We recently revisited one of landscape and out door BBQ installations we installed, when the property went on the market. Were able to observe how the plants, structures and design have grown and matured; maintaining their integrity over the years. Not only providing years of enjoyment from the past home owners and increasing the home value but will continue to do the same for the future home owners.
A collection of spas and patios featuring private seating, fire pit, fountain and 5-6 person spas.Read More
Photo journal of pool build.
Planing and review on site meeting.
Finishing hardscape features and landscape design/restoration.
In 2015 Arroyo Seco Construction had the pleasure of working with amazing clients and on exciting projects that kept us immersed in the work we are passionate about.
Construction, Renovations, Remodels, Landscaping, Hardscaping, Metal Work and Masonry rounded out a year of rewarding projects.
Store front and interior renovation with construction of new balcony and wheelchair access ramp. Home remodel with full interior and exterior gutting and refurbishing.
New Pools, Fountains and fitness areas were developed along with brand new landscapes and garden features. Landscapes were designed recognition of our climate conditions reaching our low water goals, while achieving the sensation of lush and texturally interesting plantings.
Metal Work / Masonry
Our master masons and metal workers produced magnificent works of art, fulfilling both their needed form and function while creating exquisite focal pieces.
We at Arroyo Seco Construction wish everyone an exceptional holiday and fantastic new year!
We recently had the opportunity to re-make a patio and entertaining area featuring steps and fire pit. This patio connected the main house to the pool house both of which had different color and texture process done to the walkways. In order to best match these two areas’ walkways we applied a pattern to the newly poured patio and implemented a staining technique to seamlessly bring the areas together.
Staining concrete can be a more economical way to achieve the look and design of your, patio, walkways, floors and driveways. Stains can be applied with stencils for complex designs or mimic tile patterns. Depending on the type of stain, you can achieve a solid color or a mixture of subtle more organic hues. Because the Stains penetrate into the concrete and sealers are placed on top they are long lasting, durable and won’t fade overtime.
The natural beauty of stone finishes on walls adds a structural depth to the hardscape features of homes and within the landscape. Stone Veneer is a popular option in construction in achieving this effect; desired for its’ low cost, low material use and reduced weight compared to traditional ‘Brick and Block’.
Masonry veneer walls consist of a single non-structural external layer of masonry work, backed by an air space. The innermost element is usually structural wall, and may consist of wood or metal frame within the Cavity wall. A benefit to this structure is that insulation can be incorporated into the cavity, providing additional thermal protection.
One factor that effects it’s lower cost is the structural framing or masonry backup can be erected first to allow the rest of the building structure to be completed concurrently with the outer veneer.
In general most masonry veneer walls can be completed in a shorter time frame, using less labor than a solid masonry wall. Because the veneer uses a fraction of the material, its’ weight will be considerably less benefiting economies n foundations and structural support
Arroyo Seco Construction while relatively small they employ highly skilled employees allowing for us to step up to bigger jobs with the same dedication and quality of work as smaller projects. One area in particular creates brilliant works of art for any size project is in the Metal Shop. Cutting, bending and assembling individual pieces our metal workers’ structures begin to take shape within our fabrication shop.
Starting with shop drawings, some with very specific designs, others with general shapes and verbal descriptions for the look and feel of the piece. As pieces come together, revisions are made to best match our clients’ vision for the project. Throughout the project Adam, Wyllis and other design associates will review the design and specifications, able to make tweaks to the design as necessary to the benefit the overall aesthetic.
After the structures are completed in the shop, crews begin the installation on site. In many cases several workers are required to accurately move these large, heavy and impressive pieces into place. The overall outcome is the creation of meticulous designs where each piece has been hand molded and thoughtfully reviewed to its role in overall structure.
A worn down exterior can give a poor impression of the charm your house has; where a well-developed landscape and hardscape features can bring out the value.Read More