Paver patio

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by VAresident, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. VAresident

    VAresident LawnSite Member
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    Hello, We are planning a patio in our backyard our contractor is recommending Grinnell patio. We live in Northern Virginia any recommendation about the product quality.
     
  2. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you trust your contractor? Have you had the opportunity to see the product?
     
  3. VAresident

    VAresident LawnSite Member
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    We like our contractor and his quote is reasonable. Being new to the patio world I did not know what to look for in terms of quality of pavers. Other contractor recommended Rinox. We like the pattern and style of Gernnell.
     
  4. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've never used Grinnell- not because of quality or anything, just that I found EP Henry and Techo-Bloc right off the bat and have been happy enough with them I stopped looking around. Hopefully some guys who use Grinnell will weigh in here, but regardless please make sure you're also having this conversation with your contractor. Every project is a combination of aesthetics, site conditions, and budget, and only the folks involved have all that info. Good luck with the project, I hope it turns out great!
     
  5. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    I'd check out what kind of warranty grinnell offers. I don't consider them to be one of the higher quality pavers around from what I've seen. Usually using a higher quality paver will result in a small increase in cost but a greater peace of mind.
     
  6. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    As far as quality goes - on brands that are available nationally - I like the quality of Pavestone. Their new "Venetian Stone" paver line is just awesome! This kind of paver is the new trend in pavers. Each one has it's own custom pattern. Very nice. We just did a 2500 sq. ft. paver patio using these pavers. It's by far the nicest paver job we've ever done. Check into them and click on all the photos at the bottom of this page;

    http://www.pavestone.com/content/view/234/739/

    Otherwise, Belgard is probably an even nicer paver. They make top of the line stuff.

    http://www.belgard.biz/
     
  7. VAresident

    VAresident LawnSite Member
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    thanks for all the info. we are going to stop by the dealer over the weekend. I like the Venetian stone.
     
  8. viet_jon

    viet_jon LawnSite Member
    from ontario
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    really?


    I thought the quality has gone bad recently.
     
  9. Top Dog Pavers

    Top Dog Pavers LawnSite Member
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    Ive installed a couple of grinell pavers....good product, maybe not as nice as techo-bloc & Def. not as good as rinox
     
  10. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    Which one? PaveStone or Belgard?
     

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