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
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
6 Steps on How to Use Polymeric Sand Polymeric Sand is the best choice for filling in your paver joints. There are many advantages to using polymeric sand over other traditional sand, which you may read about here. Though the benefits are great, the installation of polymeric sand requires time and attention to detail. There are specific steps you need to … Continue reading Best Joint Sand for Pavers: How to use Polymeric Sand
Permeable pavers are an excellent way to preserve and protect the environment all while giving your home some attractive curb appeal! The unique design of permeable pavers allows for the proper percolation of surface water into the ground by allowing water to naturally drain into the surface through the voids in the pavers. This promotes the … Continue reading Permeable Paver Patio, Walkway, and Driveway: Permeable Paver Benefits
Brick walkways are a great way to add aesthetic charm and timeless beauty to your home. Now you can create your own distinctive and classic brick walkway or patio with our helpful guide. 10 Steps to help you build your very own brick walkway or patio! Step 1: Plan Determine what kind of brick you would like … Continue reading Brick Walkway|How to Build a Brick Walkway or Patio
Building a patio out of paving stones or "interlocking concrete pavers" can be a beautiful and valuable addition to your home and can offer a durable, low maintenance area for you and your family to enjoy. You may opt to hire a professional mason but with these 10 steps you can install a paver patio all on your own!
Protect Pavers and Other Hardscape & Masonry this Winter! Protect pavers with these 4 simple tips! Keep these in mind this winter to help prevent any damage winter may bring to your pavers, brick, or any other hardscape products . I've also included 3 Tips on how to protect your roof and prevent any water damage from ice dams. … Continue reading Protect Pavers During Winter