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What are Permeable Pavers? (PICP)

Permeable interlocking concrete pavers (PICP) allow stormwater to percolate back into the soil rather than run-off into sewers and waterways.

The base and sub base of a permeable paver application are composed of different sized layers of aggregate that filter and direct storm water to the soil below or exit through pipes. Permeable pavers are used as a way to control storm water run off. A permeable paver system does this by collecting water between the pavers joints and, depending on the soil type, the water infiltrates back into the ground or is released to the nearest storm sewer or waterway.

Benefits of permeable pavers (PICP)

  • Qualifies as Best Management Practice (BMP)
  • Reduces stormwater runoff / Prevents flooding
  • Designed to meet government requirements
  • Allows rainwater to recharge ground
  • Filters stormwater before releasing
  • Rainwater harvesting options
  • Environmentally safe

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Permeable pavers also help with existing drainage issues. The surface of a permeable pavers application can be made perfectly flat, with the stone base being contoured to direct the water to where it needs to go. By implementing a few design features, the permeable system can be used for rain water harvesting…

Pavers vs. Stamped Concrete

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When deciding between the choice of stamped concrete or pavers cost is often a determining factor. Although, the two may be very similar in price depending on materials and pattern. The most important part you will want to consider is the life of the structure.

 

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Paving stones define beauty, elegance and durability for driveways, pool decks, walkways and patios. Properly installed paving stones won’t crack, sag, shift or separate. It will look fantastic for generations, and if it ever becomes stained or marred by paint or oil it can be repaired quickly, easily and invisibly. Individual stones can be replaced with matching ones so that the surface looks exactly as it did before the accident occurred. This is impossible with any other type of pavement.

PAVERS aka PAVING STONES

  • They won’t crack – when installed correctly.
  • Paver patterns and colors can be mixed and matched to create unique designs with accent borders and bandings.
  • Endless colors, textures, and shapes, so there is no limit on what materials you can use.
  • Lifetime of color and enjoyment. Most of our pavers are enhanced with a paver-shield technology making the paving stones fade resistant.
  • Very low maintenance, the joints may need to be retouched with sand every few years with polymeric sand that binds and hardens the sand grains to each other and the pavers too.

As with pavers, the costs of repair, if necessary can be far more beneficial than that those for repairing stamped concrete.

STAMPED CONCRETE

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Although there are some advantages to decorative or stamped concrete, it is almost inevitable that the concrete will crack at some point in time.  Common causes of cracking are when the base moves due to load baring or settlement, and the fact that concrete tends to shrink over time.  Concrete may also crack as a result of the expansion and contraction caused by freezing, thawing, and other changes in the weather. The reason contractors place joints in concrete.

  • The sealer needs to be reapplied every 2-3 years.
  • Colors may fade over time.
  • There is the possibility for deterioration from de-icing salts. 

Cracking of stamped concrete patios or walkways can be very expensive to repair. To repair the concrete correctly you would have the area destroyed and removed and then installed again. The other options are to leave the area as is, which will look very unattractive and can become a tripping hazard over a period of time. There is a filling agent that can be applied to the damaged area, but it is still visible and won’t correct an area that rises up.

Even though stamped concrete can be very attractive and maybe more affordable in some cases compared to pavers, it is clear that pavers outweighs the option of concrete when considering the life of the structure.

Did you know pavers can be applied over concrete?

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Steps & Stairs: Adding Functional Beauty to Your Landscape

Landscape steps and rockface step treads have become a trend amongst our customers. 

One of the most functional ways to work with levels of a landscape or hardscape is through the use of steps.  Simply put, steps allow for ease of access in settings that contain a slope or hilly conditions.

Besides their functional purpose, steps also help to provide definition of space and also help enhance the aesthetic quality of an outdoor environment. Any of our steps and stair systems can be built with natural stone, retaining wall block, rockface treads, or slabs as you can see below.

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Start Entertaining Around an Outdoor Fire Pit

Amongst other outdoor entertainment features, a fire pit or fire place can be very entertaining… This is one option you should consider whenever your planing your outdoor living space. Fire features are not only a great focal point, but may also define the theme and mood of any occasion.

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Another benefit of having an outdoor fire feature is that it allows you to entertain guests and family outdoors in the evenings, even in the Fall when there’s a little chill in the air. Entertaining around the flames of a fire easily translates into having a great time outdoors in any season. As the orange fire casts a positive glow over everything and everyone, the mood in your backyard will be more cheerful.

