The function of pathways
Pathways are a necessity in most landscapes in order to easily walk around your yard and to move equipment. Often pathways are a means to get from the front yard to backyard, particularly from the garage. Surface materials can range from colored stamped concrete to crushed rock.
Fredell Enterprises utilizes a variety of materials dependent upon the desired look of the landscape, the intended pathway use, and project budget. Concrete is the most formal material for a walkway surface. Asphalt has good durability and traction (for steep slopes) and is surprisingly cost-effective. Our most popular material is something we call ‘soil cement’. A mixture of breeze gravel (crusher-fines) mixed with cement and coloring, soil cement has a finished look similar to a trail. The cement binds the crushed material together creating a durable path that provides significant resistance to erosion from water and foot traffic. For a more formal look we can utilize a variety of paver materials or natural stone.