Patios, Walkways, and Driveways

Mark Arsenault

As a company, Green Monster Landscapes installs more brick paver patios, walkways, and driveways than any of our other landscaping services to our New Hampshire clients. We take our brick paver work very seriously! Our talented crew members are certified installers of concrete pavers through the International Concrete Paver Institute’s (ICPI) rigorous certification program. Not only that, but we have also been trained and certified through Techo-block and Unilock, two very highly respected concrete paver manufacturers in the United States.

Installing brick pavers in the New Hampshire landscape is much different than many parts of the country. The soils here tend to have a clay-like consistency, and therefore hold water, which can heave and settle brick pavers that are not installed correctly after several harsh winters. As a homeowner, you take a great risk when hiring a contractor to install a paver patio, walkway, and especially a driveway at your home. Our training, certifications, and our unprecedented five-year guarantee is your assurance that the job will be done right the first time.

So, when you hire Green Monster Landscape, you have the peace of mind to know that your patio, walkway, or driveway will be built to last. Now comes the fun part. The styles, color, and pattern selections of concrete pavers today are endless! At Green Monster Landscapes, we love to throw in a little flair in the patios that we install. We aren’t afraid of a little cutting. Maybe it’s running the pattern at a 45° angle. Perhaps we will install a band or border of a different color. We have also been known to get fancy from time to time with “paver quilting” – the application of installing a different paver pattern and colors within a larger pattern.

Another option for homeowners is natural Bluestone flagging and steps. This is especially popular in the landscaping style found in the New Hampshire Lakes region. Lakefront homes often require a cottage-style landscaping and Bluestone is a perfect fit.

Another pavement option that’s growing in popularity for both Lakes Region landscaping and seacoast areas are permeable pavers. Permeable pavers filter storm water runoff through the pavement, as opposed to asphalt which washes oily films from the surface that ultimately end up in our lakes and streams. Also, when permeable pavers are used in a driveway application it does not count as a non-porous surface. This is an added benefit to someone building on a small waterfront property because town ordinances only allow a certain percentage of the land to be covered with a non-porous surface. Less driveway means more house!

Mark Arsenault

About Mark Arsenault

Mark Arsenault began Green Monster Landscapes, LLC in 2003 installing walkways and patios with little more than a shovel and wheelbarrow. Today, his team consists of dedicated, skilled landscape, construction, and stone mason professionals.