Selecting professional driveway installation, interlocking driveway, asphalt or concrete in the Barrie, Ontario area? Which driveway is best? Here are the experts choices on the best driveways & why.
Interlock driveway, is by far the best, world renown form of durable, user friendly green alternative surfacing for driveways & even roads in Canada, & European countries such as Italy. Why is interlock still there, because of its durability & ease to fix small settlement areas, while being able to maintain the product for years to centuries. On average a well installed interlock driveway can last 30 - 40 years, Yes, there is an initial upfront investment, but the advantages both economically & environmentally far out weigh the initial price. Interlock is a carbon sink, & cooler to the touch than pavement, an important consideration for your children & fur babies. If your concern is seeing weeds between the pavers, or sinking stones where tire treads drive, & vehicles park, don't worry, that is only due to poor installation. You need to hire an experienced team that insists on proper excavation & aggregate compaction.
Asphalt has the shortest lasting duration, the least upfront cost, but the most toxic leaching in to the ground water & off gassing product that you can buy, With repeated required maintenance,& it is extremely hot to the touch to pets & bare feet of children. May show signs of deterioration in 1 to 5 years.
In the concrete driveway "Concrete slabs will crack, it's the nature of the product which contains a lot of water", according to David Barnett an expert home inspector with the Mike Holmes, HGTV show. He explains the water in concrete will evaporate when exposed to weather changes, causing it to crack, and it's not a matter of if it will, it is just a matter of when. In the Barrie, Ontario, Canada & Simcoe County area we are frequented with weather changes, making concrete slabs, and concrete driveways or walkways a poor choice here, bound to crack. Concrete is rather intended for a more steady climate such as California.
At TOUGH OAKS , we provide full driveway excavation & top professional interlock driveway installation to driveway extensions, driveway aprons, driveway approach, stone inlay & detailing, interlocking brick stone driveways are at the core of the Barrie landscaping services that Tough Oaks Landscaping services offers.
The durability of our championship interlock driveway installation, depends on much more than the strength, & quality of the interlock stone choice, we excavate & complete a proprietary fill compaction, tamping sequence that exceeds all industry standards, & holds up to intense weather, interlocking stone brick driveways designed & installed by Tough Oaks transform the curb appeal of your home, & increase the value of your home.
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Patio, backyard retreat, & outdoor living space, Landscaping in Barrie by Tough-Oaks professional landscape design & installation service, provide fresh air, while the safety of nature surrounds you on your stone deck.
With the trend of Canadian's enjoying the beauty of there own backyard, entertainment areas have never been more desired.
Natural stone & river rock , welcome in your weekends gather & entertain with a stone patio deck landscape getaway in your own back yard. Escape & revitalize in your own private paradise. Designed to transport you to another place, with all your needs in mind.
With square footage at it's premium in the Urban Barrie area,, we are always looking on becoming more efficient at utilizing our space. As an extension of your indoor living space, entertain friends & family & make the most out of your outdoor living space with an interlocking stone patio designed & built "TUFF" by Tough Oaks Landscaping Company Barrie.
Even standing alone the beauty of stonework is everlasting statement of timeless excellence. The features are remarkable, that you can add into an entertainment area, a real life pizza oven, outdoor kitchen, BBQ inset or pad, fire pits, stone seating, steps, gardens surrounding or inset are all with viable options.
SEE BUDGET GUIDE 7,000-50,000, patio landscaping Barrie to help you get started on your wish list.
Solid steps, in Barrie, Ontario landscaping built by Tough-Oaks services with curb-appeal are long-lasting to the effects of weather & require excavation whether they are natural or engineered block.
The complicated angles & cuts in the stone, that must be achieved in order to build a secure infrastructure rule this feature. The quality of the underlying material compaction is also more critical than other projects for its durability.
Due to the clearing of snow off of your steps for safe entry, the material is more exposed to the weathering & water infiltration process, you can get un-leveling & premature signs of deterioration of your front entrance steps, porch or staircase if the base is not prepared correctly.
Furthermore, due to the nature of the complexity of angles & slopes involved in making of steps & staircases, you can not just correct a few stones if this is build incorrectly, unless you intend on fixing it every season/year.
For these reasons, only a seasoned professional expert with years of hardscape experience should attempt to construct entry steps. If it is not within your budget to get them made correctly, then it is our recommendation to you to either wait to save, or if you can't wait & the previous ones have deteriorated to the point that they are unsafe, then wood is an option, or precast concrete.
We provide natural stone, engineered interlocking block, & interlocking stone exterior steps.
