Hardscapes are the manmade pathways and other structures that are seen in landscapes. Installing an outdoor hardscape can be complicated and it requires the help of a contractor. When the outdoor hardscape is being installed, there are a few things that you should avoid. In this article, we are going to look at the things that you need to avoid when getting an outdoor hardscape installed.
The first thing that you want to avoid is improper base compaction. Base compaction is the first process that takes place when you are setting up a pathway. Make sure that the contractor is using a machine that is big enough for the task. If they are not using a big enough machine the foundation may not be as stable as you need.
Another thing that you want to avoid is installing an outdoor hardscape late in the year. If you live in an area that gets cold in the winter, you may want to plan your hardscape installation for a different season. The winter will make it difficult to not only dig up the land but also to install the foundation of the hardscape. Avoid these problems by planning a hardscape install earlier in the year.