The term “hardscape” has become a term widely accepted by the general public and a buzz-word in just the past few years. Hardscape refers to those elements in the landscape that encompass such items as retaining walls, patios, sidewalks, outdoor kitchen, etc. Any hardscape project must have one design criteria that never falls short…. base preparation. In the Mid-Western States, due to frost-thaw cycles, it is extremely Important to implement the best practice available when creating your hardscape element for your home or business. This means proper gravel base layers or a concrete footing. Fleming Group, LLC strives to produce projects that not only meet but exceed the requirements necessary for life-long enjoyment.