Meet the Newest Member of Our Backyard Family: MoistureShield Decking

MoistureShield Decking, Belgard Bergerac Paver Patio, and Anchor Diamond Pro Stone Cut Fire Pit
Products: MoistureShield® Vantage Collection® (decking), Belgard Bergerac® pavers (walkway) and Anchor® Diamond Pro Stone Cut® (fire pit).

In a continued effort to focus on “whole backyard” design solutions, Belgard is pleased to announce the addition of the MoistureShield® composite decking lines to the Oldcastle® Architectural family of backyard architectural products.

“Belgard is the number one brand of patio pavers and landscape walls in North America, but there are often design situations where installing hardscapes alone isn’t the best option,” says Josh Landis, Sr. Marketing Manager for the MoistureShield product line. “That’s why partnering with MoistureShield is such a good fit for Belgard. Deck porches can transition to paver patios, which can transition to a walkway, boardwalk, pool deck or dock. It exponentially increases the design capabilities and efficiencies of our contractors who can install both hardscapes and decking.”

In seeking out product partnerships, it was important that parent company Oldcastle® Architectural find a decking product that could match the quality and durability of the Belgard brand, which stands by its hardscape products with a lifetime transferable limited warranty. As one of the pioneers in the composite decking industry, MoistureShield also focuses on quality and offers its own limited lifetime warranty.

“MoistureShield won’t warp, cup or splinter like wood, and in 30 years, there have been zero product failures in the field,” says Landis. “No other decking brand can say that.”

MoistureShield water-resistant decking also features the ability to excel in harsh environmental conditions including extreme freeze/thaw cycles, high temperatures with full sun, arid climates, and installations with ground and water contact.

The MoistureShield lines were added to the Oldcastle portfolio in May of 2017. Since then, the Research & Development teams for both Belgard and MoistureShield have been rigorously working together and sharing insights on industry trends to develop innovations that will complement each other moving forward.

“No other hardscapes or decking brand is doing this,” says Landis. “Other companies only focus their R & D on what directly affects their products.”

MoistureShield® Styles

The MoistureShield product line includes four decking styles, all of which feature 95 percent recycled content.

MoistureShield Composite DeckingMoistureShield® Vision® is the latest innovation in composite decking, offers distinctive contemporary variegated wood looks, and is the only Wood Plastic Composite decking that can be installed on or in the ground, or even underwater. Vision offers an unparalleled lifetime fade and stain warranty and is available with CoolDeck® technology for barefoot comfort.

MoistureShield® Infuse® takes its name from its design, in that each deck board is infused with real wood to give it a realistic wood-grain finish. Infuse is also available with CoolDeck® technology for barefoot comfort.

MoistureShield Vantage Collection DeckingMoistureShield® Vantage Collection® features a durable solid composite core and the workability of real wood — meaning contractors can rip it, rout it or bend it without splintering, warping or cupping. With wood grain on both sides, each board is reversible, allowing for easier installation.

MoistureShield Refine Composite DeckingMoistureShield® Refine® offers a durable core center and a composite cap to provide enhanced durability, along with true wood beauty and enriched natural coloring.

For inspiration on deck design possibilities, check out the MoistureShield online Deckvision® Design Tool and experiment with various designs and color options. For more information on the MoistureShield product line, visit MoistureShield.com.

Belgard Featured in Makeover Project with Home Improvement Gurus, The Carey Bros.

Belgard is excited to partner with The Carey Bros., award-winning nationally syndicated experts on home building and renovation, on their period renovation of a 111-year-old bungalow in charming Old Town Brentwood, California, in the San Francisco Bay area.

604 Second Street Home
Front view of the 604 Second Street home. (Photo courtesy The Carey Bros.)

This project, located at 604 Second Street, was in dire straits and in need of a complete overhaul, inside and out. The primary goal was to add comfort, efficiency and value while maintaining the architectural integrity and historical look of the home. While the 1,177 square foot home itself required a great deal of architectural restoration, the project also called for replacement of all landscaping and hardscaping of the corner lot surrounding the home.

Landscape designers Dave and Susie Garcia of DPG Design selected Belgard Mega-Lafitt® pavers for the front walkway, rear driveway and side patio of the home.

“(Mega-Lafitt) offered natural modular pavers that combined the look and feel of an aged, rough-cut flagstone with superior strength and long-term durability…along with a thick 80mm height…and the modular shapes allowed for both creativity and flexibility in our design and installation,” Susie Garcia stated.

The Carey Bros Home Improvement Project Belgard
View of the front walkway from the porch. (Photo courtesy The Carey Bros.)

Contractor James Carey noted that Belgard pavers were the perfect solution. “They are extremely durable and very attractive with a rich natural color and aged texture that gives them the desired ‘Old World’ feel that adheres to both the antiquity and charm of the home.”

Second-generation homeowners Robin and Mike McClellan added, “The rustic look of natural stone is absolutely beautiful. While totally new, one could easily believe it has been there as long as our home’s original century-old heritage.”

In addition to historical preservation, the project also took a sustainability approach, repurposing materials and choosing environmentally sound options whenever possible. In line with these goals, the Mega-Lafitt pavers were installed as an environmentally-friendly permeable paver system, which allows water to infiltrate the joints and percolate into the ground below instead of running off into the street. In addition to the Belgard pavers, the project also uses fellow Oldcastle brand MoistureShield® composite decking for the porches, which is manufactured using 95% recycled content.

