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DIYwithWI | Paving Stones & Retaining Walls | Western Interlock

DIY with WI Seminar Series | 2020

Yes, you CAN do it yourself! We’ll show you how.We’ve developed seminars especially for homeowners and DIYers, that explains the process in language you can understand. This year, we’re also including some new build it in an afternoon project seminars that are sure to inspire you to take your yard from ordinary to extraordinary. Get. . . Read More


Concrete vs Pavers: Which is Better?

Are you considering paving a walkway to your front door, adding a patio in your backyard, or putting in a new driveway? If so, you might be wondering if you should use concrete vs pavers. In this article, we’re going to break down five things to consider regarding both options, and what we recommend for. . . Read More


Plastic Edge Restraint vs Concrete: Which is Better?

Almost all paver projects require an edge restraint to keep the hardscape structurally sound. Without edge restraint, pavers move, shift, and lose their interlock over time. If you’re starting a paver project, you might be wondering which edge restraint which is better: concrete or plastic? In this article, we will share a recommendation, explaining the. . . Read More


What Is Camino Stone?

Camino Stone is available in three sizes. It has a traditional cobble finish and many color choices that give this stone an exciting array of possibilities. It’s the old-world charm, and vivid pattern combinations lend to beautiful project designs, making it our most popular paving stone. Why Camino Stone? When you hear “Camino,” you might. . . Read More


How to Install Pavers

Paving stones create a beautiful atmosphere just about anywhere. They are a stunning, low maintenance alternative to slab patios, concrete walkways, and more. But when you think about starting a hardscape project or trying to install pavers yourself, it can feel intimidating. Before installing pavers, get clear on what hardscape is and what it’s used. . . Read More


How to Remove Tree Roots Under Pavers

Pull out tree root under pavers

When a tree is located near your hardscape, you risk root damage. If you’re experiencing this, it’s likely that the roots have grown through your hardscape’s bedding sand and created raised areas that pose a tripping hazard. In this article, we’ll show you how to fix this problem and remove tree roots from underneath your. . . Read More


Meet Chateau Diviso™

Chateau Diviso™

Chateau Diviso™ is a rough-hewn split face Chateau Wall™ block that can be used as a free-standing garden wall, a low-height retaining wall, as a fire pit, or as a ribbon-striped accent to any Chateau Wall™. In this article, we’re going to introduce you to this paving stone, share what it’s all about, and why. . . Read More


How to Prep & Lay a Base for Pavers

La-Pietra Jamestown

Whether you’re laying a walkway or a driveway, or you’re installing an outdoor kitchen, pavers are the most reliable material available. Believe it or not, properly installed pavers are more structurally sound than concrete, and they can withstand much more weight and wear than blacktop. Pavers (particularly permeable pavers) immediately drain water into the ground. . . Read More


How to Fix a Failed Edge

A failed edge is something that can happen to anyone’s hardscape. Some of the most common causes of a failed edge are; using too much sand in your base-layer, improperly installing edge restraint, or using the wrong edge restraint for the traffic level. In this article, we’ll explain how we fixed this failed edge, and. . . Read More


How to Repair Sinking Patio Pavers

Sunken pavers are quite the tripping hazard and can leave you with large, unsightly puddles of water. Unfortunately, pavers sink from time-to-time, most commonly because of uneven soil drainage. There is hope, however! To fix sunken pavers, follow the six-step process we’ve outlined below. 1. Assess the problem First, when navigating any paving stone repair,. . . Read More


How to Remove and Replace a Paver

If you find yourself in a predicament where you need to replace a paver from the middle of your hardscape, it can feel daunting. As you can imagine, here at Western Interlock we’ve removed and replaced a few pavers. In this article, we will break down every step to get the job done so you. . . Read More