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What material should you use for your outdoor project?

Hardscapes are just as vital for an outdoors space as softscape materials are. Garden structures such as gazebos, pergolas, and fencing walls are becoming more and more popular in outdoor design. Redline Stone Solutions uses many of these materials to help create a focal point, add dimension and depth while also combining personality and functionality to a space.

Find out what types of landscaping materials are the easiest to use and the most popular.


Bricks have specific patterns that can make a surface appear more formal or informal. Currently, used brick is a popular choice. It offers an eco-friendly material for outdoor projects.*

Composite Decking

Composite decking is not made of genuine wood or aluminum applies as a composite or synthetic cover. There is no need to worry about splitting or molding that comes with wood. It is also resistant to insects and rotting. The fact that you do not have to stain Composite decking is a reason why it is quickly becoming an in demand option for outdoor spaces.*

Loose Materials

Gravel, Mexican river rock, small rocks, gravel, recycled rubber mulch, and recycled glass are considered loose landscaping materials. When using natural stone, you have to deal with bumps, ridges and different heights and weights. Think of it this way: if a material is being used as a landscaping surface and it is not a green, living, growing landscaping, then it would probably be considered a landscaping construction.

Concrete Think concrete is just a boring, plain slab? Think again, concrete can be stained, given texture, have materials embedded in it or stamped. The options are virtually limitless. While you might often see the YouTube DIY's pouring a concrete patio, you definitely will want to make sure that you have a "solid " (pun intended) understanding of what needs to be done. Once the concrete has set, there is no turning back and errors can be costly to correct. We always recommend calling a professional who knows what they are doing.


Pavers are the most popular hardscape choice. They can be made from a variety of materials: such as concrete, brick and stone slabs. Laying pavers is another project that it is important to have an understanding of how they need to be laid and what should be placed underneath. Paving stones are usually laid over gravel and sand bedding but can also be laid over DE (diatomaceous earth), earth or grass. Our Redline Stone Solutions team of experts knows how to make sure that your project is done to ensure longevity and safety in your paver project.

Driveway with paver stone, Alpharetta Georgia
Pavers can make a dramatic change to the exterior of your home. This design added depth and texture to this home, increasing it's curb appeal.

Stone Natural stone or flagstone is a popular and attractive choice for outdoor patios, courtyards and other areas that require hardscaping. Natural stone means there will be various bumps, heights , weights and ridges. Irregular flagstone pieces have a more rustic look, while cut, geometric shapes are more formal.

Redline Stone Solutions is the leading hardscape design and installation team serving the Metro Atlanta area including Alpharetta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding areas. Schedule your complimentary consultation and quote by calling (678) 642-7762 or visiting

** Redline Stone Solutions does not offer brick or composite decking.

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