An affordable paver makeover
“The owners had bought the house knowing it needed work,” said Jordan Provost. “They called me to see what we could do to make the front look a little nicer.”
Provost is owner of Firebrick Custom Masonry near Burlington, Vermont.
All photos: Jordan Provost
The company’s first Pine Hall Brick paver project was part of its solution for the new homeowners – a paver walkway accented with granite and natural stone leading from a newly graveled and widened driveway to the home’s entrance.
A simple project, but the result is a major upgrade to the home’s livability and curb appeal.
“It was our first time using Pine Hall Brick,” said Provost. “Putting it down went well with no issues. Installation was great with good edges.”
This project demonstrates how easily a home’s outdoor environment can have a fast makeover that will last for decades.
“Our business has been about fire – 30-40 percent is chimneys – but a lot of fire pits, pizza ovens, and with that comes patios and walkways.”
Landscaping and hardscapes projects have increased, especially in the use of genuine clay pavers, as homeowners are seeing the value of a product that lends aesthetics, durability and ease of maintenance.
“We have a tremendous amount of work,” said Provost. “Basically, people are staying home, so they want to put money into home. And there’s a shortage of contractors. As outdoor living projects continue to boom, Provost suggests homeowners get inspired with some research.
“Best thing I tell homeowners is to look up ideas online,” said Provost. “Even if they’re out of budget, at least look at it. It will allow me to know what style they’re trying to achieve. We can find the budget.”
Firebrick Custom Masonry specializes in outdoor living spaces, including outdoor kitchens and masonry pizza ovens like this beauty.