Paver Patios &
Retaining Walls

Installing a paver patio in your backyard is a great addition to your backyard, that also adds value. Our professionally designed patios will give you and your family a designated area to relax or even grille on your downtime. East Penn landscaping will help you design and pick the most stylish type of pavers to best fit your backyard. Both brick and concrete pavers are the most popular options that make your outdoor living area pop.

The beauty you get out of this installation isn’t the only benefit of paver patios. We guarantee that the pavers we install will be strong and durable. It is proven that pavers are even stronger than most home foundations.

Due to daily use and Pennsylvania’s weather, stains and dirt will develop over time. This can easily be washed off by applying soap and water. A sealant is also applied to the stones which can make the cleaning process much easier.

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Retaining Walls

Retaining walls provide usable land in sloped areas while preventing erosion. Here at East Penn Landscaping, we offer an abundance of materials such as concrete blocks, stone veneer, poured concrete, brick and much more. Any material of your choice will make your outdoor living area much more appealing. This is also a great way to convert your sloping yard into an enjoyable area. Retaining walls are often used to create raised garden beds or rock gardens. When we design a retaining wall, we take into account your overall landscape design, as well as the architectural style of your home.

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The Process

1. Preparation

East Penn Landscaping will prepare your yard by removing all excess elements down to the soil.

2. Compact Subgrade

We will ensure that the soil is compacted at a very minimum of 95% for durability purposes. It is very important to elevate the building pad to keep its structure.

3. Adding Geotextile

Geotextile is a special fabric that acts as a soil protector which will prevent any type of disturbance. Here at East Penn landscaping, our projects are taken in the most efficient steps possible to satisfy our customers.

4. Spreading Base Materials

A base layer that is on average of 6 inches deep with a layer of gravel or sand above it will provide a proper foundation for the pavers.

5. Edge Restraints

These edging restraints are designed to hold the base material layer in place. This will allow the outside pavers to stay secure and will also prevent any type of erosion. Due to its durability, it is an effective way of making this outdoor addition last.

6. Bedding sand

A layer of concrete sand is spread evenly across at approximately 1-1.5 inches as a base for the pavers. Before we start this crucial step, we will ensure that the area we are working with is evenly paved and level. This will also help keep away ants and weeds, which will make your patio stay presentable.

7. Laying the pavers

Before the pavers are actually placed and installed, lines will be positioned for proper judgment. If spacer bars are not used into each paver, a minuscule space will be required between each paver.

8. Sanding and Sweeping

Once the pavers are laid into place, and will be spread over the final product. We will then sweep the entire patio, filling in the spaces with sand and compacting the whole surface area.

9. Seal Pavers

An acrylic sealer will be placed over the entire patio so it can keep its natural color and beauty. This will also prevent stains from overtime use and weather. East Penn Landscaping services does recommend to reapply this sealer down the line to maintain its durability and beauty.

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