Elevating Your Backyard Walkways 

Elevating Your Backyard Walkways 

Having a walkway in your backyard allows you to easily navigate the terrain without tripping or tromping through mud. While even a simple walkway can make improvements, you can elevate your walkways further. You can improve the look, safety, and durability of your walkway. 

Waterproof Your Walkway 

Walkways are made from many materials, but stone-based materials are the most common. These materials are typically durable on their own, but they can be made to last even longer if you waterproof them. Waterproofing creates a protective barrier on your walkways that keeps water from penetrating the material and causing damage. You are less likely to see mold, mildew, and other damage. You can also count on protection from cracks and stains, which are common after repeated use. 

Add Some Lighting 

Lights serve many functions in a backyard. They can create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere for your backyard. Examples of good lighting include string lights or standing lights which create a softer glow than spotlights or floodlights. You can add some lighting along your path to create a cozy environment. Additionally, more lighting increases safety. At night, it’s harder to see where you’re walking and people are more likely to trip or not see hazards in the way. Lighting provides more visibility for both you and your guests. Along your walkways, you should include garden lights or bollard lights. These lights are close to the ground and provide excellent visibility for where you’re walking. 

Include Some Vegetation 

Just because walkways are intended to be practical doesn’t mean you can’t improve their aesthetic. You want to make your walkways an enjoyable path to follow. Adding some more vegetation creates a more pleasant place to walk because there are interesting things to look at. Along your path, you can add flower beds that feature a variety of colors. You can also plant different types of ground cover to make things more visually interesting. If you want some shade, you can plant trees to go along your walkway. Adding plants is a great way to elevate your pathways. 

A backyard pathway creates a safe and enjoyable way to walk through your yard. Take some extra time to improve your walkway and your yard as a whole. A little extra effort can go a long way. 

California Waterproofing and Decking provide quality waterproofing for many surfaces including roofs, decks, elevated walkways, and more. Click here to learn more and schedule a consultation. 

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