitched Face banding, or Summer Wheat with a dark accent of Midnight Sky.
Practical Solutions to Landscaping Issues
Adding walls to the boundary of your driveway is not always just an aesthetic choice. Driveways are often subject to environmental stressors that require practical solutions. Soil erosion and poor drainage, for example, may require the installation of a retaining wall system to help your driveway stay clear of debris and stormwater. For this purpose, Pisa2 is an excellent option, providing strength, structural stability, and durability, as well as notable visual character. An automatic setback design ensures that Pisa2 can handle incredible outward pressures, while its split and weathered surface texture and widely varying color options give Pisa2 its distinct appearance. Pisa2 is also available in tapered units to allow for sweeping curves and bends that will accomodate a landscape’s natural contours.
The title image features a Copthorne paver front entrance flanked by a low Rivercrest Wall system.