Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sustainable Hardscape by MPG

See below for examples of sustainable hardscape systems available from your local Midwest Products Group company. Please visit our website for additional information on the products that make MPG your landscape and masonry product resource.

Modular Precast Rain Gardens

Freno Rain Garden System Brochure

Plantable Segmental Retaining Walls and Slopes

Monday, December 20, 2010

Romanstone Paver Streetscape - Springfield, IL

Romanstone concrete pavers continue to be called for to help transform Capitol Avenue in Springfield, IL into the most attractive and durable streetscape in the Illinois state capitol.

The pavers used for this ongoing streetscape are the Romanstone Holland-Stone 80mm interlocking concrete pavers. See links below for additional information.

A wide variety of standard and custom Romanstone color blends were used to create the desired patterns and required roadway markings. See below for a list of colors and color blends along with examples of how they were used on this project.

Midwest Color Blend (Aprons between Street and Sidewalk)
Harvest Color Blend (Streets)
Newtown Yellow Color (Center Lines)
Sandstone Color (Crosswalks)
Limestone Color (Accent Bands, Railroad Crossing Markings)
Slate Color (Double Solider Course Accent Bands)

See below for additional project photos (click any thumbnail for larger view).

Friday, November 12, 2010

Rosetta Hardscapes - Outcroppings and Steps

Midwest Products Group is proud to be your resource for Rosetta Hardscapes. With a fully engineered family of products, any structural application is now possible with the look and feel of weathered, natural stone. For more information on the benefits and cost savings provided by using Rosetta, please contact your local Midwest Products Group company.

Beautiful Weathered Stone Textures
Consistent Dimensions = Fast Installation
Durable Wet Cast Concrete = Long Term Durability
Engineered, Interlocking Units for Gravity and Reinforced Applications
Multiple Natural, Integral Color Blends
Wall Designer Program
Learn more at

Rosetta Outcropping - Cedar Valley Blend @ Chaddock Cottage (Quincy, IL)

 Rosetta Outcropping - Cedar Valley Blend @ Private Residence (Ballwin, MO)

Rosetta Irregular Steps - Cedar Valley Blend @ Kirchner Bridgeton Office
For more Bridgeton photos and video, visit:

Rosetta Outcropping and Belvedere - Cedar Valley Blend, Kansas City, MO

 Rosetta Irregular Steps - Cedar Valley Blend

 Rosetta Outcropping and Irregular Steps - Southwest Blend (Jefferson City, MO)

 Rosetta Outcropping - Cedar Valley Blend (Lake of the Ozarks, MO)

Rosetta Outcropping - Cedar Valley Blend (Springfield, MO)

Rosetta Outcropping - Southwest Blend

Rosetta Outcropping - Cedar Valley Blend

Rosetta Outcropping Installation

Childrens Amphitheatre - Rosetta Outcropping Walls and Irregular Steps

Rosetta Outcropping Tiered Retaining Walls

Residential Application using Outcropping and Irregular Steps

This innovative line of hardscape products combines the rugged subtlety of natural weathered stone with the installation efficiency and the engineered security of interlocking, dimensional concrete blocks. Rosetta’s captivating retaining wall and step collection takes half the time to install compared to natural outcropping stone while eliminating waste and costly overruns.

For additional photos, brochures, specifications, and over 200 pre-drawn cross-sections, please visit

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements - Greater St. Louis Area

See below for photos and videos from completed projects as well those taken during the construction process.

Aqua-Bric Permeable Pavers
UNI Eco-Stone Permeable Pavers

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC)

Alton, IL - South of the Melvin Price Dam

Video - Access Road Mechanical Paver Installation

US Army Corps of Engineers

Rivers Project Office / Migratory Bird Sanctuary (West Alton, MO)
Aqua-Bric Pavers - Riverlands Blend (modified from Timberwood Blend)

Aqua-Bric - New Town Blend

Permeable Paver Alley Pilot Project (Compton Heights near Geyer Avenue)

City of Saint Louis Board of Public Service - Terra Cotta Blend Aqua-Bric Pavers

Aqua-Bric - Forest Park Blend

Ranken Jordan (Maryland Heights, MO)

Aqua-Bric Pavers in Limestone and Timberwood Tan Colors

University City Parking Lot - AquaBric (Timberwood Blend)

Aqua-Bric - Turnberry Blend
Aqua-Bric - Autumn Hickory Blend
Aqua-Bric - Turnberry Blend

Aqua-Bric (Parking Lot) - Autumn Hickory Blend

Navastone Roman Cobble (Sidewalk) - Autumn Brown and Buff

UNI Eco-Stone - Bethany Ledge and Terra Cotta Blends

Aqua-Bric and UNI Eco-Stone - Limestone and Timberwood Blend

UNI Eco-Stone Drive Lanes with Aqua-Bric Parking Areas (2008 Office Expansion)

UNI Eco-Stone Pavers (original installation in 2004)

Please contact David Mudd at 314-291-3200 with any questions or for additional information on the concrete pavers available from Midwest Products Group.


About Me...

David Mudd is a Hardscape Sales Engineer at Midwest Block & Brick, a Midwest Products Group company. Please visit for more information about the products and services that make Midwest your masonry and hardscape resource.