Now I’m an ICPI Instructor!

One problem in our industry is a lack of any building code, or minimum standards. Basically, anybody with a wheelbarrow and a shovel can call themselves a landscaper, and build patios, walkways, and driveways.

However, a number of years ago a group called the ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute) began to do studies on materials and installation techniques. This has led to a “best practices” book, and ultimately training and certification programs, in order to try to ensure that the public gets the best products and installations possible.

I have been an ICPI Certified Installer for many years, but this winter I had the opportunity to take it one step further. I am now a Certified ICPI Instructor. I teach other companies, contractors, and installers how to (and how not to!) install concrete pavers.

What does this mean for you, the client? Well, you can be sure that any project installed by Peace, Love, and Landscaping is using the most up-to-date and rigorously tested materials and methods in order to ensure that your patio, walkway, or driveway lasts for years to come.

For more information on the ICPI, visit