PDF Resources

During its four-generation history, Ideal has written and collected a vast library of resources relating to hardscape products. We are pleased to share a selection carefully chosen to provide the knowledge you seek with regard to design, specification, installation, products, patterns and more. This information is intended for use as guidelines to assist the user achieve the goals for which our products are intended. When a design professional is involved, we defer to their judgement based on their knowledge, experience and understanding of the conditions and scope of the project. In all cases, it is the user’s responsibility to determine the suitability of our products with regards to the use for which they are intended.

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    2021 Ideal Concrete Block Catalog

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    A Contractor’s Guide to Installing Interlocking Concrete Pavers

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    A Contractor’s Guide to Installing Segmental Retaining Wall Systems

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    Ancestral Garden Seatwall Cross-section

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    Ancestral Retaining Wall Cross-section

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    Ancestral Wall – 3″ and 6″ High Set Combination Free-Standing

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    Ancestral WallStone Double-Sided Modular Wall Brochure

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    Andover 5511Permeable Concrete Pavers Brochure

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    Andover Collection, GrandStone & 5511, Traditional & Permeable Brochure

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    Aqua-Bric® 8 Pavers Brochure

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    Aqua-Bric® 8 Pavers Installation Guide

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    Aqua-Bric® IV Manual Installation Guidance

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    Aqua-Bric® Pavers Brochure

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    Boston Colonial Pavers® Brochure

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    Boston Colonial Pavers® Pattern Guide

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    Brookstone Color Units

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    Chelmsford Step Brochure

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    Color and Product Packaging Directory

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    Dimensional Stone Pattern Guide

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    Encora Brochure

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    Encora Pattern Guide

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    FineLine Series Brochure

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    Fire Pits–ScapeStone-Olde Boston-Roman Pisa® Brochure

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    Georgetown Colonial Pavers Brochure

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    Georgetown Colonial Pavers Pattern Guide

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    GravityStone® Fat Face & Fat Face – 2/3 Scored Brochure

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    GravityStone® Brochure

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    GravityStone® CAD Sheets

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    GravityStone® Pillar Details 1

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    GravityStone® Pillar Details 2

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    GravityStone® Wall Details – Double-sided Mini-Cell Wall Terminations

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    Homeowner Installation and Pattern Guide for Concrete Pavers

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    Homeowner Installation and Pattern Guide for Concrete Pavers – SPANISH

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    Homeowner Installation and Pattern guide for Permeable Pavers

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    How to Pave DIY Permeable

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    Interlocking Concrete Pavement Distress Summary

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    King of Hearth Brochure

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    MillStone Brochure

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    MillStone Pattern Guide

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    Mineral Oil Bio-Degradation within a Permeable Pavement: Long Term Observations

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    Natural Stone by Ideal Brochure

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    Natural Stone by Ideal Thin Veneer Collection

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    Oil Retention and Microbial Ecology in Porous Pavement Structures

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    Olde Boston Random Wall with Pillar Cross-section

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    Olde Boston Brochure

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    Pavement Comparison Guide

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    Peak Performance from Concrete Pavers

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    Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements and Stormwater Glossary & Terms

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    Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers Brochure

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    PICP – Basic Productivity Estimates

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    PICP Attributes

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    PICP Berm Method Installation Guide

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    PICP Components – Full Exfiltration

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    PICP Components – No Exfiltration

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    PICP Components – Partial Infiltration with Geotextile on the Bottom

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    PICP Stone Gradations

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    Plaza Paver Brochure

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    Plaza Paver Pattern Guide

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    Preliminary Design Request Form

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    ProLine Product Catalog

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    ProLine Radiant Snow Melting Systems Brochure

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    Raised and Multi-level Patios

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    Rockport Step Brochure

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    Roman Pisa® Brochure

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    Roman Pisa® Pattern Guide

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    Roman Pisa® Pillar or Post 20 x 20 Cross-section

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    Roman Pisa® Pillar or Post 28 x 28 Cross-section

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    Segmental Retaining Walls Best Practices Guide

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    Stonewall CAD Sheets

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    Stonewall Collection Product Brochure

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    StraightLine Brochure

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    Symetry® Brochure

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    Symetry® Pattern Guide

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    Tech Spec 01: Glossary of Terms for Segmental Concrete Pavement

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    Tech Spec 02: Construction of Interlocking Concrete Pavements

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    Tech Spec 03 : Edge Restraints for Interlocking Concrete Pavements

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    Tech Spec 04 : Structural Design of Interlocking Concrete Pavement for Roads and Parking Lots

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    Tech Spec 05 : Cleaning, Sealing and Joint Sand Stabilization of Interlocking Concrete Pavements

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    Tech Spec 06 : Reinstatement of Interlocking Concrete Pavements

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    Tech Spec 07 : Repair of Utility Cuts Using Interlock Concrete Pavers

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    Tech Spec 08 : Concrete Grid Pavements

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    Tech Spec 09 : Guide Specification for the Construction of Interlocking Concrete Pavement

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    Tech Spec 10: Application Guide for Interlocking Concrete Pavements

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    Tech Spec 11: Mechanical Installation of Interlocking Concrete Pavements

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    Tech Spec 12: Snow Melting Systems for Interlocking Concrete Pavements

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    Tech Spec 13: Slip and Skid Resistance for Interlocking Concrete Pavements

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    Tech Spec 14: Concrete Paving Units for Roof Decks

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    Tech Spec 15: A Guide for the Construction of Mechanically Installed Interlocking Concrete Pavements

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    Tech Spec 16: Achieving LEED Credits with Segmental Concrete Pavement

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    Tech Spec 17: Bedding Sand Selection for Interlocking Concrete Pavements in Vehicular Applications

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    Tech Spec 18: Construction of Permeable Interlocking Pavements Systems

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    Tech Spec 19: Design, Construction and Maintenance of Interlocking Concrete Pavement Crosswalks

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    Tech Spec 20: Construction of Bituminous Sand Set Interlocking Concrete Pavement

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    Tech Spec 21: Capping and Compressive Strength Testing Procedures for Concrete Pavers

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    Tech Spec 22: Geosynthetics for Segmental Concrete Pavements

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    Tech Spec 23: Maintenance Guide for Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements

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    Tech Spec 25: Construction Guidelines for Segmental Concrete Paving Slabs and Planks in Non-Vehicular Residential Applications

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    The Ideal Way to Build Walls with Style using Pisa2® and Roman Pisa®

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    The Ideal Way to Build Walls with Style using Stonewall and Tumbled Stonewall