Typical small-scale hardscaping examples include patios and sidewalks. Retaining walls are often used to create boundaries between hardscapes and earth landscaping features, or softscapes. From an urban planning perspective, hardscapes can include very large features, such as paved roads and traffic circles or traffic islands. Most artificial water features are technically hardscapes because they require a barrier to retain the water, instead of letting it drain into the surrounding soil.
From an aesthetic perspective, hardscaping allows workers to erect landscaping features that would otherwise be impossible due to soil erosion, or that compensate for large amounts of human traffic that would cause wear on bare earth or grass. For example, sheer vertical features are possible.
Hardscape means any hard surface landscape such as a patio, driveway, retaining wall, or any other hard surface landscaping made up of hard wearing materials such as stone, concrete etc. as opposed to soft landscaping which is grass, bark and other such items.
Batchelder and Collins is located on 2305 Granby St, Norfolk, VA. From Norfolk International Airport follow Airport Parking Dep Rd to Norview Ave and head east on Norview Ave toward Airport Parking Dep Rd. Then slight right onto Airport Parking Dep Rd and make a U-turn. After that, continue on Norview Ave and take Chesapeake Blvd. Next, take Lafayette Blvd to Granby St and use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Norview Ave. At this point, continue straight onto Chesapeake Blvd and pass by 7-Eleven (on the right in 1.2 mi). Then keep right to continue on Lafayette Blvd and continue onto E 26th St. Finally, continue onto E 27th St. Turn left onto Granby St and Batchelder and Collins will be on the right.
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"Very helpful staff. Helped me in deciding how many and of which bricks to get. Very quick in and out process they have set up."
- Victor Pochop
"I love this place.they always have what I need and all the staff is so very helpful ! Keep up the good work."
- Debra Lewis
"Visited to buy tools for my son's new job as a mason apprentice... Great staff, very helpful. Thank you. "
- Victoria Leezer
"What an amazing place. I brought in a brick that was from my 10yr old house... they matched it pretty well. They have 2 yards full of brick and stone."
- Jacqueline Koch