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How to Correctly Open & Save a Caulk Tube

Imagine you have a tube of caulking. You only need to use a little bit but you don’t know how to save the rest of the tube from drying out. Many hardscape DIYers have come across this issue. In this DIY with WI tutorial, we will show you our four-step system to saving that tube. . . Read More


What Is Hardscape?

The two main elements that make up an outdoor living space are hardscape and softscape. Hardscape is the hard, non-living objects in your yard, such as concrete, pavers, and stone.  If you’re reading this, it’s likely because you’re considering installing or repairing hardscape on your property. We wrote this article to help you understand more. . . Read More


What Are Non-Stock Pavers?

Every paving stone is unique. If you came to Rickreall, OR, and looked through pallets of pavers in our yard, you wouldn’t find two that look exactly the same. In part, that’s what makes Western Interlock paving stones different from many mass-produced pavers you’ll find at Home Depot or Lowe’s.  Not only are our pavers. . . Read More


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


How to Tie a String to a Stake

Did you know that there’s a right (and wrong) way to tie a string to a stake? If you’re tacking any hardscape project, you’ll save yourself time and frustration by knowing how to do it properly.  This tutorial on how to tie a string to a stake is part of a series called DIY with. . . Read More


How to Design a Paving Stone Border

Paving stone borders tie your hardscape together while also making your project feel elegant and complete. That’s why, in this article, we’re going to teach you how to design a paving stone border.  Before you dive in, there are a few basic hardscape terms we’ll use in the article that are helpful to know. Border:. . . Read More


What Is Alpine Stone™?

If you’re new to hardscaping, you’re probably unfamiliar with Alpine Stone™, let alone any of our pavers. That’s why each month, we break down what each of our products is and how you can use it in your hardscape.  Other product highlights we’ve published include La Lastra™, Murata™, Rotundo Circular Patio, Chateau Wall™, Granite, and. . . Read More


Geotextile vs. Geogrid: What’s the Difference?

Geogrid Overlapping

Geotextile and geogrid are both soil reinforcement and drainage materials for hardscape. If you’re a hardscape DIYer, you’ll likely need to use one of these materials at some point but, how do you know which to use? In this article, we explain what geotextile and geogrid are and when and how to use them. What. . . Read More


How to Set Grade for Hardscape

beautiful hardscape grade

Chances are your landscape is not level. It’s also likely that you didn’t think anything of it until you began a hardscape project.  However, there’s nothing worse than finishing your project to find out water runoff drains toward your house instead of away from it. In this article, we’ll share a few simple steps to. . . Read More


How to Match Hardscape with Modern Architecture

Modern Hardscape

The latest trend in decorative hardscapes is a shift away from the tumbled stone and broken rock toward a sleek, modern look. Urban areas are growing and, as a result, many people are interested in more modern stone families such as LaLastra, Murata, Villa Stone, our standard surface pavers, and Turf Stone to complement their. . . Read More