Walkways exist to connect different outdoor areas on your property. They are mainly in place for a specific function, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with the design. A walkway can be designed to reflect the character of your home, and even to make its own stylish statement. Leave it to our Maryland walkway contractors to design and build the perfect walkway or driveways for your backyard.

Common Places for a Walkway

  • From the front door to the driveway or sidewalk
  • From the pool to the deck
  • From the back door to the outdoor kitchen, patio or gazebo
  • Between the play set and the back door
  • Between the home and the detached garage or shed
  • All the way through your back yard

3 Keys to a Perfect Walkway


A walkway may be the first thing your guests see and experience as they find their way from their car to your front door. First impressions are important, so we like to put some thought into the materials and design of your walkways. For example, spacing the stones or pavers out to allow grass or moss grow in the gaps makes for a natural and whimsical walkway. On the other hand, edging your walkway with pavers of a different color or in different directions creates a very polished and formal look. No matter what style you are going for, we will find the right pattern, color, and materials to turn your vision into life.


Every walkway has to ensure a safe walking experience, especially at night. It should be well lit and free of tripping hazards. In terms of safety, a walkway paved without gaps is probably your best bet, as it leaves no doubt about where to step. Walkways made of stepping stones should be framed with solar lights or another form of lighting for safe night-time use. Make sure your walkway is also wide enough to accommodate a person with a dog or two people if needed.


Naturally, you want a walkway that requires little maintenance and will last for years, maybe decades. Meanwhile, the durability of your walkway largely depends on the materials it was built with and the quality of the installation. Be sure to hire a qualified Maryland walkway installer who takes the time to prep the site and lay a stable foundation for your new walkway.

Paved Driveway

Did you know that you can also have your driveway fully paved with pavers? It’s a more attractive, and often more durable alternative to asphalt or concrete. However, only pavers specially designed for such use should be installed on driveways. Cars and trucks will put a lot of stress on the driveway, so you need pavers that will stand up not only to vehicles but to harsh weather as well. If you want to solve your drainage issues at the same time, go with permeable pavers. These pavers have a unique design that allows water to go straight into the soil underneath, rather than running off to the side and flooding your landscape.

Do you have any other questions about walkway or driveway pavement and design? Call us or contact online for a consultation.

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