Read the full story here: Belgard Pavers the Way to Success 

To learn more about this historic renovation project, visit 604secondstreet.onthehouse.com

Introducing New Agilina™ Plank

Agilina Plank Paver

Inspired by the clean lines of modern design trends, new Agilina™ Plank is a marriage of old-world aesthetics and contemporary lines. With the beautifully textured face of natural cut stone, Agilina™ Plank is available in multiple size formats to create numerous looks and patterns for stylish outdoor living designs. Varied widths and lengths allow for multiple running bond patterns to create either a random or more stylized look, depending upon preference. Agilina™ Plank also works well as a border for mixed paver designs, and when using the longer planks, requires fewer cuts.

Applications

All sizes of Agilina™ Plank work well for contemporary paver patios, walkways or pool decks.

Agilina Plank Paver Patio

The three-piece 60mm-profile system can also overlay existing concrete with the help of DriBond™ advanced mudset to transform existing living outdoor spaces.

Agilina™ Plank is also available in 80mm profile, which is capable of supporting light vehicular loads for creating stylish paver driveways. When overlaying a sound concrete base, the 60mm profile can also be used for residential vehicular applications.

Agilina Plank Paver Driver

Areas of distribution

Agilina™ Plank is currently available throughout the Midwest, Northeast and Southern regions and will be launched in other markets throughout the year.

Introducing New Lamina Tandem™ Wall: Stacked Stone Look with Incredible Design Flexibility

Belgard is excited to announce the launch of a new face style to the revolutionary Tandem Wall® System. The new Lamina Tandem™ Wall features the look and feel of chiseled stacked stone and can be used to build a variety of outdoor living and landscaping structures.

The new Lamina Tandem™ face style can be used with all elements of the unique Tandem®  Wall System to build complete outdoor living designs. The Tandem® system offers more versatility than any other landscape wall product, allowing you to create distinctive outdoor living spaces that all coordinate and flow together as one cohesive design.

Lamina Tandem WallLamina Tandem™ Wall

Use Lamina Tandem™ Wall to build curved and straight freestanding and retaining walls ideal for a variety of outdoor projects.

  • Control the slope of a yard.
  • Construct a terrace.
  • Build raised gardens.
  • Define the perimeter of an outdoor living space.
  • Create visual separation between outdoor rooms.

Lamina Tandem Column KitLamina Tandem™ Column Kit

The easy-to-install Lamina Tandem™ Column Kit quickly creates columns for a variety of design uses.

  • Wrap around existing posts to enhance a porch or pavilion.
  • Build a mailbox.
  • Augment a freestanding wall with intermittent posts or end-caps.
  • Use freestanding columns to add visual interest or create a grand entrance.

Lamina Tandem Modular GridLamina Tandem™ Modular Grid

Because Lamina  Tandem™ Modular Grid can attach to virtually any wooden frame or surface, it can be used to construct just about any outdoor living structure up to 6 feet in height.

  • Skirt a deck or porch.
  • Build aesthetic walls for hiding utilities and garbage cans.
  • Build a variety of outdoor living structures including outdoor kitchens, fire features, built-in seating, planters and more.

The new Lamina Tandem™ Wall System is currently available throughout most of the Midwest, South and Central Plains regions. Distribution is expected to expand throughout the year.

Introducing the New & Improved Belgard.com

We’re excited to announce that after many months of strategic planning, design and testing, we have launched the new Belgard.com site. The site was redesigned to be a better tool for serving both homeowners and outdoor living professionals. After all, Belgard is not only a portfolio of high-quality products, but a partner and a resource for your outdoor projects. With that in mind, our new site offers easier navigation with personalized images of products available in your area, plus more of everything you need to plan and create amazing outdoor living spaces. Below are some of the features you can expect from the new site.

Getting Started

Embarking upon an outdoor living project can be a daunting task. Our GETTING STARTED section offers answers to frequently asked questions, as well as sections on RESEARCH to consider before you begin planning, INSPIRATION galleries of photos and videos, PLANNING basics and considerations, and BUILDING and maintenance considerations.

Comprehensive project planning guide

The new Belgard Project Guide walks you through the process of completing an outdoor living project, from gathering inspiration to choosing materials and finding a contractor. This handy tool will help you to know exactly what to expect before you get started. Download it today or order a printed copy.

Online Project Visualizer

Get ready to visualize the possibilities with our interactive Project Visualizer, which offers both a library of project ideas, as well as the ability to upload photos of your home and yard. Easy-to-use tools allow you to experiment with different paver styles and colors, and then save or share your creations.

Contractor & dealer locator

Sometimes, one of the most difficult aspects of completing an outdoor living project is finding a qualified contractor you can trust to bring your vision to life. Our Contractor & Dealer Locator can help you find Belgard Authorized Contractors near you who are certified by industry organizations in proper installation techniques and adhere to our rigorous standards of professionalism.

EXPLORE OUR NEW WEBSITE

NEXT WEEK:  Come back to the Outdoor Living by Belgard blog next week for an exciting new product announcement.

And, the Winner of a Fabulous New Belgard Fire Pit is….

In honor of National S’mores Day, Belgard hosted a fire pit giveaway contest. As part of the entry process, we asked everyone to submit their favorite fireside memories and s’mores recipes to share on the Outdoor Living by Belgard blog, and we got a tremendous response! Thank you to everyone who shared all of your special moments and ideas with us. We look forward to sharing some of our favorites with you next week.

Congratulations to our
Belgard Fire Pit Winner:

 WENDY P. from PENNSYLVANIA

Wendy’s S’mores Recipe:

Chocolate chip cookies, marshmallows and caramel-filled
chocolate bars! Makes a very yummy s’more!!

We hope that Wendy enjoys her new Belgard fire pit and continues to make more outdoor memories for years to come. Come back to the blog next week for some of our favorite picks of fireside memories and mouth-watering s’mores recipes submitted from around the nation.