Here at Anderson Landscapes we have a talented crew of masons on staff. All of our masons have a minimum of 4 yrs experience. Two of them have over 20 yrs of skills. Hardscapes can encompass anything from flagstone patios to fence columns to regular concrete. No matter what it may be that you need you can feel assured that we can get it done.
We also handle all concrete construction. Concrete Acid staining, stamping, etching and scoring are also available if needed.
Outdoor kitchens have become our specialty here in Austin. Barbecue grills encompassed in stone with stainless steel sinks sunken into granite countertops are the norm these days. Add a flat panel into the wall next to the 8’ fireplace and enclose the patio with stone walls and Spanish style doors and windows for more effect. The possibilities are limitless with stone and masonry construction .
If you looking to keep your outside masonry feature more on the simple side then you might be interested in firepit structures.Firepits are a neat, simple and a cost effective option for gathering places outside. These can be constructed with pavers, natural stone or concrete with some type of stain or other overlay. Add Stone bench seating around the parameter to sit and visit with friends and family while enjoying the warmth and glow of the fire pit. This is one of our most favorite and popular landscape options
With all the slopes in the hill country retaining walls are a must. Retaining walls can increase the usable surface of your property by tierring or terracing. Retaining walls can be constructed with natural materials such as boulders or chopped stone. They can be constructed with the dry stack method or mortared depending on the height and load bearing weight. Most retaining walls are constructed with masonry joints for strength. Proper drainage is also an important element of a good retaining wall. If there is water that can back up behind the wall then it has to be diverted through a series of pipes and gravel catch basins. Weep holes are good but if there is any chance that a large amount of moisture could build up behind the wall and it is of significant height then proper drainage should be addressed.
Flagstone patios are the most popular option that we offer. They are constructed in a couple of different ways, both depending on type of sub base and budget. The most expensive type of flagstone patio construction is to put a 4” concrete base with steel reinforcement. The flagstone is then layed on top in a two step process and mortared in. A cheaper method of flagstone patio construction is to put a crushed limestone base at a 2” minimum thickness and then to wet set the flagstones in masonry. This method of flagstone construction is best suited for rocky areas where expansive soils don’t have a big impact. In Austin Texas this means that a majority of the area is suitable for this type of construction. However, it is always best to put the concrete base below the flagstone. It is more durable, doesn’t shift as much and can handle more weight. It will last a lifetime.
If you are looking for a qualified landscape contractor in Austin Texas or the surrounding area please feel free to give us a call. This is our passion and we’ll do our best to make sure we give you the biggest bang for the buck.
We service all approximately a 60 mile radius from Austin. We cover Leander, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Westlake, Liberty Hill, Lago Vista, Dripping Springs, Burnett, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Hutto, Manor, Bastrop, Kyle, Buda, San Marcos, New Braunfels and other communities within this range. Call today for your consultation.