133 Leominster-Shirley Road
Lunenburg, MA 01462
Whether your home is humble or grand, traditional or contemporary, Techo-Bloc has literally dozens of styles and colors to choose from. From English Garden to Mediterranean to Rustic Flagstone and Slabs, Techo-Bloc is a high-end stone to satisfy all tastes.
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Options include slabs ideal for garden walkways and poolside patios, as well as pavers, which can be used for driveways, patios, a variety of classic applications.
Techo-Bloc pavers are engineered to handle the freeze/thaw that occurs in changing climates. As long as they are properly installed, the stones will remain adaptable, even, and stable for years to come. The joints between the pavers create flexibility, which avoids cracking, while still allowing subtle movement. Techo-Bloc pavers are nearly 3 times stronger than poured concrete, having a minimum compressive strength of 8,000 psi and a maximum of 5% water absorption.
Techo-Bloc recommends using polymeric sand in the joints of your pavers to inhibit the growth of weeds and grass. There is little that can be done in damp, shaded areas to prevent moss from continuously growing. However, you can try using 10 parts water to 1 part chlorine bleach to remove the moss. To resolve the problem permanently, consider professional advice to correct the moisture that encourages the growth of moss.
The major differences between slabs and pavers lie in their design and application possibilities. Pavers are designed with interlocking qualities and are structurally suitable for surfaces exposed to vehicular traffic. Slabs, on the other hand, do not possess interlocking qualities and are essentially tiles used for surfaces exposed to pedestrian traffic only, such as a walkway, patio or poolside. Slabs and pavers can also be combined to create interesting visual effects with banding and mosaics.
Absolutely. For residential driveways, be sure that you use a minimum 8” compacted base material. Please consult our Techo-Spec guide for more detailed information or the ICPI installation guide.
At Powell Stone and Gravel, we work hard to provide our customers with premium materials, fair prices, and expert know-how. Our selection of top-name manufactured stone like Techo Bloc, combined with our DIY seminars, makes us an ideal location to find your hardscaping supplies. Whether you’re rebuilding a walkway, adding some stone accents to the fireplace, or fixing up your patio, we have everything you need to get the job done the right way. We work with homeowners, builders, and commercial enterprises to provide materials for projects of every size. Come visit one of our two Massachusetts Locations or our new Brookline, NH location today or give us a call and get started right away.