Archive for the ‘Patios’ Category

Rainwater Collection Systems for Driveways

Rain purifies the air, and cleanses the ground. It can be polite, or a terrible force of nature to be feared. New hardscape designs always include a drainage plan, and installers meticulously carry out those plans. On a driveway, rain combined with improper drainage leads to erosion and possibly even wash outs. These unacceptable safety ...Read more.

Natural Stone Patios and Driveways: Thoughts on Design and Installation for Homeowners

As a design and installation company, Genesis sees a lot of driveways. We recently just hit our 10,000th job! Most of those hardscape projects incorporate manufactured concrete pavers, but every once in a while we meet a customer who wants something different, natural stone paving. Man-made concrete paving stones offer thousands of color combinations, 8000 ...Read more.

Outdoor Patio Designs: The Devil is in the Details

Looking to create a beautiful outdoor space for your home and family? Don’t want to settle for a simple potted plant? Great! Genesis is here to help. We’ve been designing outdoor spaces since 1993, and we love creating outdoor patios. A back patio carries a huge amount of potential for a home. This space can ...Read more.

Rumford Fireplace

The Rumford Fireplace was invented in 1796 by Count Rumford. He designed them to be the most efficient residential wood burning fireplace in the world, and for 200 years the record still stands. Count Rumford’s success in this fireplace design, along with several other inventions including a new naval signalling strategy, earned him a knighthood ...Read more.

Showcase: Bishop’s Hat Paving Pattern

In today’s product showcase, we focus on Bishop’s hat stone. A unique block with five sides, the angular stones create striking patterns and brilliant contrasts. This versatile stone posses an integral part of the designer’s handbook. The asymmetrical stone opens design possibilities, is readily available from most major manufacturers, and offers a long history of ...Read more.

5 Concrete Patio Designs that Rock (Literally)

We searched our image database to bring you some of the most interesting patio designs that incorporate natural stone designs. Natural stone, while very beautiful, can also be more expensive than manufactured stone. To provide the best service to our customers, we often suggest natural appearing stone or using natural stone as an accent to ...Read more.

Vinyl Fencing: The New White Picket Fence

For decades the American Dream demanded white picket fences, green lawns, and gentle rays of sunshine behind dripping glasses of icy lemonade. That’s day number one. On day number two, a neighborhood kid runs a bicycle into the fence and scratches it. Day number three, termites move into the exposed wood under the scratch. Day ...Read more.

Paver Sealant: Standing the Test of Time

Posted by | Filed under Patios, Pools and Pool Decks, Retaining Walls, Stone Pavers | Jun 22, 2012 | No Comments

Interlocking concrete pavers are beautiful and dynamic. Well designed outdoor spaces with good color and pattern selection can be absolutely stunning. This home, right, is a great example. Paving stones also endure the elements better than almost any other paving material applied today. They simply last. However, there is one aspect of pavers that can ...Read more.

New! Vinyl Fencing

Posted by | Filed under Fencing, Patios, Retaining Walls, Vinyl Products | Mar 24, 2011 | 5 Comments

Duramax is now at Genesis! These vinyl products are engineered at the highest level of durability and beauty, giving your home the most bang for your buck. The experts at Duramax have designed these products specifically to withstand the ultraviolet rays of Southern California, one of the harshest environments for outdoor decorations. Not only do ...Read more.

Free Paver Rendering

The recurring issue with purchasing a product is that you are never quite sure what you are really getting. There is always that element of risk. We here at Genesis are positive you will be pleased with our results, so we’ve done something novel; we provide an image of your finished product, before we even ...Read more.

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