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Precast Concrete Walls and Hardscaping

When planning the look of your home, residential community or other development, it’s important to consider all aspects of the landscaping. Hardscaping and softscaping are not only equally important elements to your development’s curb appeal, there are also many factors to consider when designing your layout. Here, the experts at Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls explain the differences between hardscaping and softscaping, the pros and cons of each, and how our precast concrete will fit into the mix beautifully. Take a look:

What is Hardscaping?

Hardscaping involves the elements of landscaping that include “hard” materials, like concrete, marble, granite, wood, stone, and other paved or built structures. The opposite of hardscaping is softscaping, which is the vegetation, greenery and horticulture surrounding a dwelling. Before softscaping can be completed, the paving of driveways and sidewalks, the building of retaining and privacy walls, stairs, or other “brick and mortar” elements to the outer facade of a home must first be established. These elements are fundamental to the structure of the exterior design as well as the surrounding yard and property. 

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Pros/Cons of Hardscaping

While hardscaping can be more costly than its softscaping counterpart, it is just as necessary, if not more so, when planning your residential community. Hardscaping will give substantial structure to your entire exterior landscape. It’s important to choose materials that will be weather-resistant and have the ability to retain and drain water as needed. Choosing materials that will not rot or mildew, that can withstand strong winds, heavy rains or deep levels of snow, depending on your region. Here in Florida, we ensure that all hardscape materials can withstand hurricane-strength winds and heavy rain, along with harsh heat and sunlight. 

Why Add Precast Concrete?

Using precast concrete to create the hardscape aspects of your landscaping is a smart, innovative way to reduce costs while creating an eye-catching exterior. Precast concrete can be molded to match any design and color, plus creating it in-house reduces waste, saves time and results in a more cost-effective product that fits your plan the first time. It can also be customized to complement any horticultural softscape designs, giving your overall look a continuity your residents will appreciate.


As you plan the landscape of your next residential project, keep Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls in mind. Hardscaping has never been easier than with a professional precast concrete company that understands the need for quality craftsmanship and beautiful aesthetics. Durable, long-lasting and affordable, Permacast Precast Concrete is the best choice for all of the hardscaping aspects of your next residential community project.