Sunday, April 30, 2017

How To Install An Irrigation System - Part 1



A zoned irrigation/sprinkler system is installed using irrigation piping, sprinkler heads, valve assemblies, drip lines, and a weather station. A variety of sprinkler heads is described.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

DIY Yard Crashers S5-E9 "Backyard Balcony" featuring TechniSoil G3 - Pathway Stabilizer



The hit TV show Yard Crashers airs on the DIY Network. The Season 5 - Episode 9 installment "Backyard Balcony" hosted by Ahmed Hassan originally aired in May 2011 and features none other than TechniSoil Global, Inc. company president, Sean Weaver, installing G3 - Pathway Stabilizer on a decomposed granite (DG) patio area.

You can see Sean in action around the 19:30 mark as he an Ahmed finish grading the DG and prepare to pour the first application coat of G3 - Pathway Stabilizer. The reveal shots of the backyard come shortly after and the new outdoor kitchen and patio area looks fantastic.

If you hang in until the end, you will see Sean with his wife, Theresa Downs-Weaver, as all the contractors and helpers appear with Ahmed Hassan and the lucky homeowner to wrap things up.

Here is the episode description listed on the DIY Network - Yard Crashers website:

"Like so many of the guys you see manhandling power tools on 'Yard Crashers,' Matt Pidwerbecki is a general contractor. Problem is he spends so much time upgrading everyone else's home that he has no time left for his own yard, which is full of speedboats, power tools and way too much dead grass. This episode elevates the view of his rockin' backyard with the addition of a second-story door, balcony and composite deck, mature trees, regulation-sized horseshoe pit, soil-stabilized pathways, pergola-covered spa, and original pop art. In two days, this outdoor abyss will morph into a bachelor's bliss."

For more information on G3 - Pathway Stabilizer and other innovative products for your landscape, visit http://technisoil.com

Saturday, April 22, 2017

DIY Yard Crashers S5-E13 "Vegas Splash Pad" featuring TechniSoil G3



The hit TV show Yard Crashers airs on the DIY Network. The Season 5 - Episode 13 installment "Vegas Splash Pad" hosted by Ahmed Hassan originally aired in June 2011 and features none other than TechniSoil Global, Inc. company president, Sean Weaver, installing G3 - Pathway Stabilizer on a decomposed granite (DG) patio area.

You can see Sean in action around the 16:37 mark as he an Ahmed finish grading the DG and prepare to pour the first application coat of G3 - Pathway Stabilizer. The reveal shots of the backyard come shortly after and the new outdoor kitchen and splash pad patio area look incredible.

Here is the episode description listed on the DIY Network - Yard Crashers website:

"'Yard Crashers' is taking on Sin City! A once ordinary backyard in the desert is completely transformed into a cool outdoor hot spot. This crash goes above and beyond with a modern splash pad for both kids and adults. Plus, Ahmed surprises these homeowners with a fully loaded outdoor kitchen, complete with a grill, blender, refrigerator and topped off with concrete countertops and unique tile. And in Las Vegas, you gotta have shade, so they bring in a one-of-a-kind cluster umbrella feature to keep this yard cool!"

For more information on G3 - Pathway Stabilizer and other innovative products for your landscape, visit http://technisoil.com

Friday, April 14, 2017

YardHacks By TechniSoil | Who Needs An Ugly Hose Bib? EkoFlo To The Rescue.



Hack #: 001 | Take a look around your home. What do the hose bibs look like? Mud, weeds, bare dirt? In this yard hack we show you how 10 minutes and EkoFlo Permeable Pavement Binder can transform something ugly into something beautiful.

Clean hose bib area, remove mud and weeds. Mix 16 ounces of EkoFlo with roughly 60 pounds of clean, dry 3/8" pebbles inside a 5-gallon bucket until thoroughly coated. Pour blended mixture into area and trowel into place. Trowel to finish grade and lightly compact by hand. Keep area dry until cure, usually 24-48 hours. Done!

16 ounces of EkoFlo mixed with 60 pounds of 3/8" pebbles will cover approximately 5 square feet at 1.5 inches of depth.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

TrowelPave Asphalt | Alligator Crack Repair For Blacktop Pavement



Alligator cracks in asphalt pavement are a nuisance for foot and bike traffic and they collect debris. The culprit is water penetration coupled with wear and tear over time. Once a weak point is exposed, the material is channeled and erodes away. This is typically followed by the formation of a pothole as well.

TrowelPave Asphalt is in a class all its own because it can be used for blacktop repairs of almost any depth including alligator cracks. It can be troweled into place and compacted by hand for small repairs, or spread with a grade rake and compacted mechanically for large repairs.

First, we cleaned out the debris and swept the nearby area. Then we used TrowelPave Bulk packaging for the repair, including four 68-pound buckets of aggregate and two 1-gallon bottles of liquid binding agent mixed thoroughly in a common paddle mortar mixer.

Then we leveled the material over the alligator cracks using a 36" grade rake. Once the grade was good, we made two passes using a gas powered vibratory plate compactor. A hand tamp can be used in hard to reach places as needed.

What was once a bumpy, uneven mess, is now a level area strong enough for heavy truck and forklift traffic. The repair took only 20 minutes or so with a 1-man crew! We wrapped up our project by cleaning all the tools with WD-40® and a rag.

We utilized TrowelPave Bulk packaging to make this repair. See more on TrowelPave Bulk here --- https://youtu.be/3XM26ZBCVPM

For more information on TrowelPave Asphalt, including install guide, videos, FAQ's, and important safety information, visit our product page here - http://technisoil.com/trowelpave.html

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

EkoFlo Tree Well Project Time-Lapse - Riverview Golf & Country Club



In this short time-lapse video we show the transformation process using EkoFlo Permeable Pavement Binder and 3/8" pebbles to create a beautiful and functional tree well ground cover.

The project is located at Riverview Golf & Country Club in Redding, CA. The tree is centered in a knockout planter encased by concrete golf cart paths. It serves as a shade tree and marker for the nearby snack shack.

The tree well has long been problematic from a maintenance point of view due to prominent weed growth and it serves as a debris trap when the wind blows through. The goal was to install a permanent surface ground cover that won't blow out or erode while still allowing water transfer to the tree.

The gnarled surface roots of the tree make this a truly one-of-a-kind project and topic of conversation for golfers stopping in for lunch.