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Hardscape Installations Open Graded vs Traditional Base

Posted by Stephane Poirier on Monday, January 29, 2018, In : Hardscaping 
The base is the part you don't see, but it is the most important aspect of hardscape installation. Here is why we switched to open graded base installations.

https://contractor.unilock.com/blog/contractors-turning-open-graded-base-installations/

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How to Calculate Step Sizes

Posted by Stephane Poirier on Monday, November 27, 2017, In : Hardscaping 
It’s important that your steps have the correct ratio of tread to rise going up and down safely and easily. Generally a good rule of thumb is, the smaller the rise, the greater allowable tread. You should choose what’s comfortable for you but outdoor steps should have a rise of 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches and a tread of 11 to 18 inches. A good standard step is typically referred to as 7 - 11, most importantly you want to have all the steps consistent.
Below is an easy formula to find the best co...
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