Date: June 2014
Cat: Landscape Construction

Armour Stone Lined Steps

Armour stone lined steps to the backyard

Main Content
  • Armour stone wall with concrete stairs insert and softscaping

  • Armour stone wall with concrete stairs insert and softscaping

  • Armour stone wall with concrete stairs insert and softscaping



Project Detail

These Caledonia homeowners had their home custom built approximately 25 years ago. They have been constantly updating the home and property, and plan to live here for many more years. When the existing stairs leading up to the backyard started to fall apart, they turned to Envision Landscapes for advice and inspiration for replacement.

Envision Landscapes removed a portion of the old concrete wall, and excavated the hill. This created a three dimensional view and layout, suiting the property quite nicely. For long-term durability, a solid base with proper drainage was built. A large quantity of armour stone was then brought in and set into place.

The steps were created by a family member with expertise in concrete. It was a complex job, and he completed it well, making it look beautiful. With the softscape plantings installed after, this project really helps create the beautiful entrance to the backyard that was desired.

More pictures to follow once the plants mature.