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Unilock's Outdoor Living Event

Recently, Unilock Chicago hosted an Outdoor Living Event for homeowners that showcased their display of custom paver combinations, and original, one-of-a-kind patio installations.

Designed to Connect

One of the things we are proud of at Unilock® are the solid “connections” that we have built over the years. In an effort to reflect our core company values we’ve embraced a new brand tag line that truly defines Unilock, something that you, our customers, will recognize and be able to identify as ours, “Designed to Connect™.”

Sherbourne Common - One of the World's Best New Parks

Sherbourne Common, Waterfront Toronto is a stunning park that has transformed a former industrial area into a public green space on the lake. It was recently just named one of the World’s Best New Parks and was also honoured by Construction Canada for its use of hardscape.

How to Capitalize With 3D Landscape Design

The concept of 3D design is not as new as you may think.  However, in the so called “mainstream” world the concept is almost unheard of.  So why is it that a vast majority of people have not utilized or been enlightened by the 3D design technology that is available today?  Yes, there are endless commercials that advertise 3D televisions, but we’re talking about the capability of designing landscapes with 3D models: the power of seeing a project long before it is complete.  As a result of this prevailing technology, both homeowners and contractors everywhere are finally able to answer the question, “what will the design look like?”  And this is all thanks to 3D design.

Landscape Associations and Their Purpose

Chances are that when you start the selection process for a landscape contractor you experience feelings of anxiety and panic.  Choosing the right contractor can be a very difficult task, but finding the right one can save you money by avoiding costly mistakes and big headaches. There are several resources available to find a good contractor and trade associations are one of those.

Designing Your Dream Landscape

Prior to coming to work at Unilock, I worked for 20 years in the green industry.  Actually, I come from a family of landscapers and always knew where my career path would lead. I worked summers and weekends for a very talented landscaper during high school and decided to pursue horticulture in college.  That was where I was trained in design and that training served me well both as a designer and installer over the years.

Outdoor Lighting - Electric or Solar

Where do you want to add landscape lighting?  Perhaps to your patio, driveway or pool deck.  Wherever it may be paver lighting adds ambience to any design.  Whether it’s a sidewalk, driveway, patio, garden and retaining wall system, courtyard, pool deck, road way or even a commercial site like a bike path or parking lot, adding paver lighting adds beauty, functionality and most importantly safety.  Incorporating a lighting system into a new paver project is a great way to add a dynamic effect while increasing the level of safety by clearly defining the area for pedestrians or vehicles.  In addition to ambience and safety it will also increase the value to a residential or commercial property.  All things to strongly consider when planning your next landscape project.

Permeable Pavement Around Your Home

Have you ever walked on pavement in the rain?  I am assuming at one time or another you have and were forced to dodge puddles. As a result I’m sure you had wet shoes or maybe even socks.

Paver Rugs and Accents

In the last eight years, what used to be the paver patio business has evolved into creating functional yet decorative outdoor living spaces. Various elements of interior design have been increasingly incorporated into this trend, resulting in outdoor rooms.

Pool Decks and Pavers. Always a Fantastic Design Choice.

Every year, I have the privilege of viewing some of the most stunning landscapes in Ontario, and by far, the most remarkable seem to be backyard landscapes with a pool. Contractors and homeowners are creating extraordinary pool-scapes utilizing Unilock pavers and retaining walls accented with natural soft elements and landscape lighting. Pool decks can be exciting and versatile with the right Unilock product for your project and proper installation techniques. You can now create that same type of dynamic design around your pool, that you would for the inside of your home, by combining different paver styles creating accents, borders, and inflecting your own personal style.

Easy Paver Clean up and Stain Prevention

Putting your pavers on a general cleaning schedule is a great way to keep them looking tidy. How many times per year is up to you. Some folks in Germany clean their pavers every weekend, some sort of Sunday ritual. Most cleanings can be done using every day household cleaners. Dish soap, laundry soap, and bleach are widely used. Hiring a hardscape firm that specializes in cleaning is also an easy choice.

Paving Stone Driveways - A Great Choice!

Paving stones are a great choice for new or existing driveways.