Benefits of Concrete Versus Asphalt Driveways

When deciding on paving a driveway, there are several materials to choose from. Each option comes with its own unique characteristics and offerings. In this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of paving concrete versus asphalt driveways in Ontario. Concrete Driveway Benefits in Ontario Concrete driveways are known for its durability, longevity and versatility. If installed properly and ... Read More

How Much Do Concrete Driveways Cost in Ontario

Many homes in Ontario use concrete for their driveway, front entrance, backyard patio or pool deck because this landscaping material is durable, stable and low maintenance. As an example of its durability, concrete driveways can last for over 20 years, unlike asphalt driveways which only lasts a maximum of 8 years. There is also the added advantage that weeds will not grow ... Read More

Landscaping — Why It’s Important for Your Home

Landscaping (no matter where you live and where we serve – Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, and Milton) is important for a number of reasons that include: Bringing vigor and energy to the space Increasing value to your home Less yard work Landscaping Improves Curb Appeal For some people, curb appeal landscaping is a good way to help get your home sold ... Read More

Pros & Cons of Concrete Driveways and Walkways

Concrete, one of the most popular choices for commercial and residential landscaping rise to the top amongst other materials because of its advantages. However, since nothing is perfect, concrete also has its disadvantages. In this article, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of installing concrete driveway & walkway for your home or commercial property. Concrete Driveway & Walkway Advantages Cost … Read More

The Making of a Concrete Backyard Patio

At Markstone Landscaping, we try our best to provide as much knowledge to our customers as possible so they can make informed decisions. As such, we have created a time-lapse video of the making of a concrete backyard patio in Brampton. In this video, our crew poured concrete over rebar. An 8-inch border along with broom finish was applied for … Read More

What You Should Know About Concrete and Concrete Installation

Concrete is a good material to choose for driveways, walkways, front entrances and backyard patios in the GTA. Contrary to what some homeowners may think, concrete is a durable and low-maintenance option that works great even in colder climates like Ontario, provided the concrete contractor follows proper steps and practices during its installation. Here are the five main things that … Read More

Step by Step Illustration of Concrete Installation in Milton, Ontario

The photographs below are visual explanations of concrete installation of a driveway, side walkway and backyard patio for a customer in Milton, Ontario. Each step is performed by a crew who specializes in different steps of the construction. Looking to install a new driveway, front entrance, patio or walkway? Find out average price of concrete installation in Ontario and the … Read More

Making Your Landscape Stand-Out with Coloured Concrete

Concrete in its purist form is the grayish tone that you find on every side walk. Unless that is the color you are fond of, there is an extensive palette to choose from. Have your landscape harmonize with the surroundings and choose an earth-tone shade or make it stand out by choosing vibrant colors. Whatever you choose, coloured concrete makes … Read More

5 Simple Maintenance Tips for Your Concrete Driveways and Patios


Homeowners who have invested in a concrete driveway, patio, walkway are looking to increase the value of their home while reducing the costs of maintenance. While concrete is considered to be more affordable than other landscaping materials, it is also a near zero maintenance product which is a main consideration when getting concrete work done. Maintaining concrete can extend the service … Read More

How to Properly Install Concrete Driveways and Walkways


At Markstone Landscaping, we are going to show you how installing concrete driveway, patio or walkway is essentially the same process. By helping you understand the process and become better informed (e.g. transparency), you can be more comfortable in hiring us or referring us to your friends and family. The process in pouring concrete for a driveway is the same … Read More