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Thoughts on Rinox

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by McLandscaing, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. McLandscaing

    McLandscaing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I was just wandering if any one has used rinox. I'm looking @ a project with allot of block work involved with it. My thought here is 13.00 sq ft for rinox or 17 for techo thats a big difference in material cost for this project. I was just wondering if anyone uses the stuff? Pros & Cons???

  2. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 681

    i have never used rinox and don't think i ever would. i have only heard bad things about it. the quality is not as good and the strength is not as high is what i have been told. $17/sf for techo seems high? our price down here is $13.56/sf for the high end wall and $12.15/sf for the low end wall. i would shop around, techo is manufactured in pa. so why would you pay more than us in south jersey?
  3. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,406

    I used Rinox once on a job because of a promotional deal with Shemin. I did not like the finish, fit or quality and have no intention of using it again.

    If you are looking for a bargain block, check out EP Henry's Imperial line or Versa-Lok. If you want the high end along with the quality, stick with the Techo-Bloc.

  4. Paveit

    Paveit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Ditch the thoughts of Rinox and search for a better supplier. $17 a s/f for Techo!? wow.....
  5. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    I've never used Rinox, but was told this winter that the owner's of Techo and Rinox are brothers, and most of the Techo products you see were originally developed by Rinox.

    of course, this was from the Rinox rep whose father owns the company. He claims they have the same mnfg process and strength characteristics as Techo.

    Again, this is just what I've been told.
  6. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 681

    i was also told that rinox and techo where family related.
  7. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,406

    Partially correct as to the family relation. Rinox is the brother-in-law of the owner of Techo, that was formerly employed by Techo. They are not related as to the companies though, and even if the products look similar, they are no where near close. The products were developed by Techo as well as the machines and manufacturing process. Rinox is a less expensive knock off product that may suit bargain hunters and folks that think saving a few dollars on product will make a difference.

  8. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    We have used Rinox and found that the quality was on par with techo.

    Rinox here is expensive but the colors and selection are better than techo.

    I would not call it a cheap knock-off.
  9. Sanlorenzo

    Sanlorenzo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Kirk, you are the only one who got it right.

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