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How Winter Weather Can Impact Your Hardscape Surfaces

Hardscape surfaces

When winter weather sets in, it is important to give focus to your hardscape surfaces such as walkways, retaining walls and stone patios to name a few. The harsh cold temperatures and winter conditions can certainly impact your hardscapes. With that said, the team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes wants to provide some important insight on how winter elements can impact the integrity of your hardscaping.


The winter season can be very long and challenging and that includes adding wear and tear on your hardscape designs. Surely, outdoor elements that accumulate and sit on your patio, walkway, deck or retaining wall can be harmful to the integrity of the structures. If snow, for instance, sits on your hardscape surfaces for extended periods of time, there is a good chance that once it melts you may find damage has occurred. If you have a stone patio, for instance, we recommend you do not leave metal furniture out there all winter long since it can corrode. The corrosion that occurs can then cause staining to the hardscaping which ultimately minimizes its look and appeal.

Certainly, we all have to clear away snow accumulations on our driveways, sidewalks and walkways. However, when there is an accumulation of ice on the surfaces, it is important that you only use products for ice melting that are specifically formulated and designed to use with stone or tar. Some of the products on the market today can cause severe deterioration to your hardscaping if it is not adequate for specific stone surfaces. This deterioration can result in very costly repairs down the road.


When you are looking to add beautiful hardscape designs or various hardscape surfaces to your home and property, a high-quality installation is an absolute must do. A professional install is the key to ensuring the preservation of your surfaces during the winter months. How your hardscape is installed will play a significant role in how it weathers the winter elements. Stone patios and other stone surfaces must be installed with a sufficient base as well as effective drainage that is designed to survive the winter elements.

Here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes, our team of highly skilled and experienced hardscape specialists understands full well the impact harsh winter weather and conditions can have on hardscaping. With that said, we take tremendous pride in our high-quality hardscape products and services we provide and in our professional installations. Our team possesses all the expertise and know-how needed to ensure that all your outdoor hardscape features are designed and installed to withstand the winter weather and still look their best when the spring season arrives.


At Harpeth Valley Hardscape our team of consultants, designers and installation experts stand ready to serve you. We are steadfast in our commitment to meet the individual needs of all our valued clients. Our team will listen to your ideas and work alongside of you to create and design the ideal hardscape for your home and property. From stone patios and decks, to retaining walls, walkways and backyard steps, we have got you covered.

Winter can most definitely be a challenging time of year for so many reasons. However, one of those reasons does not have to involve maintaining the overall health and integrity of your hardscapes when you trust their installation to our experienced team. For more information about our high-quality hardscape designs and installations and to learn more about safeguarding your hardscape surfaces winter after winter, reach out to one of our team today. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the best all round hardscape designs this side of Brentwood. Spring is only a few weeks away. What better time of year to enhance your curb appeal with stylish hardscape designs. Don’t delay. Contact our design and consulting team today!

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