### What is the purpose of the geotextile membrane?

The geotextile membrane separates two materials of different nature in order to prevent them from mixing and causing degradation of your work (such as soil and crushed stone).

The geotextile membrane allows for better filtration and drainage. It collects, channels and transports fluids, thus controlling the water content of your landscape.

Thanks to its mechanical properties, the geotextile resists stresses and limits the deformations undergone by structures, thus stabilizing and/or increasing the bearing capacity of the soil.

### Can I run a vibrating plate over my tiles?

No! We do not recommend using a vibrating plate on your tiles. Do not run a vibrating plate over your tiles.

### What do I need to install my landscaping products?

Our answer may vary depending on the product you choose. In general, you will need the following:

- Level
- Wooden stakes (or other)
- Rope
- Measuring tape
- Shovel
- Rake
- Vibrating plate
- Geotextile membrane (optional, but recommended)
- Crushed stone (0-3/4)
- Stone dust and/or sand
- Polymeric sand
- Brooms

Since we are not specialized in installation (we excel in manufacturing!), we recommend that you seek advice from qualified personnel before starting your project!

### How do you install your landscaping products?

We put several guides at your disposal:

We also have some installation videos that you can check out:

### What do I need to install my landscaping products?

# SLABS AND PAVERS

We will soon have a calculator for your projects. Until then, here’s how you can calculate it all by hand. To your pencils!

- Multiply the dimensions of the project area to be covered (width x length = area to be covered)
- Multiply the dimensions of the chosen slab or paver (width x length = area covered by the product)
- Divide the total area to be covered by the area covered by the product = number of units to be purchased.
- Add 10% more units to allow for cuts or extras.

Note: Calculate with the same unit of measure. To convert from inches (”) to feet (‘), divide by 144.

Example: The Losange slab measures 18” x 18” = 324”. Divide by 144 to convert the measurement to feet = 2.25 sq. ft. If the patio you want to create is 12′ x 12’, you have 144 square feet to cover. Therefore, 144 sq. ft. divided by 2.25 sq. ft. = 64 slabs. (+ the additional 10% recommended = 70 slabs).

# WALLS

We will soon have a calculator for your projects. Until then, here’s how you can calculate it all by hand. To your pencils!

- Multiply the dimensions of the project area to be covered (height x length = area to be covered)
- Multiply the dimensions of the chosen wall (height x length = area covered by the product)
- Divide the total area to be covered by the area covered by the product = number of units to be purchased.
- Add 10% more units to allow for cuts or extras.

Note: Calculate with the same unit of measure. To convert from inches (”) to feet (‘), divide by 144. If there is a drop, it is easier to calculate a rectangle and divide in half.

Example: The Moderno wall measures 4” x 18” = 72 sq. in. Divide by 144 to get the measurement in sq ft = 0.5 sq ft. You have an area of 72” x 395” to cover, for a total of 28,440 sq. inches / 144 = 197.5 sq. ft.

Let’s divide the total area to be covered by the number of square feet covered by a Moderno block (197.5 / 0.5 = 395 Moderno blocks for your project + 10% = 433 blocks).

If you have a drop, we recommend dividing this number by 2. You would then need 198 blocks + 10% = 218 blocks.

# CURBS

We will soon have a calculator for your projects. Until then, here is how you can calculate it by hand. Get your pencils ready!

- Add the perimeter of the project to be covered in linear feet
- If there are cutouts or patterns, calculate each one individually to use full lengths of borders. Divide the total perimeter or cutouts to be covered by the length covered by the border = number of units to be purchased.
- Add 10% more units for cuts and extras.

Note: Calculate with the same unit of measure. To convert from inches to linear feet, divide by 12. Calculate each measurement individually to use full length curbs.

Example: A driveway is 20′ wide by 40′ long. You put a universal curb on the length only. The universal border is 36” (/12 = 3 linear feet). So, 40′ long divided by 3′ = 13.3 curbs. To complete the project, we need to round this number up to 14 borders per side. Since we have two sides to cover, we need to make 14 borders x 2 = 28 total borders + 10% = 31 borders.

Example #2: Let’s use the Universal border which is 36 in long knowing that the corner measures 12 x12 in.

We need to calculate per section:

(240-12) / 36 = 6.33 = 7 full borders.

(90-24) / 36 = 1.83 = 2 solid edges.

(36-24) / 36 = 0.33 = 1 solid edge.

((240-36)-12 / 36 = 5.33 = 6 full borders.

Add up the number of total borders: 7+2+1+6 = 16 borders of 36″.

Add the number of corners: 4 corners of 12 x 12 in.