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Found metal in Techo's Precious Stone

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,601

    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?


    paver with wire.jpg

    techo with wire 2.jpg
  2. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    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.
  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,616

    Boy that would hurt a barefoot client.
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  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,601

    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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  5. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 581

    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
  6. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    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.
  7. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Seen that before, but not sure if it was techo or unilock.
  8. JoeyDipetro

    JoeyDipetro LawnSite Member
    from CA
    Messages: 117

    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:
  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,601

    I'm thinking the metal may have come off of the mold?

    I almost didn't catch it.

  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    your lucky the palm of your hand didn't chatch it......

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