Hardscaping is a great way to enhance the overall aesthetic of your outdoor space. It can help define areas, create a more inviting atmosphere, and add function to your yard or garden. By incorporating hardscaping elements like walkways, walls, patios, and other structures into your landscape design, you will create an outdoor living area that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.

Hardscaping can also help protect your pool equipment and prevent damage from weather, like trees and other elements. By including hardscaping in your landscape design, you can create an outdoor retreat that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. If you’re ready to learn more about Pinnacle Pool’s hardscaping services, contact us today to get your free estimate.

What Is Hardscaping?

In the pool building industry, there are two different types of landscaping: softscaping and hardscaping. Softscaping is associated with the planting of plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers in your landscape. Hardscaping, on the other hand, is focused more on construction elements and the design of your outdoor space. It involves the use of materials to create walkways, seating areas, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, paver patios, fire pits, and other features that add a unique element to your yard.

Hardscaping improves the overall look of the backyard and creates an ambiance that is inviting and comfortable. It also serves an important function, providing both practical and aesthetic benefits to your outdoor area.

Common materials for hardscaping involve using concrete, natural stone, stucco, concrete countertops, and more. Popular hardscaping elements include firepits, fireplaces, and paver patios because they add character and visual appeal to your yard.

How Are Hardscaping Projects Completed?

Planning your dream outdoor living space includes creating a detailed plan that outlines all the hardscaping elements you want to incorporate. While it is time-consuming and may seem overwhelming, our team strives to make the entire process as stress-free as possible. Our experienced team of professionals is knowledgeable in all aspects of hardscaping and will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Initial Consultation

After scheduling an appointment, we will come to your residence to discuss your vision for the project. During this initial consultation, we will review any ideas you may have and help create a plan that meets your unique needs and budget. We will take pictures of your current outdoor area and note any measurements or levels that need to be taken into consideration. From there, we can dive into specific materials and finishes for each hardscaping element. Once we have the specifics, the placement of the elements can be discussed and decided upon.

3D Design

Once there is a plan in place, and the materials have been chosen, our team can create a 3D rendering of your outdoor space. This design will help give you an idea of how your outdoor area will look once the project is complete. Our team can put together a walkthrough video, so you can visualize the transformation of your backyard and see the hardscaping elements come to life. During this time, we can discuss any changes or requests you may have and make adjustments accordingly.

Many contractors don’t include 3D designs in their hardscaping services, and if they do, it comes with an additional cost. At our company, this service is included in the price so that you can have a clear understanding of what your outdoor area will look like before we begin construction.

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Installation and Construction

Once the design plan is approved, it’s time to start constructing your hardscaping project. Our team of experienced professionals will handle all the construction and installation of your outdoor space. Pinnacle Pool uses the high-quality materials, so you can rest assured that your outdoor area is built to last. We also take every precaution necessary to ensure that no damage is done to existing landscaping or property during construction.

Final Walkthrough

Once the hardscaping project is complete, our team will do a final walkthrough with you to make sure all elements have been constructed to your satisfaction. We will also go over the maintenance and care requirements for your hardscaping elements so that they can remain in great condition for years to come. Our job isn’t done until you are completely satisfied with the overall look and feel of your outdoor area.

What Happens If a Hardscaping Project Is Done Wrong or Unprofessionally?

Minnesota is known to have harsh climates that can be brutal on outdoor home improvements, so it’s essential to work with a company that has the experience and knowledge of hardscaping elements. If a job isn’t completed correctly or professionally, the longevity of your hardscaping elements will be affected. The misuse of materials, using the wrong adhesives, or improper prepping methods can all lead to a subpar finished product.

Down the road, hardscaping structures like patios can heave, stones can fall off, and pavers can settle incorrectly if the project isn’t done right the first time. That’s why it’s essential to work with an experienced team that can guarantee a quality hardscaping installation that will last for years to come.

What Is the Pinnacle Pool Hardscaping Difference?

It’s our mission to provide a quality hardscaping installation for our customers that exceeds their expectations. We use the latest technology for our 3D rendering, so you can get an accurate visualization of your outdoor area before the project begins. This way, the end product is exactly what you want and paid for. Also, all our hardscaping elements are installed using the highest quality materials and constructed using industry best practices.

We understand that a hardscaping project can be a big financial investment, and we want our customers to feel confident that their outdoor area will be transformed into the oasis they dreamed of. Our certified team of professionals will be with you every step of the way, from design to construction and through the final walkthrough.

Equipment Enclosure

Starting at $5,500

Our Pool Equipment Enclosure Package

Adds style and creativity to your back yard paradise.

They not only cover and hide the equipment necessary to keep your pool running but can add an element of interest by customizing with specialty finishes and water features. Our Standard equipment enclosure package includes:

  • 48” x 120” x 60” three-sided equipment enclosure with 4’x10’concrete pad
  • Your choice of cast stone façade
  • Plaster / Stucco rear finish
  • Ask about adding specialty lighting and water features to your equipment enclosure

Custom Fireplaces

Starting at $9,500

Our Custom Fireplace Package

Is the perfect addition to your backyard paradise.

Available with a wood or gas burning option, a wood box and a pizza oven are popular add-ons. It will fit any event, occasion, or season. An outdoor fireplace is the perfect fit for a relaxing evening with a beverage and a few good friends. Our standard fireplace package includes:

  • 72”x 30”x 96” fireplace with 8” deep raised hearth
  • 30” Firebox opening
  • Refractory brick firebox
  • Your choice of cast stone façade
  • Plaster / Stucco rear finish
  • Guaranteed fun and good times
  • Our Fireplaces can stand alone or ask how you can customize yours with many options

Other Services

Pinnacle offers a variety of outdoor living services.

Pools, Hardscaping and more!

Get in touch with us today to take the first step in building your dream outdoor living space. Our experienced staff can answer any questions you may have about our process, and will include a free estimate.

Available Services

In-Ground Pools

Pinnacle Pool is the leading provider of in-ground vinyl pools in Minnesota.


We do more than swimming pools!  We design and install custom hardscaping environments too.


What’s better than a nice  warm spa on a chilly Minnesota night? We install spas!

Our unique 3D modeling process lets you experience your new pool before it's built

This technology saves you time and money. It also ensures that you’re part of the design process the whole way through – so there are no unwanted surprises in the end!

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We empower homeowners by building their dream outdoor living spaces and pools.