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How to Use Monaco Coping

Monaco Coping, our bullnose pool coping, is more of a generalist than a specialist—and can be used for much more than swimming pools, ponds, or spas. In this article, it’s our goal to present a few unique ways to use Monaco Coping to give a smooth finish to your next hardscape project. Pool coping is. . . Read More


How to Add a Paver Border to Your Hardscape

There are two excellent reasons to add a paver border to your hardscape: enhance the design and tie in your fieldstones. If you’re looking to accomplish either of these goals, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll break down these two purposes, discuss design options, and show you how to do it.. . . Read More


How to Lay a Curved Paving Stone Walkway

Curved walkway

If you’re looking to lay a curved paving stone walkway on your property, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re going to show you the exact steps to take so you can do-it-yourself as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. In this specific tutorial, we’re going to be laying a walkway with a. . . Read More


How to Lay a Square Paver Patio

Square Patio Featured

One of the most common hardscapes is the square or rectangular patio—and for a good reason! A square patio is one of the more straightforward paver projects to install. They create a stunning look for any area. In this tutorial, you will learn how to lay a perfect square patio. First, you’ll need a few. . . 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