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Old 2018-05-21, 02:06 PM
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Well, we had the same experience for our garage door in our old house. The guy wanted us to commit to get it repaired without telling us how much it would cost & of course he couldn't tell the cost unless he saw it & we could say yes unless we know how much money we needed.....so we just had to say no....
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I want a small interlock/paver slab patio in my townhouse backyard in Barrhaven. Roughly 14 ft x 16 ft. Initially I wanted a deck but I've changed my mind.

Does anyone have recommendations for contractors?
Was there any specific reason you decided against a deck, if you don't mind my asking? We need to get one of those done as well down the road & I can't seem to decide....
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Old 2018-05-21, 09:26 PM
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Was there any specific reason you decided against a deck, if you don't mind my asking? We need to get one of those done as well down the road & I can't seem to decide....
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I was going to get a deck initially because I prefer walking on wood vs. patio. However, I have a mid-unit town and I don't have a large backyard. A patio gives a more open concept feeling vs. a deck. There is more flexibility with landscaping around a patio. Also, a patio requires less maintenance (no staining etc.).

If I had a single home with a wider backyard, I'd go the deck route.
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Smooth vs. textured/slate surface? Thoughts?

Thinking of this slab for my patio:

https://www.techo-bloc.com/en/products/blu-60/
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Smooth vs. textured/slate surface? Thoughts?

Thinking of this slab for my patio:

https://www.techo-bloc.com/en/products/blu-60/
We are planning on using the smooth version of Blu (or the Permacon equivalent). For us, it is about our patio furniture sitting flat...there is nothing I hate more than wobbly tables and chairs!
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I did the patio around our pool using the slate version of the blu 60mm. We like the look better and haven't had any problem with wobbly furniture.
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Smooth vs. textured/slate surface? Thoughts?

Thinking of this slab for my patio:

https://www.techo-bloc.com/en/products/blu-60/
Which company did you end up going with? I'm having a hard time getting in touch or having a company follow-up on inquiries. I guess most of them have jobs lined up and ready to go.
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We are planning on using the smooth version of Blu (or the Permacon equivalent). For us, it is about our patio furniture sitting flat...there is nothing I hate more than wobbly tables and chairs!
This is what I'm concerned about! Is the Melville the Permacon equivalent?

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I did the patio around our pool using the slate version of the blu 60mm. We like the look better and haven't had any problem with wobbly furniture.
Thats good news, what colour?

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Which company did you end up going with? I'm having a hard time getting in touch or having a company follow-up on inquiries. I guess most of them have jobs lined up and ready to go.
I might go with College Interlock. They seem to be very busy though, he's telling people August bookings, but might be able to fit me on a whim.
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Is the Melville the Permacon equivalent?
Yes, it is.

If you want to see all of them, Central Precast on Bongard (off Merivale) has samples of everything outside their office. And they've made patios of most of them so you can really see what they look like on the ground.
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Thinking of this slab for my patio:

https://www.techo-bloc.com/en/products/blu-60/
That's what I have in my backyard and i like it. The textured surface is just fine for furniture and there's no issues with wobbles.
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