One of the best reasons to invest in hardscaping is that it opens up possibilities as to what your backyard space can be. Hard landscaping alters the foundation of your yard in a way that plants and shrubs cannot. Hardscaping is attractive to residents in areas that get lots of rain throughout the year because these materials are great for absorbing extra water.
After a heavy rain or snowfall, your patio or stone walkway will be able to absorb this moisture which can prevent other issues caused by flooding. So, instead of having your yard flooded and unusable, you have a dry, enjoyable space year-round.
Not only can you choose hardscapes in your residential space, but hardscape projects are also done in commercial places. In fact, paved roads, driveways, fountains, and sidewalks are common examples of hardscaping. Even projects like pools and small ponds require a certain level of hardscape work because they need a barrier in order to retain water. Otherwise, the water would drain into the surrounding soil and cause flooding and other issues.