Don't settle for an average landscape. It’s time to think about improving the value of your property. Tacoma Landscaping Service is here to get you prepared for your outdoor extravagances. Make an appointment with a hardscape designer. Our skilled professionals can give you that special touch to make your unique ideas come to life. Our hardscapes include but our not limited to retaining walls, paved patios, outdoor kitchens, fire place, walkways and raised garden beds.
Benefits of our services include storm water run-off control, safe burning area, level lots, and defined pathways. New drainage decreases moisture in homes that create mold and mildew. New drains can also prevent unwanted flooding and property erosion.
For placing paver's on newly developed land, allow soil to settle. After the soil has settles place a layer of gravel. The purpose of gravel is to make for a steady foundation and for drainage of the area. Then follow that layer with sand. The sand acts as a placer making your form more unified and locks in the placement.
For a paver patio you want to dig about 7 inches down. If you plan on driving on the paver foundation then you would want to dig down deeper. The depth for high traffic is 9 to 11 inches deep.
You can use a hand tamper for gravel compaction. However a motorized compactor will get the compaction you need. Run the compactor over the gravel several times allow the area to dry and place sand. You can use the compactor over bricks but we recommend placing a board over the bricks before compaction to alleviate pave damage.
When starting a paving job ask your local electric department to come out to mark all electrical conduits and gas lines. This is important to know to keep workers and property owners safe during excavation. You can dial 811 and an electrical professional will come out and mark conduits in your project area free of charge.