Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gravel-Lok Installer Spotlight

Here is an e-mail we received from a Gravel-Lok Installer in Baltimore, MD. If you would like us to feature your company on our blog, send an e-mail and some pictures to robcee@celltekdirect.com or hit us up on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/gravellok


 Hi Gravel-Lok, My name is Anthony Lozupone and I own a company called Custom Stoneworks & Design Inc. located in Baltimore MD. We have been serving the Baltimore City, Baltimore Metro, and Washington Metro areas for 18 years.

We started using Gravel Lok about two years ago or so. We love the product for flower beds, city tree pits, off of paver jobs, erosion control areas, under decks, around swimming pools, and for pavements. We have learned so much about the installation process from representatives from your company and hands on experience. We are looking forward to using this product forever and want to thank you so much for everything Gravel-Lok has done for us. Here is some photos of a few jobs.

Thank you, Anthony Lozupone
President www.stoneworksdesign.com

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gravel-Lok is going to the dogs!

Need a dog pad for your backyard kennel and concrete is not an option? Here are some exerpts and pictures from a recent thread over at the German Shepherd Dog Forums by TechieDog in which he talks about using Gravel-Lok for his kennel project:

"I recently did a small pad out of pea stone with (LSG SERIES) stabilizer. I really wanted to use concrete but because of where it is, would have been expensive and a lot of work. It came out pretty well though. I used some seperator material first and then a mesh material that creates a very strong\solid base -though thats probably not necessary. It drains really well, like pouring water into a bottomless pit and it is very firm!

In the past I had a kennel area with only pea stone. It got sloppy when it rained and over time needed to be re-dug and filled with fresh stone. I found it to be a bit of a pain.

I had concrete at another house and it was great but I just can't do it here. I investigated every option to do concrete here but it was just unrealistic. I investigated all of the deckings etc. and just really did not want to go that route.

I ended up using something called Gravel-Lok. I was able to pick-up Gravel-Lok locally plus I liked dealing with them. They were very helpful.

I put it in only about a month or so ago. The new dog has not arrived yet  but there is no way those stones are coming loose! I got down on the ground with a hammer to try to kick out one that was sticking up a little. I had to smash it and the stone broke before the bonding gave way. I used 3/8 pea stone. I didn't find anything finer but I think the stuff works better with larger material. You should ask them about whatever you are considering using. Also, the better you compact/tamp it, the smoother it will be.

As far as toxicity of the stabilizer, there is no concern, you can read the detailed MSDS on their website. I also spoke with them on the phone about it. Not worried.

Here is what it looks like. Sorry for the lousy phone pic. with the shadows and bright sun, will have to do for now. I am currently putting a fence up behind it and then I will raise the kennel."

Note: This discussion took place a few months ago and we are hoping TechieDog will send us an update with photos of the completed project and his new pup!  Stay tuned for updates.

UPDATE: Here is a pic of the completed kennel

Friday, September 23, 2011

STEP it up with Gravel-Lok

Here are some before and after pics of a beautiful set of Gravel-Lok steps installed by Restoration Collaborative LLC in New Jersey!

Be sure to check out our new website for Gravel-Lok information, pics, CAD details and more!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Blank Canvas Comes Alive!

Recently we received this e-mail and photos from a homeowner in Georgia who used our LSG Series load support grid and Gravel-Lok porous stone pavement system to beautify their backyard.

Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:14 PM
Subject: Back Yard - The Blank Canvas Comes Alive
Hi Julie:

Wanted you to know that we completed our backyard project using your cell-tek and gravel lok products.  They worked GREAT and we are VERY pleased with the results.  Your website instructions and very helpful and informative customer service made our dealings with you a pleasure from start to finish.  All of us who worked on the project were novices (no experience with this type of work).  Your instructions helped us step-by-step to success.

EVERYONE who has seen our walkway including the professionals who installed the synthetic turf, neighbors and friends have been amazed and delighted.  One neighbor is going to order some of your gravel-lok product soon to complete a storage area for her trash cans.  I think the synthetic turf folks will be contacting you as well.  Best of all, our boys (two 80 pound lab mixes) love it!!

Thank you again.  It was a pleasure doing business with you and we wish you much continued success.

Nancy C.
Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Gravel-Lok approved by Montgomery County

Members of the Stormwater Management New Products and Materials Committee for Montgomery County MD carefully reviewed Gravel-Lok and approved it for use as a permeable pavement.

Many homeowners in Montgomery County are seeking options for permeable pavements in order to comply with the County's Stormwater Management guidelines and earn tax credits.

These eco-conscious citizens realize the benefits to the broad environment as well as specifically to the Chesapeake Bay watershed which has become polluted by stormwater runoff from metropolitan areas such as Montgomery County. Lets face it, our children and future generations deserve clean water.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Penn Stone Installing Gravel-Lok at Show

This is re-posted from Penn Stone's blog.
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Installing Gravel-Lok at the Lancaster Spring Home Show

This week we're setting up at the BIA of Lancaster County's Spring Home Show. We're featuring one of our favorite new products, Gravel-Lok aggregate bonding system, in this year's booth. Gravel-Lok allows you to use the decorative gravel of your choice for a gravel path, patio or driveway without the mess and nuisance of loose stones. It's also ideal for a porous pavement application as a tool for good stormwater management. Take a look at this videa (first in a series) showing the process of mixing and installing it in our booth.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Gravel-Lok French Drain System

Gravel-Lok Porous Stone Paving is the ultimate solution for creating french drainage systems.  The bonded stone surface is decorative and functional, eliminating loose messy stones.   Using Cell-Tek's Load Support Grid confines open graded aggregates adding strength to the Gravel-Lok surface.  The surface has a porosity which can handle up to 20 gallons per square foot every minute.  Create natural stone riverbeds which function as a drainage system.

Stick this in your QR reader !

(hint: It will magically take you to Gravel-Lok.com)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

POROUS paving with the beauty of natural stone

The Gravel-Lok system is an ideal solution for municipalities, parks and other government porous paving projects as well as stone scaping applications in residential areas. Maintaining the strength of traditional paving methods, nothing is sacrificed while creating an economical, decorative and functional pavement system.