Five Water Feature Options for Your Backyard

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It’s an exciting thing as a homeowner to begin landscaping your backyard. Landscaping is like a blank canvas – the possibilities are endless. You can cultivate a massive vegetable garden with twenty different species of tomato; or you can pave over the whole area and build a basketball court. But one thing is certain: water… Read more »

Hardscaping Design Ideas for Your Yard

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Ahh, hardscaping. The more obstinate and frustrating brother to landscaping. Many new homeowners get excited about the prospect of planting flowers and vegetable gardens in their new backyard, but they falter at the thought of building a patio, a Cast stone pathway, or a garden wall. But even if you decide to keep your yard… Read more »

Cast Stone Landscape Design Tips

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So you’re ready to landscape your garden! And of course, like any discriminating homeowner, you want to use the highest quality materials you can find. Thus, you’re certainly leaning toward Kerckhoffstone Cast stone to beautify your backyard. But although Cast stone is a beautiful material, there are just so many options when it comes to… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Materials for Your Patio

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Whether you’ve decided to tackle a DIY project by installing your own patio or you’ve hired a contractor or landscape designer to do it for you, you’re going to have to select the materials you prefer. There are many choices to consider. Between Cast stone pavers, concrete, gravel, and even wooden decking, it can be… Read more »

5 Helpful Hardscape Planning Tips

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Add a wow factor to your landscaping project by adding hardscaping components to complement and enhance living elements.

In case you haven’t heard the term before, hardscaping is any part of your outdoor landscaping that is manmade, including items made from Cast stone, brick, concrete, metal, or wood. This is as opposed to living plantscape, which generally consists of the flora in your yard. A modern outdoor design project will incorporate both hard… Read more »

How to Pick the Perfect Pool for Your House

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Here at DC Kerckhoff Company we have been a leader in the manufacture of cast stone concrete products since 1972. We provide the highest quality stone for everything from pool copings, planters, and balustrades all the way to grand columns, hardscapes, and pavers. In this article we are going to talk about some of the… Read more »

Do You Want Something More Than a Smooth Finish For Your Stone?

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While smooth stone is certainly the standard for architectural concrete, many people don’t realize the wide array of textured options available to them. At D.C. Kerckhoff, we offer outstanding products for our commercial clientele, helping them build beautiful hotels, residences, and more. Our trademarked Stone Cast™ products are exceptionally high quality, durable, and aesthetic. We… Read more »

5 Reasons to Choose Custom Concrete Casting Over Stock Pieces

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Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world. As Jay Merrick explained in his Independent piece on the subject: “[concrete is] usually the most banal of building materials…But when [it] is used by brilliant architects and engineers, the results are riveting. Even today, the world’s first iconic concrete structure…the Pantheon in Rome…seems… Read more »

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