Hard-Working Products

Updated Feb 19, 2013

The newest hardscaping materials and equipment for landscapers

By Jennifer M. Holloway

Collection features economical style

Belgard Hardscapes’ Lafitt patio slab collection of concrete interlocking pavers gives the look of natural stone with a slate-like texture. Pavers have a thinner profile than the Mega Lafitt paver line to allow for greater overlay opportunities and more economical usage. They are available in several colors and laying patterns.



Decorative borders

The Lil’ Bubba landscape curb machine is designed to install attractive concrete borders around flowerbeds, driveways, walkways and other features. Self-propelled with a four-horsepower Honda engine, the machine forms borders up to 8 inches by 12 inches and can also produce 24-inch concrete garden pathways. Accessories are available to make borders look like stone, brick or wood.



Enjoy wood-fired pizza

The Mezzo pizza oven from Stone Age Manufacturing provides 810 square inches of cooking area, an arched-roof design and enough thermal mass for optimum cooking performance. Constructed of reinforced refractory concrete, the Mezzo is easy to assemble and complements the company’s cabinet component system kitchen islands.



Light up curbing

Tygar Manufacturing offers a system for installing accent lighting directly into landscape curbing. Using Tygar’s special molds and lighting apparatus, professionals can install lighting to project over landscapes without using exposed lines or additional fixtures.



Stabilize, seal

Dimex and TechniSoil North America introduce NanoPave joint stabilizer and sealer for sealing sanded joints of interlocking concrete pavers and larger joints — up to 3 inches — for natural, flagstone applications. Nano-polymer technology inhibits weed growth and ants, resists water degradation and freeze-thaw damage and withstands temperature extremes.



Supports tough foot traffic

Pave Tech’s new polymeric joint sand stabilizer, PolyLock, uses specialized polymers to create a hard surface to support the heaviest foot traffic. PolyLock also aids in the prevention of weeds, ants and sand loss.



Save installation time

Stone-Edg paver restraint from Oly-Ola Edging measures 1-inch high by 2 ¼-inches wide with a wall thickness of 3/16-inch. The ‘L’-shaped edge restraint installs flush against stone in straight and radius installations using a variety of architectural stones. Stone-Edg doesn’t need to be buried, and the ground doesn’t need to be scored, saving installation time for contractors.



Multi-purpose slabs

Techo-Bloc’s Aberdeen slabs can be used in patios (random, linear, diamond shaped), foot paths (linear only), giant steppers, wall caps for seating, retaining walls and as caps for steps (when combined in footpath or multi-level patios). They are available in rock garden brown, azzurro and olive.



Cut through stone

Dtec, a product division of Affinity Tool Works, added a line of diamond blades to its Contractor Series. Able to cut a variety of materials like brick block, concrete and stone, the blades consist of multiple 10-millimeter high segmented sections for increased durability. The blade design also prevents excessive heat build-up and exposes more cutting surface to extend blade life.



No fading

StormPave from Pine Hall Brick is an English Edge-style permeable paver for institutional and commercial projects where impervious surface restrictions apply. The clay brick paver doesn’t fade. When used in a permeable pavers system, StormPave aids in reducing stormwater runoff.







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