Functionality meets the art of crafted stone work. Built tough & solid with safety & function paramount, Tough Oaks Landscaping services Barrie build stone steps surpassing trade industry & building code standards to enhance your front entrance curb appeal & ease your safe & secure entry. Lakefront & city wide stone steps & staircases. Save money & be safe by getting it built right the first time, & paying for it once. Stone Steps Barrie, For Barrie step landscaping SEE BUDGET GUIDE
Residential stone steps 5,000-15,000
Built to suit your budget!
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Walkway, pathway, or sidewalk services functionality & stylish curb-appeal by Tough-Oaks install modern straight clean lines, or curving contemporary landscape design built to last, showcasing your home while complimenting your style, & ensuring proper gradient for water run-off.
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Walkway landscaping Barrie Built to suit your budget!
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Garden design & softscape placement, planting, fertilization & mulching installation services for hardscape projects in Barrie, Ontario & area that we design & install the hardscape garden beds for. Water-wise, eco-friendly, bee-friendly, bird-friendly, easy care, low maintenance, non-invasive, greenery, beautiful perennial plants & shrubs, each is hand-selected for quality to suit the design.
For a finished appearance on hardscape projects that we create we include fresh sod, & or seeding expertly installed by Tough-Oaks Landscaping Barrie.
We support local native & hybrid, zone-hardy horticulture, greenhouses, garden centres & nurseries with our agriculture, softscape selections & purchases.
Garden stone retaining walls, flower-bed edging, borders, raised-beds, landscape & define space, add curb-appeal & impact with an artistic approach, organize your green efforts into focused strategic placements.
Tough-Oaks landscaping offers design & installation of environmentally responsible garden edging, beautiful engineered block, river rock, natural or armour stone as a long-lasting statement of our Barrie landscaping services.
So much beauty, fragrance, & life are added with even a simple easy care, low maintenance garden, while important bird & bee-territory is restored. Our walls are built for strength & showcase your plants with the proper ground preparation & long lasting appropriate materials.
Searching for steps, walkway, patio, interlocking driveway, front yard landscaping, or backyard renovation, Tough Oaks Landscaping provides best residential landscape design & masonry style hardscape stonework interlocking landscaping installation in the greater Barrie area. A clear home investment with a 5 year warranty, Tough Oaks, Ralph Young, Landscaping in Barrie exceeds all local landscaping trade industry standards adding tangible value to your landscape project.
Tough Oaks Landscaping provides top-rated landscaping services for
-SImcoe County, Ontario
-Essa township, Ontario-
-Horseshoe Valley, Ontario
-Kempenfelt Bay, Ontario
-New Lowell, Ontario
-Shanty Bay, Ontario
-Snow Valley, Ontario
-Stone Manor Woods, Ontario
With our proprietary ground preparation, & by guarantee that the complimentary follow up on any concerns are performed promptly by our intrinsic team, we ensure that the completed project maintains it's integrity for many years to come beyond the initial 3 year settlement phase. One of the key advantages of interlock, since the beginning of civilization, is that small sections of over used, or unequally weathered, or stained sections, can be lifted & corrected with out waste of the original product, rather than cracked concrete, where an entire concrete slab or crumbling asphalt driveway have to be replaced entirely or show scars of the issue upon attempted repair.
Our stone landscape projects over the past 30 years range from front steps, exterior staircases, walkways, lakefront staircases, entertainment areas, patios, with fire pits, & pizza ovens, garden beds, installation of massive interlocking stone driveway alternatives to environmentally depleting asphalt driveways to intricate stone driveway extensions, driveway aprons, & approaches, pool surrounds with shrubbery, trees, garden design.
With our home base to this family owned & operated landscape design & landscape construction contractor business positioned centrally in Southern Ontario, in the Golden Horseshoe in Simcoe County, in the City of Barrie servicing the landscaping design & landscaping construction needs of residential home owners in the municipality of Barrie city wide & beyond from splashing the lakefront shores & beaches of Kempenfelt Bay, Wilkin's Beach, Minet's Point, Johnson's Beach, Tyndale Park, the Gables, Tollendale Beach, Valleyview Park, Centennial Beach, out beyond the western arm of Lake Simcoe, & Springwater, Stone Manor Woods, Grenfel, Minesing, Midhurst. Our service area covers the city wide territory of Barrie, Grenfel, Minesing, Midhurst, Springwater, Innisfil, Essa Township, Thornton, Oro-Medonte , & New Lowell, Ontario.
Tough Oaks Landscaping designs are custom masonry style hardscape interlock & stone landscaping creations made to compliment your surrounding natural plantings, greenery & softscape, & reflect the rich diversity of interesting geographical land shapes that the terrain of Simcoe County & surrounding land inspires.
Barrie boasts this natural diversity from lakefront beaches, spectacular breath taking curving steep views off of prominent hills & plunging lush valleys to sprawling flat farm land vibrant with rich agricultural growth.
