View Full Version : Found metal in Techo's Precious Stone

DVS Hardscaper
07-03-2011, 01:28 PM
We use the Parisien a good bit.

Seems it has some quality issus here for the last year.

Chiped corners. Cracked pavers here and there.

And last week I found a paver with metal in it!

Any other of you super duper luper paver fools finding quality issues?


07-03-2011, 01:31 PM
Haha, I dont think Ive ever made it through a full pallet of Allan Block with out finding trash or metal sticking out of at least one block.

07-03-2011, 04:40 PM
Boy that would hurt a barefoot client.
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DVS Hardscaper
07-03-2011, 05:58 PM
Boy that would hurt a barefoot client.
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My initials thoughts too.

I'm looking in the ICPI handbook on what to do about this. My book from 2001 says to soak it in WD40 and cut the wire with a torch. But my book from 2010 says to coat it in hydraulic fluid and cut it with a die grinder with 75 psi air pressure. But Paver Pete says to take the paver, soak it in Milwaukee's Best Light and reinstall upside down???

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SDLandscapes VT
07-03-2011, 06:18 PM
techo is very good about standing behind their products--I would replace with a different paver and return the defective one to the dealer and plead your case--my guess is they will make it right to you.

we installed some rocka steps two years ago that faded badly--techo rep and dealer came to the jobsite checked things over and then comped us wet look sealer and time to get the look to match.

techo will stand by their stuff

07-03-2011, 08:34 PM
give it to your wife, its a precious stone with precious metal attached.

good size rock too. should keep you on the good list for at least a year.

07-04-2011, 10:28 PM
Seen that before, but not sure if it was techo or unilock.

07-04-2011, 11:33 PM
Ouch! I'd like to hear an explanation for that. I'm surprised that that made it past their puffery of the "very strictest standards.":confused:

DVS Hardscaper
07-05-2011, 07:44 AM
I'm thinking the metal may have come off of the mold?

I almost didn't catch it.


07-05-2011, 11:42 AM
your lucky the palm of your hand didn't chatch it......

07-05-2011, 06:17 PM
the first thing i thought of when i look at it is it's a piece of welding wire from a mig ether way that sucker would hurt!