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greatinmulchbeds
04-02-2010, 07:11 PM
I have a few walkways coming up and each customer has picked techo blu. Has anyone installed this paver? easy to work with? pros/cons?

DVS Hardscaper
04-02-2010, 07:49 PM
Blu likes for the handler to rub it's belly and tell it what a good lil' paver it is. Other than that it's no different than flagstone or pavers.

All you need is eyes, hands, fingers, a back, a brain, and maybe some muscles.................




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greatinmulchbeds
04-02-2010, 08:47 PM
well i think i got most of those things so i should be good

zedosix
04-03-2010, 12:14 AM
Very nice paver, what size are you using, what application. You definetely want to cover it with woven textile when compacting.

Paver Gangster
04-03-2010, 02:00 AM
Nothing wrong with Blu. I would also show your next client Unilock's Hudson Valley Flagstone and Belgard Lafitt, IMO they both look 50x better.

Techo makes a great antiqued 60mm paver of the highest order but they seem to punch above their weight when trying to produce "natural stone" products, Natura and that awful Muro Naturale being examples.

Unilock and Belgard, and with one or two of their products, CST, seem to have blown Techo Bloc away in this arena.

greatinmulchbeds
04-03-2010, 11:15 AM
zedosix- yeah it looks like a real nice paver thats why i was kind of pushing it recently i wanted to give it a try. I'm using the 60mm and it will be a walkway to the front door and on the other side of the driveway it will be a walkway around to the back. I'm starting it within the next 2 weeks i'll post some pics when its all done.

Paver Gangster- Unilock is not really big around me its techo, ep henry, and capital. I know the Muro Naturale is one sad attempt at a natural stone, the one walkway i'm doing to the front door needs a step and the client wanted the muro, fortunately i talked them out of it and i'm going with a creta or something a little less "bold" that will look good with the blu

zedosix
04-03-2010, 12:26 PM
We installed about 1200sq.ft on a pool job last season, real nice product, be carefull when compacting though. have to put something between compactor and paver. Its almost a slab really considering the size of it!

PatriotLandscape
04-06-2010, 10:21 PM
just started laying a 2400 sqft driveway. very nice block.

zedosix
04-06-2010, 11:45 PM
just started laying a 2400 sqft driveway. very nice block.

80 or 95 mil?

PatriotLandscape
04-07-2010, 10:54 PM
we are using blu 80

PatriotLandscape
04-07-2010, 11:03 PM
here are a couple pics.

PatriotLandscape
04-07-2010, 11:08 PM
one thing to be careful of is scratching the surface. we used the same mesh material out on the driveway to set down the pavers to reduce them.

zedosix
04-07-2010, 11:18 PM
Need arms of steel to lay that stuff!

PatriotLandscape
04-07-2010, 11:37 PM
yeah everyone was complaining and I had a new guy not show up today. guess he couldnt hang.

zedosix
04-07-2010, 11:43 PM
We laid the 60 mil, it wasn't so bad. My guys don't complain too much, lucky me!

PatriotLandscape
04-07-2010, 11:53 PM
its a big change from 6x9's and 6x6's. great change we get tired of the same old stuff.

Paver Gangster
04-10-2010, 02:47 AM
yeah everyone was complaining and I had a new guy not show up today. guess he couldnt hang.

Girly boys.

greatinmulchbeds
04-10-2010, 03:45 PM
driveway looks great patriot and thanks for the heads up about it scratching so easy, good thing i'm using the 60mm so i dont lose any employees :laugh:

PatriotLandscape
04-10-2010, 10:00 PM
he showed up the next day. Everyone gave him ****.

we should be done Monday I'll try to post some pics.