Curb Appeal with a New Front Walkway (Case Study)

Category: Landscape

How do I add curb appeal to my front entryway?

Plain old concrete sidewalks can be boring and uninviting. If you’re like this homeowner in Ephrata, PA, (a suburb of Lancaster, PA) you may be thinking of what you can do to create some curb appeal to your home by hiring a landscape contractor. Upgrading your home’s look with the use of interlocking pavers, stairs, and stone veneer can make a difference.

First Steps

Since the patio was raised, it posed a more substantial project to rip it out entirely. So, we tied-in the existing stone veneer that the builder had put around the front entrance with the new EP Henry walk and steps.

We removed the boring, old concrete sidewalk and steps. We changed the walkway to add more curves instead of all of those cold, right angles. This creates a softer and more inviting approach to the front porch. We also were able to add new stone veneer to the sides of the patio. This veneer complements the EP Henry pavers and wall stones nicely, and matched those on the existing home.

Mid-Project

Our landscape designer for this project recommended EP Henry Coventry Dakota Blend pavers and wall block because of their durability and potential to repair if ground settles. This makes pavers superior to poured concrete. If the ground settles or construction is needed, you would need to replace your concrete walkway. Interlocking pavers allow for a permanent feel, classier look, and versatility if you need to move them for some reason.

Next Steps

Are you looking for a way to improve the curb appeal to your home without spending a tremendous amount of money? Consider some small changes like renovating a front entrance, similar to this project. Be sure to use a landscaping company that has certified installers, such as the one ICPI offers. Ask to see samples of other hardscaping projects they have completed to evaluate if they have what it takes to make your property look its best.

If you’re interested in talking further about how hardscaping upgrades such as these can improve the appearance of your home or commercial property, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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