Hardscaping and Retaining Walls

Your Local, Full-Service Hardscape Design & Installation Service Based in Brighton, MI

Your home is your castle, and no castle is complete without a solid set of walls.

Against the Elements makes such walls and other structures available to home and business owners across Livingston County. Between retaining wall installation, patio construction, and other hardscape services, we give your family or employees a sturdy foundation for outdoor activities.

Put Our Experience to Work for You!

As a hardscape contractor with more than 15 years of experience, Against the Elements understands the importance of consistency in wall and path construction. We perform the entire range of hardscape services, beginning with the design phase and not ending until all structures in your yard are complete. This allows us to ensure that every achievable element of the initial design makes it into the final product, and that any changes we need to make do not interfere with the overall effect.

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In addition to ensuring consistency between hardscape design and implementation, we also link the hardscape with the rest of your landscaping. We make sure that any plants you have on the property complement the walls and paths, adding color and distinction without blocking you from using them. The better all elements are tied together, the more beautiful, functional, and durable the final product will be.

We work with locally manufactured products such as Unilock, Fendt, Rosetta, Redi Rock, and The Oaks. We also use natural materials such as flagstone, boulders, ledgerock, and limestone.

See Examples of Our Work

Outdoor Living — Enhance Your Property with a Flagstone Patio & Fire Pit

Our hardscape services are not limited to walls and paths, and neither should your yard. A patio gives you, your family, and your guests a sturdy area to sit and enjoy the yard’s beauty. It is indispensable for any yard worth looking at. Likewise, a fire pit offers a focal point to sit around and converse, and the heat it provides is no small matter during Brighton’s cold winters.

Brick Paver Installation

As an experienced brick paver company, we have access to a myriad of hardscape options, as well as the expertise to arrange them in unique and intriguing patterns. Our team is trained to construct beautiful brick walkways and driveways which will remain intact no matter how severe the weather gets. By fitting each brick carefully together and rooting them solidly in place, we minimize both safety issues and the work you will have to do maintaining them.

Retaining Wall Installation

Of all the walls you can install in your yard, retaining walls are among the most important, as they hold soil in place and protect it from erosion. Against the Elements is committed to installing walls that will perform these functions reliably for years. We take your budget, aesthetic preferences, and soil characteristics into account, optimizing the walls for all these factors.


Quality hardscapes add beauty, longevity, and function to your yard. For more information or to get started installing them, contact Against the Elements today!