Here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes, we believe that one of the most classic materials you can use for your hardscape designs is that of brick. Brick walkways can easily complement or even add to the décor of a colonial home or even an old farmhouse. Brick provides a number of benefits, but also presents with a wide range of customization options as well. Many brick patterns are quite simple, but there are also many that can be rather complex. With that said, relying upon the dedicated professionals here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes for your professional installations is a surefire way of ensuring your hardscape not only adds aesthetic appeal to your home but also adds value as well.
COMMON TECHNIQUES USED WHEN LAYING BRICKS
- Basket weave – The brick basket weave technique has certainly been around forever and its design is much like that of a true woven basket, thus the name. To perform this technique, it is necessary to place pairs of bricks, both vertically and horizontally, in rotating design patterns. You can certainly add your own level of creativity when using this technique by replacing one portion of the pattern with one brick, as opposed to using two bricks, or perhaps adding a third brick some where along the way during the pattern mix.
- Herringbone design – When bricks are laid either at 45-degree angles or at 90-degree angles they create a strong, energetic pattern and look. This design is one of the strongest patterns out there today. Because of the overall strength and energy presented with a unique herringbone design, homeowners not only use it for their walkways that guests use when entering their homes, but also as stylish brick driveways.
- Running bone design – Lastly, the team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes want to share with our clients one of the most commonly used techniques when performing residential work, that of running bond. This technique actually eliminates having to cut the bricks for brick walkways and is, therefore, eco-friendly. In addition, this technique is highly economical as well. The one over two design pattern that is used, is not only simple, but is one of the most durable and reliable laying techniques in the industry today. The running bond is ideal for entertaining areas in your outdoor living space as well as for patios. It can handle a significant amount of weight with the greatest of ease and is a very popular choice of many homeowners.
DON’T FORGET THE EDGING
Once you have decided upon the ideal pattern option for your home’s hardscape, don’t forget to give attention to the all-important final touches – the edging. Well beyond the obvious appealing and eye-catching newly designed and installed brick walkways is that of the stylish edging. When choosing the perfect edging you can certainly take this opportunity to showcase not only your style but your personality as well. Edging can give your hardscape a certain touch of class and even a flair all its own. From river stone and mulch, to decorative and stylish poured concrete edges, the options are many. These finishing touches on your hardscape project will, without a doubt, add to the aesthetic appeal of your home as well as your home’s curbside appeal.
THE TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS HERE AT HARPETH VALLEY HARDSCAPES
Here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes, our team of dedicated professionals has been helping homeowners for decades to design and build their dream hardscapes. With our high-quality craftsmanship and our overall commitment and dedication to meet the individual needs of all our clients, our team stands ready to meet your every need. If you are in the market for a brick walkway, then surely, we are the team for you. Simply give a shout out to one of our team and schedule your free consultation today!