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Forever home gets a forever patio

Forever home gets a forever patio

The owners call this 1933 classic in Concord, Massachusetts their “forever home.” So landscape designer Dan Gladu of Roots & Rocks Landscape Artisans designed the outdoor living space with our Rumbled Full Range brick pavers to stand the test of time and...

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Aesthetic paving – brick gives designs a competitive edge

Aesthetic paving – brick gives designs a competitive edge

Aesthetic paving for public, institutional and corporate applications is achievable with clay brick pavers. The segmental nature of pavers and their broad range of colors and styles give landscape designers and paving contractors lots a latitude to create affordable,...

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Pine Hall Brick pavers part of downtown revival

Pine Hall Brick pavers part of downtown revival

If you look hard enough at Center Street in downtown Goldsboro, NC, you can see the past and the future at the same time. The past was the railroad, which is the reason the town is there. The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad was completed in the 1840s. The intersection...

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Historic home paves it forward

Historic home paves it forward

Landscaper crafts his vision as a vintner with clay pavers for the next 200 years Landscaper turned winemaker renovates a historic home from the 1700s into a winery and event space in Northern Virginia. When the time came to build outdoor terraces, walkways, plazas...

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Outdoor living space, now more than ever

Outdoor living space, now more than ever

As the world stays home this spring, outdoor living space becomes more cherished. Patios, lawns and gardens give families more space, as well as pleasant settings for grilling out and spending time together. When the world seems crazy, what’s more comforting than your...

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Forever home gets a forever patio

Forever home gets a forever patio

The owners call this 1933 classic in Concord, Massachusetts their “forever home.” So landscape designer Dan Gladu of Roots & Rocks Landscape Artisans designed the outdoor living space with our Rumbled Full Range brick pavers to stand the test of time and...

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Brick patios age beautifully, are a durable investment

Brick patios age beautifully, are a durable investment

Brick patios have been a big part of Gary Springs’ 40+ year career. As a mason and owner of Greensboro Masonry, he’s built homes with brick and made brick additions. He’s also installed many a brick patio and walkway to expand the living space of homes, including his...

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Paver streetscape central to new Rea Farms community

Paver streetscape central to new Rea Farms community

A paver streetscape using Pine Hall Brick Full Range is central to a new and growing mixed use community near Charlotte, NC. Rea Farms is New Urbanism with a twist. It’s a community with acres of open space, apartments, single family homes, a K-8 magnet school set to...

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Tips and inspiration from Glenn Switzer, Landscape Designer

Tips and inspiration from Glenn Switzer, Landscape Designer

Winter is the time to think about what your yard could be in the spring. A landscape designer can make it happen. And if you want to get inspired about what your home outdoors can become, spend 20 minutes with Glenn Switzer. He’s a landscape designer from greater...

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Paver walkway adds beauty to established neighborhood

Paver walkway adds beauty to established neighborhood

A brick paver walkway improves curb appeal, adds value and makes your home outdoors more inviting for you and your guests. Walkways and patios can be do-it-yourself projects over a couple of weekends, especially with the sand-set method:  pavers are placed on a bed of...

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How to achieve a chevron pattern

How to achieve a chevron pattern

What would your driveway look like if you spent your days building brick houses? This. A poured concrete driveway clearly wouldn’t do. It’s more likely that you would start with a Pine Hall Brick classic red full range paver in a rumbled texture. You’d use 4” X 8”...

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Aesthetic paving – brick gives designs a competitive edge

Aesthetic paving – brick gives designs a competitive edge

Aesthetic paving for public, institutional and corporate applications is achievable with clay brick pavers. The segmental nature of pavers and their broad range of colors and styles give landscape designers and paving contractors lots a latitude to create affordable,...

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How to sell residential hardscape projects

How to sell residential hardscape projects

Our annual Paver Days was a success again this past April 2018. We do it each spring and it’s always fun to meet our customers who come to Madison, Winston-Salem, and Fairmount to take advantage of once-a-year pricing on some of our most popular pavers. We enjoy...

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Brick and stone meet in an inviting landscaping project

Brick and stone meet in an inviting landscaping project

A stately brick colonial home would only benefit from some much needed landscaping on a partially wooded lot. The owners wanted to both expand their usable space and enhance the beauty and value of the property. Brick and stone were obvious choices to match the home's...

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Pine Hall Brick pavers part of downtown revival

Pine Hall Brick pavers part of downtown revival

If you look hard enough at Center Street in downtown Goldsboro, NC, you can see the past and the future at the same time. The past was the railroad, which is the reason the town is there. The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad was completed in the 1840s. The intersection...

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Clay pavers are great for walkability and business

Clay pavers are great for walkability and business

Whether you are young or much older, the health benefits of walking where you need to go are well-documented. Turns out there are economic benefits as well, reports Builder magazine. Developers of communities where residents can walk, rather than firing up tons of...

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Permeable pavers outperform porous concrete in snowy climate

Permeable pavers outperform porous concrete in snowy climate

Burlington, Vermont is a place where you can find dessert, manners and education: It’s the home of Ben and Jerry’s, the Emily Post Institute and three colleges – the University of Vermont, Burlington College and Champlain College. But more than that, it’s the Home...

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Permeable paving and the federal law

Permeable paving and the federal law

Recent governmental decisions at both the federal and state level will likely have a favorable impact on the future of segmental  permeable paving in municipal and commercial installations, industry observers say. The Surface Transportation Extension Act, which was...

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ASLA studies bode well for permeable paver solutions

ASLA studies bode well for permeable paver solutions

It turns out that being green is both popular and profitable – whether you are talking about backyards in suburbia or streets and sidewalks in cities, as a pair of recently released studies from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) show. Earlier this...

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Permeable clay pavers cost less than asphalt

Permeable clay pavers cost less than asphalt

For the planners of a streetscape in the Village of New Albany, Ohio, the first question was cost. Would it be less expensive to apply new asphalt, conventional curb inlets and underground storm sewer piping or to install permeable pavers? When the estimates came in,...

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Permeable paving just in time for shopping deadline

Permeable paving just in time for shopping deadline

Timing is everything. Across the United States, Black Friday hit as millions of shoppers hit the streets in search of bargains for the upcoming holiday season. In downtown DeKalb, Illinois, shoppers were greeted by a brand-new streetscape, which was finished a little...

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Permeable pavers cost-effective for streetscape

Permeable pavers cost-effective for streetscape

For the planners of a streetscape in the Village of New Albany, Ohio, the first question was cost. Would it be less expensive to apply new asphalt, conventional curb inlets and underground storm sewer piping or to install permeable pavers? When the estimates came in,...

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Brick gives civic art a colorful palette

Brick gives civic art a colorful palette

It’s the first spring for the Imaginary Garden – the first spring in what will be more than a century of springs. Completed last November, the Imaginary Garden is a horizontal sculpture that’s about 15 feet wide and 800 feet long, a promenade made up of two...

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Permeable paver— LEED certified paving at home

Permeable paver— LEED certified paving at home

Pine Hall Brick clay pavers were used for this project in Dayton, Ohio and we were doubly pleased to discover the home owner is also an Official for the Environmental Protection Agency. The installer used the StormPave pavers, which work like a filter to remove...

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