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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
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…
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.
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.
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.
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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Mike & Susan from Littlestown say…
Our first exposure to Ryan’s Landscaping was on a small landscaping project. We were so pleased with his work, promptness, and professionalism that we have worked with him on several additional projects. This included an outdoor kitchen that is the envy of all my friends and neighbors. Ryan has a great vision and a get it done attitude for all the projects he has helped us design. I will be working with him on future projects and would recommend his work to anyone.
Mike & Susan
Hanover, Gettysburg, & York’s Premier Retaining Wall and Hardscape Company
We know choosing a retaining wall contractor right the first time is important. Our retaining walls offer both functions, beauty, and are built to last. We have been providing York & Adams County area families with quality and well-built retaining walls for over 10 years.
When considering hiring a contractor there are many questions that go into building a retaining wall that must be asked.
1. How wide and deep should the footing be? (This is the most important part of the project)
2. Does the contractor have experience?
3. What type of equipment do I need?
4. Does it need to be engineered?
5. How much drainage do I need?
6. How tall should it be?
We can take the guessing part out for you. At Ryan’s Landscaping we stand ready to serve you and answer any and all questions that may come up during the project. As with any retaining wall project, the chances of problems coming up are there. With over 25 years of combined experience we work proactively to minimize any downtime on your project.
We pride ourselves on making sure your retaining wall is installed properly the first time. Everything from digging the footing, to adding the proper drainage behind the wall. We will see to it that it’s done right the first time
Any of our retaining walls can be built using Keystone, PaveStone, Allan Block, Versa – Lok, Techo – Bloc, Nicolock, or any other system you may think of.
Who is Ryan’s Landscaping:
From landscape design to retaining walls, ponds to pavers. Ryan’s Landscaping is the Hanover Area, Gettysburg, and York’s most well–respected landscape and retaining wall contractors. Why? Because our work motto is “Professional quality from start to finish”. Make an appointment online or call 717-632-4074.
Interlocking Pavers Installations
Pavingstones (concrete pavers or brick) are ideal for patios, walkways, driveways, & poolscapes. When installed properly pavingstones won’t crack, sag, shift or separate. It will look beautiful for decades. Even if they ever become stained by food, drinks, oil, or paint, they can easily be repaired quickly with no obvious color difference. This is impossible with any other type of pavement system.
With a huge range of styles, colors, mosaic patterns, and textures available, custom design is possible for any type of patio, walkway, driveway, poolscape, or even your existing deck! Custom paver design is an art we have perfected. Ryan’s Landscaping will work with you to create a unique custom design for your project. We specialize and take great pride in our unique custom mosiac paver designs tailored for each project.
Contact us @ 717-632-4074 to start your next paver project.
Chris & Tom from Fairfield say…
Dear Ryan and Crew:
“Just wanted to thank you all for doing a fabulous job with the landscaping around our home. We really appreciate all of your suggestions and input. You were able to listen to what we wanted and add your professional ideas to create picture perfect atmosphere. Thank you for continuing to add onto the job when we asked you to do more! We absolutely love the steps curving around to the backyard and your suggestion of filling the entire back from the deck to the walkway with the beautiful river pebbles was great. We will not hesitate to call on you again for any future landscaping projects. Thank you all for your hard work, dedication to professionalism and completing the job in a timely manner”
Chris & Tom