It makes sense to consider energy-efficient, earth-friendly materials for your next residential hardscaping project. Many homeowners here in the Northwest have made these requirements a priority when extending outdoor living space.
“Washington’s environmentally-conscious culture demands sustainable materials that have long service life and require little maintenance,” states the Masonry Institute of Washington.
The benefits of using concrete, stone, tile, faux stone, pavers, block, brick and a host of other masonry products are clear. Masonry materials are recognized as durable, attractive and viable alternatives:
- Environmentally friendly, reusable and recyclable
- A longer service life than most building materials
- Result in lower maintenance and energy costs.
- Have few of the problems associated with newer, synthetic building materials.
Most masonry products in our area are manufactured here and meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s requirement for potential LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits.
Design your next outdoor living space with natural masonry materials that look beautiful, save energy and are built to last.
Imagine your outdoor fireplace in brick, natural stone, faux stone or stucco. For more ideas, click here.