Techo-Bloc Premium Paving Stones & Walls: 2017 Techo-Bloc Contractor Showcase Massachusetts

Techo Bloc 2017 Contractor Showcase Massachusetts

Don't forget to sign up for the 2017 Techo-Bloc Contractor Showcase! The seminar will be led by Pete “Paver Pete” Baloglou, director of sales, education and information at Techo-Bloc, and will cover everything from new products, installation methods, and best practices. Plus you will have the chance to network and strategize with colleagues, vendors, and suppliers. Massachusetts … Continue reading Techo-Bloc Premium Paving Stones & Walls: 2017 Techo-Bloc Contractor Showcase Massachusetts

Garden Paths & Walkways: Easy Garden Path Ideas

Happy Earth Day! What better way is there to enjoy mother nature than by strolling through a beautiful garden path? A well designed garden path can create an inviting atmosphere for you and your guests, plus it can enhance the functionality of your garden. There are numerous ways you can create a alluring and fun garden path, you just … Continue reading Garden Paths & Walkways: Easy Garden Path Ideas

Porcelain Paver Patio: Using Porcelain Outdoors

Porcelain Pavers Versatile. Durable. Stunning. With a new year comes positive change and new trends! With that said one outdoor trend that is gaining traction is the use of porcelain pavers or "slabs" for patios, pool decks, walkways, and driveways. If you don't already know, patios are becoming increasingly popular and it's very easy to see … Continue reading Porcelain Paver Patio: Using Porcelain Outdoors

Mr. Magic Ice Melt: Ice Melt Safe For Pavers & Stone|Mr. Magic Premium Ice Melt

Mr.Magic Premium Ice Melt

Mr. Magic Premium Ice Melt  Our #1 Recommendation for Protecting your Hardscape and Masonry During the Winter Season. Your hardscape project is a big investment so it is important to protect it all year round. Failure to do so during the winter season can result in some serious problems. For example, Water can freeze leaving an ice cover on … Continue reading Mr. Magic Ice Melt: Ice Melt Safe For Pavers & Stone|Mr. Magic Premium Ice Melt

Easy to assemble fire pits: Pre-Made Outdoor Fire Pits

Nothing brings people together like a nice campfire... So why not gather around, roast some marshmallows, and create lasting memories with an easy to assemble Pre-Made Outdoor Fire Pit? An outdoor fire pit can transform your backyard  into the family’s favorite gathering spot and become the place where memories are made. Outdoor fire features have become the hottest growing trend in … Continue reading Easy to assemble fire pits: Pre-Made Outdoor Fire Pits

The Best Sealer for Pavers, Brick, Stone, and Concrete : Breathable Siloxane Silane Sealers

Siloxane based masonry and brick sealers that are breathable and penetrate into the substrate have many advantages over other surface sealers comprised of acrylics, silicone and epoxies. Advantages of Sealers: A breathable sealer will help protect masonry and hardscape in many ways such as, Resist cracking Resist spalling Reduce staining Protects against UV damage Prevents efflorescence … Continue reading The Best Sealer for Pavers, Brick, Stone, and Concrete : Breathable Siloxane Silane Sealers

Leaf Stains on Pavers: How to Prepare Pavers for the Fall and Prevent Leaf Stains

Treat and Prevent Unsightly Leaf Stains on Your Paving Stones this Fall! As you may have noticed during autumn, once the leaves start falling they can leave behind leaf stains on concrete sidewalks. This staining can happen to your pavers too. Protect your hard earned investment and prevent those unsightly stains by sealing your paver patio, … Continue reading Leaf Stains on Pavers: How to Prepare Pavers for the Fall and Prevent Leaf Stains

What Causes Efflorescence and How to Remove it: Efflorescence Causes, Removal, and Prevention

What is efflorescence? Efflorescence is a crystalline deposit of salts (carbonates, sulfates, chlorides) that may appear as a chalky or white haze on surfaces of masonry, stucco or concrete. The efflorescence  you are observing in your pavers is Calcium Carbonate, a by-product resulting from an interaction between the cement used to manufacture the paving stone and the … Continue reading What Causes Efflorescence and How to Remove it: Efflorescence Causes, Removal, and Prevention