Tough Oaks Landscaping is a local landscaping company located in Northern Barrie, in the neighbourhood of the Grove & Cundles, approximately 112 km South of Muskoka District, with municipality & Cottage Country accessibility via Highway 26, Highway 400, & Highway 11.
We provide provide relevant professional modern landscape design & trusted, experienced, expert interlock installation servicing the inter urban Barrie communities of Innis Shore, Sunnidale, Bayshore, Little Lake, Queen's Park, The Grove East, the Gables, Minet's Point, Wilkin's Beach, Tyndale Beach, Tollendale, Golden Meadows, Stone Manor, Holly, Ardagh Bluffs, Cundles, Shanty Bay, Little Lake, Eastview, Letitia Heights, Downtown Barrie, Painswick, Hawkestone & Allandale Heights with specialty custom, unique front yard curb appeal, backyard retreat, outdoor living space, entertainment area, & landscape design. At Tough Oaks, we specialize in masonry style hardscape, landscaping, interlock installation, premium quality landscapes including features of patio, walkway, sidewalk, steps, exterior staircase, stone, interlock, brick, interlocking driveway, asphalt-alternative driveway, driveway apron, driveway approach, window well, egress window well, stone block window well, surrounds, & garden beds.
Tough Oaks Landscaping Company design & installation, residential landscaping contractor in Barrie services the entire Simcoe County beyond the borders of the Municipality of Barrie, covering Innisfil, Stroud, Maple Grove, & Alcona directly to the South West of Lake Simcoe with it's new Innisfil hospital development & beautiful lakefront beach community, the township of Springwater known for its agriculture & greenery, Minesing, Midhurst, Grenfel, & Oro-Medonte, New Lowell, township of Essa, & Thornton.
We are green centered, & careful in our landscaping designs & plant selections at Tough Oaks Landscaping to take into account the unique climate of each region we are working with & in the awareness of the Lake Simoce Stewardship Guide, & the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority for topical mapping of natural hazard areas where home owners may be required to obtain a permit if they live in an area that may affect run off, & management of the Lake Simcoe watershed. In Barrie with a plant zone hardiness of 5b, the proximity to Lake Simcoe Georgian Bay & the effect of the lake breeze, lake effect of the Great Lakes ( Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie ) Barrie withstands the lake effect which can produce snow storms to dramatic thunderstorms due to convergence of breezes , which are always important factors taken into account in our designs, including the microclimate of the piece of land we are working with. Working outdoors, we always find it surprising at Tough Oaks Landscaping, what the season will reveal to us. In Barrie we are buffered by seasonal temperature lag, ( the large body of water of Lake Simcoe heats up slower in the spring & summer & cools off slower in the fall & winter than the land, as they are affected by the sun's solar heating, so the land temperature of Simcoe County is moderated by the water) As such our Simcoe County seasonal temperatures are less dramatic than other locations making it a great area to desire and enjoy outdoor retreats & outdoor living spaces.
Through it all, Tough Oaks Landscaping Company produces spectacular works of art, with grand elegance in masonry style hardscape landscaping for each of our individual residential clients' landscaping needs.
Experts in residential hardscape interlock landscaping, Tough Oaks Landscaping is honoured to provide landscaping services in Ontario, Canada, with the skill that has been developed with 30 years of professional landscaping design & landscaping renovation & construction experience.
With Tough Oaks Landscaping based in Barrie, Ontario Canada, our landscaping projects add to the beautification of the picturesque city of Barrie & sprawling vibrant Simcoe County with the waterfront peppered with colourful sailboats & yachts anchored at the Marina, home of the: Barrie Yacht Club, Barrie Golf Club, Barrie Art Club, MacLaren Art Centre with majestic art sculptures placed in scenic parks along the Barrie waterfront, Huronia Symphony Orchestra, with recreational activities, ski resorts: Hardwood Hills Ski & Bike Trails, Blue Mountain, Mount St Louise Moonstone, Snow Valley, Horseshoe Valley. Alive with celebrations of the annual Kempenfest, Barrielicious, Jazz & Blues Festival, Winterfest, Ecofest & many more.
For a full list of our TOUGH OAKS Landscaping professional expert landscaping design & landscaping construction contractor services please see our landscape services.
TOUGH OAKS-Landscaping Barrie specialized stone work driveway yard design & landscaping construction
Tough Oaks Landscaping is highly skilled in creating interest with skilled stone insets .
Tough Oaks Landscaping created shape with banding in stone colour.
Tough Oaks Landscaping is a family & pet friendly Barrie Landscaping Company . Our team is trustworthy, friendly, approachable, recommended, licensed & insured. We understand that those extra special moments that you share with your children or grandchildren or pets are meaningful, & we respect your safety & happiness every step of the renovation.
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