You can use your outdoor fire feature for entertaining by making it the focal centerpiece. The area around the fire pit can be decorated to match whatever theme you have chosen for the occasion.

A fire pit can be used for cooking kabobs and hot dogs, or roasting marshmallows for s’mores. And with a fire pit that stays lit throughout the night, you can experiment with other recipes. 

There are so many things you can do around an outside fire feature. 

Watch us install a fire pit feature! Fire-pit, Seating Wall, Walkway & Patio Hardscape

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What is a Hardscape?

We are asked all the time, what is hardscaping? Hardscaping is the placement of non-plant elements consisting of structures, such as patios, walkways, retaining walls, steps, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens.  Made with hard materials hardscapes can be built out of block, pavers, brick, & stone.

Hanover Backyard Patio Hardscape - Ryan's Landscaping

Hanover Backyard Patio Hardscape – Ryan’s Landscaping

 

We can design and install unique hardscape features that will enhance your property’s value and take your breath away every time you step outside. There are endless styles, colors, textures, bricks, and retaining wall stone for every project.

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At Ryan’s Landscaping we know choosing a hardscape contractor right the first time is important. Our hardscapes offer both functions, beauty, and are built to last. We have been providing York & Adams County area families with quality and well-built hardscapes for over 10 years. Ryan’s Landscaping uses only the best quality products when purchasing hardscape materials for your retaining walls, paver patios, and walkways. Guaranteed, to hold up against weather, and every day wear and tear.

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62nd Hanover Builders’ Home & Garden Show 2014

Adams County Home Show 2014 Ryan's Landscaping Gettysburg, PA 160Ryan’s Landscaping has been participating in the Hanover Builders’ Home & Garden Show for over five years. We are glad to be apart of the Hanover community and enjoy participating in activities that promote the local area’s events.

 

Dates: Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 6th through March 8th.

 

Times: 10:00AM – 9:00PM (mall hours)

Thursday,  Friday, and Saturday

 

Where: The North Hanover Mall 
               1155 Carlisle St.
               Hanover, PA 17331

 

Landscapers Hanover, PA Award - Ryan's LandscapingCost: Admission is FREE since the show is located in the mall.

 

The show benefits The Exchange Club of Hanover’s Scholarship Fund, community service projects, and efforts to prevent child abuse.

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Snow Removal & Ice Management Services

Ryan’s Landscaping has the best equipped and trained grounds management team in the area. We take pride in managing commercial & residential properties and meeting the toughest grounds care challenges, particularly those required during winter weather.

Our clients trust us to provide reliable, efficient and effective solutions to ensure operations continue as usual, regardless of what Mother Nature has in store. We are up to the challenge.

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From parking lots large and small to driveways to sidewalks, you can count on Ryan’s Landscaping to ensure surfaces are safe and will help keep your business or residence running. We uphold our promises. And our sustainable approach further guarantees our snow clients spend their money wisely.

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Tree Clean Up After Winter Snow & Ice Storms

Do you have winter storm damage from snow & ice? Ryan’s Landscaping is here to help.

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During winter storms ice and snow tend to accumulate in trees, which can cause the top portion of trees to snap, branches to fall on homes, cars, etc., and in some instances, the whole tree may fall. When this happens, we may be able to care for the tree in such a way as to save it, or it may need to be removed altogether. 

Tree Removal Service Hanover, Pa Ryan's LandscapingContact Us for any storm damage weather it be from snow or ice @ (717)632-4074.

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Harold & Leslie from Hanover say…

We’ve used Ryan for a variety of services over the past 4 years, including landscaping several mulch beds and around our pool, planting trees, and paver work on our front porch and walkway, patio, curved knee wall, and pool area. Plus he has provided lawn care for us such as aerating, over seeding and fertilizing. I can always depend on him and his employees to give me a quality job with a smile. He is meticulous, hard-working, and fair. Whenever we have an outdoor project, he’s the first guy we think of. I’ll keep using Ryan’s Landscaping until I run out of landscape projects!

 

Harold & Leslie

Hanover, PA

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Ed from Hanover says…

My wife and I moved into a newly build home in November of 2011. Lawn was seeded, but needed additional landscaping. We were able to locate Ryan and have him provide us with outstanding service then, and now when we need additional work done on the property. Ryan put steps into the back yard so that my wife was able to walk up a hill to her garden. He has maintained our plant and flower beds since 2011 and we are looking forward to his continued present here around our home.

Ed 

Hanover, PA

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