Start Your Project Here in Our Hardscape FAQs

Creating the yard of your dreams takes time, effort, and inspiration. At Brinkmann Construction, we can help you with all three. If you’re not sure where to start—or want to learn more about how we can help bring your vision to life—our hardscape FAQs page is a perfect place to start. Discover everything you need to know about us below, and call us at 262-567-6823 with more questions or for more info.

FAQ #1

What Services Do You Provide?

Brinkmann Construction specializes in hardscape work, such as rough and finish grading, retaining walls, and outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. We can also regrade gravel driveways and excavate small areas for shed or garage pads, among other things.
FAQ #2

Do You Provide Lawn Mowing, Tree Trimming, or Landscape Supply Installation Services?

We do not provide any yard or lawn maintenance, but we do offer and deliver supplies like mulch, landscape stones, and even rental equipment for you. Additionally, we can help you connect with local companies who do specialize in maintenance work if you’re not comfortable doing it on your own—or if you’re unsure which contractor would best suit your specific project.
FAQ #3

Do You Charge for Consultations?

We offer free consultations on hardscaping, grading, or excavation work. However, if you are looking for a bigger project, such as outdoor kitchens and living spaces, there is a possible charge, as we put together a 3D drawing to give you an idea of what the finished project will look like. Pricing on the designs varies depending on the size of the job.
FAQ #4

What Is the Best Time of Year for Hardscaping, Landscaping, and Grading?

For installing supplies such as mulch, compost, or sand, we recommend picking them up or having them delivered in the spring for a full season’s worth of the product. However, for bigger projects like hardscaping and grading, those are best left for the late summer or fall. This is because the Brinkmann team has more availability during that time, and because it lets us avoid the rainy and wet conditions of spring.
FAQ #5

How Long Do Projects Usually Take?

The answer depends on the size and area of your project. For grading things like driveways and yards, work typically takes a day or two. If you’re looking for retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, or outdoor living spaces, construction will take longer due to the bigger project scope.
FAQ #6

Can You Do Outdoor Living Spaces?

Yes! Brinkmann Construction is versatile when it comes to providing hardscape options. We pride ourselves on being able to build a backyard tailored specifically to you and your family. From Chicago Brick Ovens to outdoor fireplaces, there’s no limit to what our hardscaping crew can distribute and utilize. Whether you’re looking for something as simple as a small fireplace or features as big as retaining walls and kitchens, we’ve got you covered.

Have more questions?

Reach out to us online or call 262-567-6823.