SuperBuilt :: Interlock Steps and Walkways

By: Superbuilt  09-12-2011
Keywords: Stone, Natural Stone, retaining wall

Interlock is usually more cost effective than natural stone and presents a lot of aesthetic possibilities because their stones are consistent in shape and colour and they perform predictably.  This product offers clean lines, perfect for formal gardens and modern design. There are also interlock products which mimic natural stone.  The finish and edges are meant to look unique to each, but they still maintain their consistent quality for ease of installation.


An example of how different colours and shapes can go together.  In this case, the curves of the walkway, circular pad and curved shape of the retaining wall provides continuity:

Here are two other walkways.  The one on the left, flanked by a perennial garden, has curved edges and an "unmoving" centre.  The walkway to the right uses two types of borders, a large stone followed by a charcoal medium sized stone, framing a linear pattern that flows with the curves.


These steps, flanked with a pair of pillars, features a half-hexagon lower step, followed by larger level interlock step to ease up onto the natural-stone tiled porch, which itself acts as a step up to the house:

A close up of the pattern in the middle step, it feautres a charcoal inset border framing a diagonal herringbone pattern:

Here are straight interlock steps, featuring newly installed black railing and a unique granite rock a the base of the stairs:

These are rounded steps that flare out as you step down:

Unlike the rounded steps above, these are consistent in size.  We employed two contrasting colours to add visual interest:

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Keywords: Formal Gardens, Natural Stone, retaining wall, Stone,

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SuperBuilt :: Steps and Walkways

As they do take up a bit of space per step, you want to make sure that the design and style is prominent and eye-catching. You can can also mix materials, such as a beach pebble walkway with natural stone steps and stone edging. Walkways can be completely paved with interlock or natural stone, straight or curved. Within this, you can pick the pattern of the stone, pick designs, or pick the border.


SuperBuilt :: Interlock Retaining Walls

Interlock walls are usually more cost effective than natural stone and presents a lot of aesthetic possibilities because their stones are consistent in shape and colour and they perform predictably. We decided to vamp up the style by lining the retaining wall with multi-colour river rock. This product offers clean lines, perfect for formal gardens and modern design. This retaining wall was needed to level the driveway.


SuperBuilt :: Natural Stone Retaining Walls

Natural stone is great for a country look; they can be stacked natural rocks, or you could use the big natural stone boulders to build the wall. This is an example of the "boulder-like" wall, hand-picked so each rock fits together in a natural and organic way. This example uses natural stone for the lower-level retaining walls and interlock stone for the upper-level walls.


SuperBuilt :: Property Maintence

Don't let our diversity fool you - although we deal with a range of properties, we are known for paying attention to every detail on every property, no matter how big or small. While we offer different commercial property packages, we can also custom build a package just right for you. We take pride in deliverying professional service at a reasonable price. SuperBuilt has been making properties look beautiful for over 12 years.


SuperBuilt :: Retaining Walls

We typically use retaining walls for garden beds, tree rings, fire pits, to separate a yard from a patio that differs in grade, and to provide definition to driveways. It prevents downslope movement and provide support for vertical grade changes. A retaining wall is a structure that holds back soil or rock from an area.