My first Techo Bloc project

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Woodland, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Woodland

    Woodland LawnSite Member
    from Maine
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    I just finished up my first paver project using Techo Matthis slabs with Pietra edgers. Turned out real well. I was generally happy with the product, especially the edgers but it did seem as though there was quite a bit of salt residue on the pavers, more so than with Belgard. Anyone else notice this, or was it just because of the size of the pavers (16x16)?
     
  2. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
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    post some pics
     
  3. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
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    nothing to back this up but I think it has to do with being an extremely dense product. they just pack more into a brick so more has to leach out.
     
  4. Woodland

    Woodland LawnSite Member
    from Maine
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    Most sealer mfg. recommend waiting 60 - 90 days before cleaning and sealing pavers. Should I wait longer with Techo to allow more salts to surface?

    I'll post some pics this evening.
     
  5. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Techo bloc is warrentied for life even if you use salt for deicing, at my Techo seminar this spring I went to they said sealing is not neccessary. If you ever have any questions about their product save the pallet info sheet for each pallet used, that way they know the who what when and where about what product of theirs your talking about.
     
  6. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Woodland, why would you want to seal the paving stones. You are creating maintenance for a non-maintenance product. Other than reapplying sand or polymeric sand every few years, your installation should need nothing more from you.

    Kirk
     
  7. Woodland

    Woodland LawnSite Member
    from Maine
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    I am use to using Belgard products and some generics made by my local distributor where sealing is often recommended as a way to prevent staining and such. Plus, it is a good add on service if its necessary. As this is my first experience with Techo, it is beginning to sound like this is a better product than many of the others available. If sealing isn't necessary and I wont gain anything from it, then it sounds like that might be a selling point to use with my customers.
     
  8. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Since I deice and plow snow in winter it is a major reason I push Techo.
     
  9. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Kevin, for added sales, sealing is a great thing along with a cleaning, but it just isn't necessary, unless your client likes that shiny look. When using a polymeric sand, sealing is just an extra.

    Kirk
     
  10. Woodland

    Woodland LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 207

    Here are the pics I promised...Please don't mind the red mulch, not my choice. On the second picture, the deck is being redone and there will be a set of stairs that will lead down to that landing, as well as a ramp on the backside of the deck that will rest on the walk just around the corner.

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