Outdoor Living Space

Throwing an outdoor barbecue, or holding a family function outside your home is one of the best parts of the summer. A1 Contractors Inc. can help you by working with you & designing & constructing a beautiful outdoor living space in Wilmette, Illinois. Combining different elements such as seating, cooking, and aesthetics, patios, decks, and outdoor fireplaces. It all starts with a sound foundation, and the skilled workers at A1 Contractors Inc. can provide that for you. With years of experience and a long list of residential, commercial, and municipal success stories, you can trust that we’ll make your outdoor space look great and last.

There are three things you should consider when deciding whether you want to add more living space or build a new outdoor living space to your lawn:

Size: A great way to plan for the space of your patio to is to plan out what you would like to include in the space.  Measure out the items you would like and where you would like to put them on the space & it will give you a rough estimate of what you need.

Material:  Concrete patios are a great option that can be done quickly, where are pavers provide a more elegant solution that can make your backyard pop!  Whichever you decide A1 Contractors Inc. will help you with installation & make sure you understand every part of what we are doing for your home.

Location: Decide where you would like your outdoor living space to be located.  Determine whether there are any pitches of elevation where you want to lay your outdoor living space & what need to be dug in order for it to be placed there.  This will help you in determining what the best spot for it would be.

Driveways and Walkways

Walking around Wilmette, Illinois There are so many different styles, & layouts of walkways & driveways you will see! All types of walkways & driveways require different types of materials, & unique ways of installation and maintenance to look good and last for years. A 1 Contractors Inc has specialized in all the different types of materials you need to create that beautiful walkway or driveway for your home.

Walkways & Driveways are usually comprised of three different materials:

  • Concrete
  • Natural Stone
  • Brick Pavers

There are more materials you can use, but these are the three most common types of construction materials. Each material also comes with its benefits and drawbacks, which we would be happy to explain to you. A1 Contractors Inc. employs the best in the business when it comes to installation or repair.

Retaining Walls

Landscaping can be difficult depending on the size & different elevations of your property. Retaining walls are an easy and effective method of leveling an area, without raising the entire yard, or make it possible to have a flat yard where one would normally be impossible. Retaining walls need to be strong, but flexible enough to withstand the changes in weather and temperatures over the years.

There are certain things you should know when it comes to deciding whether to add a retaining wall to your yard:

  1. Height – For obvious reasons, the bigger the retaining wall, the greater the cost. However often the increased cost is worth the increased space that is gained. The higher the retaining wall, the area that can be expanded depending on the slope of the ground. The material also can limit a retaining wall, with taller walls requiring stronger materials to hold back the weight of the dirt behind it.
  2. Design – You can incorporate your retaining wall into different landscape structures, and make it fit into your current landscaping plan.  You can also incorporate a variety of different stones, so your retaining can be the focal point of your yard.
  3. Manufactured Blocks are Faster – Using manufactured blocks for your retaining wall will make the installation go quicker and smoother. A1 Contractors Inc. will work with you to determine the best materials to construct your retaining wall out of and which options will work best with your landscaping design.
  4. Plan For Drainage – As mentioned, a retaining wall can level your yard and provide you protection from water reaching your home.  As you are thinking where you want your retaining wall to go, think about draining and where water will flow as a result of you adding a retaining wall to your yard.

Professional Contractors Wilmette, Illinois

A1 Contractors has been serving Wilmette, Illinois for over 25 years!. To achieve this goal, we’ve worked hard to make sure that we give the customer what they want at a competitive price. As we always say “nothing sells better than a happy customer.” Which is why our friendly sales staff will assist in the design of your project or work with an existing plan or idea you might have. From there a free estimate will be prepared, accompanied with an explanation of the installation process. If you are looking for help from LOCAL contracting experts, rely on the service & professionalism of A1 Contractors Inc. today!