3 Summer Masonry Projects That Will Enhance Your Yard

Summer is without a doubt the best season of all. When you’re not relaxing on the beach down the shore, at the ballpark watching the Phillies, or out soaking up the sun, you’re probably on the patio grilling up some franks while enjoying the scenery that your backyard has to offer.

Or maybe the scenery back there is less than meets the eye…

Not to worry. Although summer is only weeks away, it’s not too late to get going on a project or two that will turn your yard from drab to fab. Consider one of the following ideas, then give us a call and we’ll help you get going on your Philadelphia-area home’s masonry project that you will enjoy this summer and the many to come.


The choices you have when installing a backyard patio offer a variety of options. With the number of designs and materials available, it’s easily possible to achieve a final product that is unique and all your own for an affordable price.

One important consideration to take when you’re deciding on a patio is the context. What kind of home do you own? What does the rest of the yard look like? How will the patio be primarily used? While sandstone may look great in that one yard you saw on Pinterest, maybe brick will do better in the context of yours. When researching ideas, try to find things that work in the context of homes similar to your own.

If you’re struggling to come up with something, we’re also here to help. With years of experience in masonry, we can assist you in curating a setting that serves its purpose with beauty and functionality.

Retaining Wall

A masonry retaining wall will go a long way in transforming a bland landscape into a captivating backdrop.

If your backyard features any areas with sloped terrain, building a retaining wall is all it takes to turn a boring incline into a charming layered area full of character—not to mention it will serve a functional purpose. Sizes and proportions can vary depending on your desires and the terrain you’re working with.


If you already have a brick driveway, patio, or house itself, but it looks like it hasn’t seen any TLC since the Lincoln administration, it’s probably time for brick pointing.

You’ll be amazed at how much a repointing will do to make your brick look as good as new. While some jobs are more extensive than others, a backyard patio repointing will be fairly easy, yet do much to enhance your yard.

Get in touch today and we’ll get your backyard started on a summer makeover!

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