So you’ve decided that you want to use superior Techo-Bloc products in your upcoming hardscaping project – now what? At this point, you’ve already concluded that Techo-Bloc offers the most beautifully crafted materials at the most affordable prices.
You’ve probably also made decisions about the types of outdoor living spaces you’d like to construct with your Techo-Bloc products. Whether you’re building a simple paved walkway or are planning a full-blown outdoor kitchen and dining space, though, you’re going to need to have a solid game plan before installation, and that means coming up with a design that you truly love.
For those of us that have a difficult time envisioning how specific materials and features will look within the scope of our landscapes, though, this can seem like an overwhelming, if not impossible, task.
Fortunately, Techo-Bloc design software exists to make the process simpler and more manageable. See for yourself how different types of Techo-Bloc design software and planning tools can help you reach your landscaping and hardscaping goals.
Choosing Colors and Textures
Those who decide to work with Techo-Bloc products have the luxury of choosing from numerous different colors, shades and textures.
Because the color and texture of your Techo-Bloc slabs, pavers, wall blocks, steps, caps and other features can play such a significant role in the overall tone and theme of your hardscape, it’s important that you make your selections with care.
Techo-Bloc offers a full photo library of all of the different options available in terms of color and texture so that you can become very familiar with the specs and details of each.
Visualizing Hatch Patterns with AutoCAD
One of the most important components of designing your new hardscape involves the technical drawing and design layout process. The good news is that you don’t have to be an AutoCAD guru in order to take this step.
A Techo-Bloc design software application exists in order to show you the precise way in which various hatch patterns should be laid out so that neither you nor your contractor have any difficulty with installing the slabs, pavers, or other units in a way that will allow them to truly shine.
This will speed up the overall installation process without detracting from design and layout quality so that you can start enjoying your landscape much faster and more affordably.
See It In 3D with Google SketchUp
Google SketchUp has grown very popular since its inception. This handy tool is very user-friendly and easy to use, and makes it possible to visualize 3D mock-ups for both interior and exterior design.
Recently, Techo-Bloc launched a comprehensive collection of its unique slabs, pavers and walls in conjunction with SketchUp so that homeowners like you can get an accurate, 3D representation of how different Techo-Bloc products would work in the scope of their landscapes.
The Techo-Bloc design software allows you to see how different materials would work when used together, and will also allow you to play around with different layouts, patterns and designs so that you’re sure to settle on a design that you and your loved ones will be able to enjoy in the many years to come.
You can also use the tool to communicate with your contractor and better convey exactly how you’d like your completed project to look. This makes for an all-around better project experience.
Take a Look at Decorative Mozaiks
Creating unique and stunningly beautiful mosaic patterns for your hardscape has never been simpler. The Techo-Bloc design software tool for decorative Mozaiks will provide you with a variety of options for mixing and matching different types of paving stones in order to develop gorgeous shapes, designs and patterns that will dazzle you and your guests alike.
Where coming up with a mosaic pattern that works and compliments your property has been difficult in the past, this tool takes all of the guesswork out of the process so you can feel completely confident in your ability to install an incredible mosaic that will make your hardscape stand apart from the crowd and add definite value to your property.
Other Techo-Bloc Design Tips
In addition to the various Techo-Bloc design software and tools available online, we can offer the following suggestions for smart project design:
Assess Your Property
Before getting too caught up in the design process, we suggest that you take the time to have your property assessed by a local utility provider in order to ensure that you’re able to work within the space or spaces you’ve envisioned.
The last thing you want is to take the time to plan out every detail of a pathway winding through the left side of your property and fall in love with the concept only to find out that you can’t actually use that space due to underground pipes and cabling.
It’s better to find out what’s going on underneath the surface of your land in the early planning stages than to get too far into your ideas for design and layout. This will give you the best opportunity to find ways to upgrade and beautify the areas of your property where installing Techo-Bloc products is most practical.
Obtain Proper Approvals
After figuring out how you want your new hardscape to look by using Techo-Bloc design software applications, you may be eager to get going with the actual work.
Before you start digging up your property, though, it’s imperative that you take the time to go through all of the proper channels in order to receive local approvals for doing any type of construction around your home.
Think Long Term
If you’re thinking about going with a specific color, texture, pattern, or style of Techo-Bloc products just because that’s what everyone else is using right now, you may want to reconsider. If you’re absolutely in love with a product line that’s trending – great!
We say go for it! If you’re only interested in the product because it’s “in”for the moment, though, you may stop liking the design a few years down the road. Because Techo-Bloc products are so durable and long-lasting, it’s important that you settle on designs that you will love for a lifetime.
Designing Your Perfect Techo-Bloc Hardscape in NJ
Braen Supply is ready and waiting to help you plan out the Techo-Bloc hardscape of your dreams. As authorized Techo-Bloc dealers, we have all of the latest and most accurate product information, and are able to provide you with insider knowledge and tips that will help you to come up with a design that works for your home and style preferences.
We are familiar with various Techo-Bloc design software tools and applications and are more than willing to walk you through the process of using them in order to come up with a flawless design plan. We can then connect you with the right products at a price you can afford. Our Techo-Bloc materials can be picked up or bulk delivered to areas throughout parts of NJ, NY, NYC and PA. Give us a call or stop by to get started today.