Glossary

Glossary
Glossary

Brick

Concrete bricks are a masonry product that usually comes in smaller sizes than stones. Bricks used for exterior cladding are all the same height but have several different lengths. While conventional classic bricks are a classic, time-honoured product, our concrete bricks feature different hues and shapes which give them a more modern look in keeping with new trends. Bricks are affixed using a mortar joint and are arranged in a linear pattern, unlike stones which are disposed in a modular layout. Brick cladding presents many possibilities in that it can be applied in partial or full applications in residential or multi-residential projects.

 

Bricklayer

This term is used mainly in Quebec and means a worker specializing in the installation of brick. The correct word should be mason.

 

Curb

Curbs, also called edgers or borders, are concrete units that are assembled in such a way as to define and embellish horizontal surfaces. In gardens, curbs restrict soil erosion and give flower and vegetable beds a more formal and finished look. They are available in various shapes: straight line, curved and 90-degree corner, and thus allow for adjustments to be made in accordance with the placement of other landscape features, such as a terrace or patio. Their durability and pleasing appearance add a nice finish to your garage entrance, the pathways and walkways around your house as well as the contours of your swimming pool or spa. In addition to playing an undeniable role in the aesthetics of your landscaping, some curbs (street curb) also serve a practical purpose in that they help to drain away water and protect your finished surfaces.

 

Landscape contractor

The landscape contractor is a landscaping specialist. The landscape contractor is sometimes called landscaper, landscape installor.

 

Paver

Pavers are concrete flooring materials used to make garage entrances, walkways, pathways, terraces and patios. In the landscaping world, few generic words such as interlock or interblock are utilized to describe pavers. The joints between the pavers are usually filled with sand. As a rule, concrete pavers are a minimum 60 millimetres in thickness as opposed to slabs which are thinner.

 

Retaining wall

Retaining walls basically retain and stabilize soil and are built with concrete blocks that are stacked one top of another. Depending on the model chosen, retaining walls can be vertical or slightly sloped. In the landscaping world, Terrablok, Universal slope block, Pisa, Grande wall are all words meaning retaining wall. An ideal solution when seeking to prevent an elevated area from eroding is to incorporate a retaining wall into your landscaping design layout. Walls are also recommended for creating vertical surfaces that add structure and perspective to your yard or garden. Given their broad versatility, blocks can be used to create flowerbeds, steps, columns, outdoor furniture, and more.

 

Slab

Slabs are most often used to cover patios, terraces, walkways and pathways. While slabs have many different applications, they are nonetheless intended for foot traffic areas only. Unlike pavers which are a minimum 60 millimetres in thickness, slabs are thinner and larger in size. The joints between the slabs are usually filled with sand.

 

Stone

Concrete stones attractive appearance and unmatched durability make them the exterior cladding of choice for residences. Concrete stones have several features – notably, varying textures, lengths and heights – that can be combined to create any sought-after effect. Stones are affixed using a mortar joint and arranged in a modular pattern.Stone cladding can be applied in partial of full applications in residential or multi-residential projects.