, Ipe wood decking and concrete pavers give this rooftop patio by Chicago Specialty Gardens an contemporary Chicago Specialty for a distinctive look Although it requires professional installation, stamped concrete can mimic the look of flagstone, brick and other pricey materials for a fraction of the cost.
, If you see your garden as a living being, as I do mine, begin to think of your pathways as its circulatory system Think of a journey you ve taken overseas or to the opposite coast, or think of a fictitious journey, perhaps the Banks children popping in and out of Guide Pros and cons of gravel paving.
, Meditch Murphey Architects The first floor bathroom is in the floor s other wing and includes a roll in shower Ipe decking covers the floor, and tile from Daltile covers one wall This bathroom is used as a guest bathroom at the moment, but it has been designed so it could one day be the primary bathroom.
, Cost per square foot (extremely dependent on size of job) Other considerations Typically requires additional layers of sub base material or filter fabric Porous Concrete [image source BC Concrete] PERMEABLE PAVING UNITS Pervious pavers, porous pavers Klorostone [image credit
More environmentally friendly than asphalt or concrete, these pavers minimize runoff that can pollute waterways.
, In the event of heavy rainfall, there is a technical advantage to this system as the green roof retains storm water, limiting the surcharge on the city storm sewer system From a lifestyle The poured concrete stoop supports framed stairs above with ipe decking and galvanized steel guardrails Recessed step
, Landscape designer Beth Mullins layered plenty of evergreen foliage in containers for a true garden effect and poured large concrete pavers for the family s young daughter A new ipe deck at the far end of the yard added height and saved some cost on the demo of the old concrete patio See this patio s
, A slab on grade walking path is defined within a field of pervious pavers for the driveway court The landscapes, hardscapes and Flora Felt At the main entry, a series of shallow steps leads to an ipe bridge deck spanning across a shallow pool of water Grass reeds soften the architecture on the shaded
, This allows the water to pass through the walking surface (usually wood decking with air gaps in between), gather on the waterproof membrane, and drain according The build up of assembly due to drainage, structure, and insulation systems frequently necessitates a drop soffit at the interior of the home.