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Hardscape LIVE!

  • January 10 - 10:30 am
    January 10 - 2:30 pm
    January 11 - 10:30 am
    January 11 - 2:30 pm
    January 12 - 10:30 am
    January 12 - 2:30 pm

  • Location

    Toronto Congress Centre

  • Building



Congress '17 delegates are in for a treat with the return of Hardscape LIVE! A new attraction to the show floor, courtesy of Landscape Ontario's Hardscape Committee. Pat McCrindle and special guests will school the audience on hardscape installation techniques with a live build over the three days of the show, with daily instructional twice daily!

Pat has installed more than 8 million sq. ft. of pavers over a thirty-year career. He has been a highly rated speaker at the HNA (Hardscape North America) live demo for many years. He's a dynamic presenter and he knows what he is talking about!
Accredited professionals: 1 ICPI CE credit per session attended!

Hardscape Live

  • TUESDAY: Excavation and Base Construction
    10:30 am
    Excavation and Base Construction: Learn how to properly evaluate your working conditions, and how to prepare your base materials for the job.
  • TUESDAY: Basic Paver Installation & Tools of the Trade
    2:30 pm
    Basic Paver Installation & Tools of the Trade: From selecting a paver to cleaning up the job site, we take you through the step-by-step process of the proper installation of paving stones and the tools you need to do the job right.
  • WEDNESDAY: Raised Patio Construction & Vertical Applications
    10:30 am
    Raised Patio Construction & Vertical Applications: This session outlines how to evaluate your existing topography and ground conditions for raised patio construction and other vertical applications. Selecting the proper materials for the job is essential as we outline construction considerations.
  • WEDNESDAY: Job Estimating, Layout and Flow
    2:30 pm
    Job Estimating, Layout and Flow: From excavation to the flow of materials on site, this session outlines best practices when estimating and pricing your hardscape jobs.  With Guest Host Frank Bourque, Canadian ICPI Instructor & Certified Installer.
  • THURSDAY: Constructing Hardscape Elements
    10:30 am
    Constructing Hardscape Elements: Whether it’s wood burning or gas, we will delve into the best practices for building hardscape fireplaces and fire pits. We will also discuss the proper construction, costing and maintenance of outdoor hardscape elements.
  • THURSDAY: Permeable Pavers 101
    2:30 pm
    Permeable Pavers 101: The need for residential and commercial permeable pavements increases each year, as the desire to control water runoff becomes essential for municipalities.  This session delves into the proper construction, cost and maintenance of permeable paver environments. With Guest Rob Bowers. With Guest Host Robert Bowers, Director of Engineering, ICPI


  • Pat McCrindle

    Pat McCrindle

    McCrindle Paver Systems Inc

    Berlin, New Jersey

    Pat McCrindle has installed more than 8 million sq.

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