Archive for the ‘Stone Pavers’ Category

Holiday Escapes: Beautiful Driveway and Backyard Designs

Long weekends like the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday take people outside. I like to think of them as an exodus from office chairs and television screens, to sunshine and BBQ chicken with friends. However, the view may be startling for some.  Un-kept lawns, cracking driveways, and cluttered patios can easily put a damper on ...Read more.

Grand Theft Paver: Deputies Arrest Alleged Hardscape Theif

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On Tuesday December 11 2012,¬†Rachel L. McCarty of Reddick, FL arrived home from work and hit a big bump in her driveway. She got out of her car and discovered approximately 300 square feet of her driveway gone. She had not authorized anyone to remove the driveway, and didn’t know who would have targeted her ...Read more.

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.

San Diego Outdoor BBQ & Backyard Remodel

The image featured in the previous post, Outdoor BBQ: Living Out of Doors, was taken at a San Diego project Genesis recently completed. Pleased with project, we decided to make a video showcasing the project. I hope this is the first of many “Design Portfolio” slideshows which we feature in our online media. Enjoy the ...Read more.

Outdoor BBQ: Living Out of Doors

  Ever feel like there’s an old friend you keep forgetting to call? Someone you would visit often as a child? I’m here to tell you you’re not crazy. It’s the sun. And he misses you. So many individuals spend the majority of their weeks indoors. They get ready for work inside, drive inside their ...Read more.

Custom Pool Designs

Who wants to be a copy cat? When you choose to install or remodel a swimming pool, you’ve decided you want something different. It’s different than the existing yard, but also different from the other yards in your community. You’ve got a vision, and want someone to bring it to life (and possibly even spice ...Read more.

Driveway Pavers Installation

The difference between a professional construction team, and an amateur ‘weekend warrior’ is obvious. Detail. Consider the photo depicted in figure 1. When there’s limited access to install a back patio or walkway, sometimes the only solution is a straight line. The straight line can lead right through the front and rear exits of the ...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.

Paving a Steep Driveway

Steep hillsides pose some of the most difficult challenges to driveway paving installers. If not installed correctly, natural forces and seasonal weather could cause the driveway to fail. These failures not only damage the driveway, but also any structures or vehicles down-slope of the failure. Several construction techniques ensure the driveway lasts for years to ...Read more.

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