Entryway and Steps -  Highland Park, IL   A clean thermal bluestone with matching risers. This entry way was plain finished concrete. Here the homeowner wanted a clean natural look rather that man made concrete slabs. Set in slurry of concrete mix and proper sand, these bluestone steps have a long future.

Entryway and Steps -  Highland Park, IL

A clean thermal bluestone with matching risers. This entry way was plain finished concrete. Here the homeowner wanted a clean natural look rather that man made concrete slabs. Set in slurry of concrete mix and proper sand, these bluestone steps have a long future.

  Driveway - Glencoe, IL     
  
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    On this particular driveway in Glencoe IL, we had an existing dry stack retaining wall that was aged and out of line.  In order for the soldier border to have been laid straight the wall was removed, restacked and had permeable landscape fabric behind the wall to keep soil from passing through the wall.  There were two existing gutter down spouts that needed water diverted. The downspout trench was dug and pipes lay on a sand bed.  An assortment of fittings and pipes brought the water to the backyard.

Driveway - Glencoe, IL

On this particular driveway in Glencoe IL, we had an existing dry stack retaining wall that was aged and out of line.  In order for the soldier border to have been laid straight the wall was removed, restacked and had permeable landscape fabric behind the wall to keep soil from passing through the wall.  There were two existing gutter down spouts that needed water diverted. The downspout trench was dug and pipes lay on a sand bed.  An assortment of fittings and pipes brought the water to the backyard.

  Patio-redesign - Libertyville, IL     
  
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    Believe it or not this particular patio have man made slabs as the patio surface.  The ivory color Travertina from techno-bloc made the large surface area look less busy with longer joint lines. 

Patio-redesign - Libertyville, IL

Believe it or not this particular patio have man made slabs as the patio surface.  The ivory color Travertina from techno-bloc made the large surface area look less busy with longer joint lines. 

 
  Outdoor living -    Simple but spacious outdoor tabletop used for serving and seating. A mix of man made stone and natural accent pieces this tabletop and matching planter box is subtle but bold

Outdoor living - 

Simple but spacious outdoor tabletop used for serving and seating. A mix of man made stone and natural accent pieces this tabletop and matching planter box is subtle but bold