At Earth First we specialize in rockeries and other types of
stone landscaping features, such as customized stone staircases.
A uniquely designed rock staircase with complementary
landscaping can transform and enhance the features of any home
or business. Rock features such as these require the appropriate
skills, experience, and equipment needed to achieve a beautiful
and lasting result. We specialize in the artistry of stone, our
years of experience have taught us that there is a big
difference between just creating stone stairs and creating a
staircase that is a "masterpiece".
Rock Stair Treads
The use of stone treads can take the place of concrete steps and
help bring your patio ideas to life. Rock stairs built with
landscaping stones can be the focal point of a well executed
landscape plan, or a contribution to the overall development.
The final result must be an outstanding work of art, that is
your goal, and it is what we strive for.
Any slope in your landscape design can become a wonderful garden
staircase by using natural stones. Garden stairs are almost
always informal in design which makes rock placement critical.
While you don't need to follow exact measurements for each
stone, each stone must be placed with an eye on the overall
design. This can lead to much more complexity than building
traditional stairs. The slight difference in each stone step
make the rock stairs appear more like a natural landscaping
feature. Usually you don't want to end up with something that
looks like a man-made design. That is why it is so important to
hire someone with years of experience such as Earth First for
placing your rocks for your stair case.
When building we can use a single slab for each step, or fit
smaller rocks together with a nice tight fit. One of the
challenges is using various rock sizes when building the
steps, but this is what makes the rock staircase so dramatically
beautiful. The rocks we choose must have a good, flat side with
a substantial surface area to make a safe step because safety
and longevity of your staircase is of utmost importance to
Rock Stairs - Our Valuable Experience
We have many years of excavating experience under challenging
work conditions in the Snohomish area. Our excavator has unique
features that allow us to negotiate tight spaces without damage
to adjacent structures or stonework. The excavator’s full-
rotational grapple allows us to move and place stones with
precision and without unsightly scraping of rock surfaces. The
rubber tracks on our excavator eliminate damage to driveways or
other ground surfaces, which may be caused by the steel tracks
of other equipment.
We also have a small wheel loader that we use for moving
material back and forth from the truck. Our truck is has a full
demo rock box on it with a 17 ton payload (most trucks have only
15.5 to 16 ton capacity). This increases our efficiency and
results in less cost for you.
Call Earth First Today
Our primary goal in rockery design and rock staircase
construction is a final product that pleases our customer in
every detail. Your satisfaction means a job well-done, so call
us today at (425) 353-4198 to get started on your project!