A hardscaper is a professional who specializes in the construction and installation of hard, non-living elements in outdoor spaces. These elements typically include structures, surfaces, and features made from materials such as concrete, stone, brick, wood, or metal.

While hardscapers primarily focus on the construction and installation aspects, they may also provide recommendations on material selection, layout design, and maintenance considerations to ensure the longevity and functionality of the hardscape features.

Hardscaping materials can include concrete, stone (such as flagstone or pavers), brick, wood, metal, and composite materials. The choice of materials depends on the desired aesthetic, functionality, and budget of the project.

Hardscapers can provide guidance on material selection based on your specific needs.

Hardscaping focuses on the construction of non-living elements, such as structures and surfaces, while landscaping focuses on the arrangement and cultivation of living elements, such as plants and vegetation.

These two components often work together in outdoor design projects to create a cohesive and well-balanced outdoor space.

Maintenance requirements for hardscape features vary depending on the materials used. Regular cleaning, sealing, and repairs may be necessary to keep them in good condition.

Hardscapers can provide specific maintenance instructions for each feature and recommend suitable cleaning products or sealants.