What is Hardscape

Definition of Hardscape in Construction

Hardscape is a term that refers to all of the hard surfaces that surround a construction project, such as the drives, walkways, patios, etc. The term hardscape is a modern term that has been established to distinguish the hard sitework areas, from the landscaping areas or the actual building footprint. Due to the popularity of various types of hardscape materials such as brick, concrete pavers, stone pavers, stamped concrete, etc., the design of the hardscapes surrounding a project, have taken on an importance similar to the landscaping environment around the projects. Proper layout of walkways, curbing, curb cuts and parking areas is a very important functional characteristic of the exterior of the structures, and will help accentuate the user friendliness of the entire project.