Gurda Landscaping LLC Creates Eco-friendly Patio with Beacon Hill Flagstone in New Hampton, NY
In the rural setting of the Minkus Family Farms in New Hampton, NY, the rugged texture and earthy coloring of Beacon Hill Flagstone in Bavarian couldn’t have found a better home. This patio by Unilock Authorized Contractor, Gurda Landscaping LLC, provides a restful lunch break spot for workers of the onion packing house behind which this hardscape lies. The patio lies at the base of a sloped rock garden, complete with a serene waterfall feature. In this vein, the patio was built using permeable installation methods in order to have as little impact on the environment as possible.
Permeability comes with a range of benefits, both for contractors and their clients. For example, the substantial 1400 sq ft surface area of this hardscape feature could potentially heat up the area and increase the amount of dust in the air, making it uncomfortable and potentially harmful to the packaging house employees. However, because of its permeability, the area stays cool in summer and prevents the surrounding area from becoming sodden, muddy, and eroded from accumulated surface runoff when it rains.
In addition, a free draining aggregate means that there is no frost heave, leaving a hardscape surface unaffected by the icy New Hampton winters. The relatively self-compacting properties of the base also means that there is less chance of it settling over time, and that the base can be walked on carefully during installation. For an area such as this one, where the ground slopes towards the building, permeable hardscape-assisted drainage can go a long way toward protecting a construction’s foundations.
Unilock Authorized Contractor:
Westtown, NY 10998