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How to Calculate Step Sizes

Posted by Stephane Poirier on Monday, November 27, 2017, In : Hardscaping 
It’s important that your steps have the correct ratio of tread to rise going up and down safely and easily. Generally a good rule of thumb is, the smaller the rise, the greater allowable tread. You should choose what’s comfortable for you but outdoor steps should have a rise of 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches and a tread of 11 to 18 inches. A good standard step is typically referred to as 7 - 11, most importantly you want to have all the steps consistent.
Below is an easy formula to find the best co...
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How Much Does Hardscaping Cost?

Posted by Stephane Poirier on Thursday, November 23, 2017, In : Interlock Ottawa 
This is a question we get asked a lot. No two projects are the same for various reasons like project type, site conditions, soil conditions, excavation depth, access, dumping requirements, paver choice and patterns.

You can roughly estimate your cost by using this formula for basic installation of interlocking stone

25% Paver Cost
75% Installation cost


A good rule of thumb is to spend 10% of your home’s value on your yard. You might not be able to include every feature you want but this range d...


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Hardscaping Season Is Coming Soon!

Posted by Stephane Poirier on Friday, January 20, 2017, In : Landscaping Ottawa 
Are you thinking of a new walkway, patio and/or driveway? 
Consider how it will be built, (on the inside). We now build our hardscapes with open graded bases. This method meets or exceeds ICPI standards. It is used on permeable installations and we use it on all installations besides our Gatorbase installs.
By allowing the water to flow through the base rather than being soaked in like a sponge, it greatly minimizes the potential for freeze thaw cycle damage. See more here

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November 25, 2015. The end of another great season

Posted by Stephane Poirier on Thursday, November 26, 2015, In : Peartree Property Services And Landscaping 
As we wrap up another season and begin to get ready for the snow, we would like to thank you for choosing us to take care of your property and look forward to next year! 


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