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Mega Arbel or Portage

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by s1301950, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. s1301950

    s1301950 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Hey guys, got really torn between these two. We're doing a narrow (2 ft) winding pathway inside a flower bed with a round sitting area in the middle (about 8ft in diameter). We find that arbel got a bit more small parts in the pattern while portage is large slab all through. Also the mega arbel is twice as thick as the portage. Not sure if it's worth it in a flower bed, which doesn't take as much weight as the driveway. But in terms of look, which one would look better in this project?
  2. Paver Gangster

    Paver Gangster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    I'd go Portage if its just a flower bed. The Mega Arbel would look better in a patio setting. But, you cant go wrong with either.
  3. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    Is the pathway a solid path or like stepping stones?

    PSUTURFGEEK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    Take a look at Techo's new Flagstone it looks awesome.
  5. Paver Gangster

    Paver Gangster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    Are you referring to Blu?
  6. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    This is Blu, its not like flagstone in any way at all.

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  7. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    Correct, Techo doesn't have a Arbel-like product. Go for portage if the stones are seperate, do Arbel if its a running pathway.
  8. cbrewbaker

    cbrewbaker LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 8

    Here's a picture of the new Flagstone from Techo-Bloc. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Last edited: Jul 25, 2009
  9. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    Haven't seen it in their 09 cataloque, any more pics of it in separate pieces. What is the nomnal thickness, what colors does it come in? How expensive is it.
  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    This isn't the Mega Arbel, but here we just did a small job using the regular Arbel.



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