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Why do you dig up so much ground for my patio?

Posted by Robert Bahler on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 09:18 AM

There are many reasons that paver contractors, like us here at Bahler Brothers, dig up so much ground for our customer’s patios. The biggest reason is that in order for a paver patio to last, it must have a good base. The base must be free of biodegradable matter such as roots and other fill matter. 

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Topics: Patio, Paver Winterization, Paver Installation, Excavation

How can I Fix a Broken Pipe Under My Paver Pool Patio?

Posted by Steve Bahler on Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 02:01 PM

Patio repairs are less complicated with a paver patio.

Have you ever had to make repairs under a patio or walkway? There are many utilities and other underground obstructions that can affect either one:

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Topics: Fire Pit, Patio, Concrete Paver Maintenance, Paver Installation, Problems and Solutions for Pavers, Paver Comparison, Pool Patio, Stamped Concrete, Poured Concrete, Reinstallation, Patio Repairs

Exposed Aggregate Concrete vs. Pavers

Posted by Jen Kloter on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

EXPOSED AGGREGATE CONCRETE

Exposed aggregate is a term that describes one way to dress or finish poured-in-place concrete. They literally will pour the concrete from a mixer truck, trowel it and then let it set up just a little bit. They then take an acid and wash off the top cream of the cement, exposing the rock and minerals they’ve added to the mix (the aggregate).

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Topics: Paver Installation, Problems and Solutions for Pavers, Paver Comparison

Complete Yard Transformation: Paver patio and walkway

Posted by Amanda Bahler on Mon, Aug 06, 2012 @ 12:50 PM

"The professionalism and thoroughness with which our job was done was most impressive beginning with the sales/marketing and design team to the workers on site."

The first time this customer came into our design center for an appointment we knew we were going to have a blast. We clicked right away and the process began. They wanted to redo not only their front yard but their back yard too. Through many many questions from an engineer to lauging at his many jokes, the design came together beautifully! After many appointments and picking out the perfect pavers, the plans were set and ready to go!

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Topics: Retaining Wall, Outdoor Living, Patio, Sitting Wall, Landscape Lighting, Paver Installation, Built-in Grill, Outdoor Kitchen

Paver Driveway: Customer Journal

Posted by Amanda Bahler on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 @ 09:42 AM

Driveway, walk, front steps, drainage, and grading project.

Completed June 18-22, 2012

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Topics: Techo-Bloc, Paver Installation, Choosing a Contractor, Driveways, Problems and Solutions for Pavers, Paver Comparison

Wow! From Pool to Paver Patio

Posted by Amanda Bahler on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 02:12 PM

Wow! From Pool to Paver Patio.

Wow! What a transformation! This customer came to us and said he was sick of the gunnite pool. His kids were all grown up and it was time to create a space they could not only entertain in, but also could enjoy by themselves. The stone wall that was holding up the hill side was also leaning forward and needing to be replaced before it got any worse. We sat down with him and worked on many designs, and finally came up with the perfect plan. Remove the pool, install a multi-level paver patio with a fire pit, landscape lighting, an area for their hot tub and landscape beds.

 

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Topics: Paver Patio Design, Fire Pit, Retaining Wall, Retaining Walls, Outdoor Living, Sitting Wall, Landscape Lighting, Techo-Bloc, Paver Installation, Raised Patio, Retaining Wall Cost

How much does a Paver Patio Cost?

Posted by Brad Wiegand on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 @ 07:51 AM

How much does a paver patio cost?  That's a great question and one that we get on a regular basis.  The question I would pose to you is 'what are the functions you would like it to perform?'  Jen wrote a fabulous article a while back called 6 Things to consider when designing a paver patio.  In this arcticle, she lays out the thought process that a homeowner should have when they begin to think about a patio. 

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Topics: Paver Patio Design, Paver Installation, Paver Cost

The Top 7 Problems and Solutions for Interlocking Concrete Pavers

Posted by Tom Bahler on Sat, Mar 03, 2012 @ 12:25 PM

Over the 27 years that Bahler Brothers has been in the paver installation business, we have seen pretty much anything that can go wrong, and have learned from those experiences. This article lists the top 7 problems that we find with interlocking concrete pavers installations and the solutions that we have found to work best for the climate we have here in Connecticut.

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Topics: Concrete Paver Maintenance, Paver Installation, Problems and Solutions for Pavers

The Benefits of Paver Driveways

Posted by Josh Bahler on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 @ 08:13 AM

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Topics: Paver Installation, Choosing a Contractor, Driveways

What is Joint Sand for Pavers?

Posted by Brad Wiegand on Thu, Dec 08, 2011 @ 01:38 PM

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Topics: Concrete Paver Maintenance, Paver Installation, Polymer Sand

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