Techo-Bloc vs. EP Henry

Overall Techo-Bloc vs. EP Henry Comparison

We know that many hardscapers use EP Henry products, and we frequently get questions about how our two brands stack up. While EP Henry is a solid, well-established brand, at Techo-Bloc, we put obsessive time and effort into making sure we’re the best. Read further to see a detailed breakdown of Techo-Bloc vs. EP Henry. 

EP Henry has recently discontinued many of their products to focus on a core selection, reducing their offerings. Unfortunately, this can lead to problems if you used their discontinued products and need replacements. 

On the other hand, curating textures from around the world has enabled Techo-Bloc to create products that are beautiful on the surface and long-lasting to their core. And to ensure you find the right product for your next project, we carry a wide variety of styles and colors.

  • All of our products are made from precast concrete; while this is common, Techo-Bloc has recently released our proprietary HD2 technology, which delivers a higher density and higher strength compared to most products in the industry. 
  • We use a finer aggregate selection on the surface of our products, so aesthetically, our products wear and weather more gracefully over time. This means you’ll still be happy with your investment years down the (paved) road.

Pavers & Slabs

Techo-Bloc pavers are engineered to handle the freeze/thaw that occurs in the harshest of climates. 

  • We use the above-mentioned finer aggregates in our mix designs so there’s more cement to bind the smaller particles together.
  • This results in a product that contains fewer potential voids and, therefore, has a lower absorption rate. 
  • Lower absorption rates translate into a more durable product that resists freeze-thaw and de-icing salts better. 
  • Using finer aggregates also requires an increased percentage of pigment used in the mix. More particles mean more color to coat every little grain of sand and stone and results in a richer and more vibrant color that lasts.

When it comes to styles, Techo-Bloc is the clear leader between our two brands. Currently EP Henry offers 19 styles of pavers and slabs while Techo-Bloc offers 48.

Plus, with Techo-Bloc's industry leading dimensional tolerances and quality controls, joint lines and widths remain consistent, keeping on-site production rates up and making your customers happy with the final result.

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Double-Sided Walls

This category is especially important as the versatility of double-sided walls can not be underestimated. These products make the design and construction of seat walls, outdoor living features and raised patios much easier. Plus, double-sided walls reduce waste on-site as two faces of each unit are useable. 

  • Just like Techo-Bloc pavers, our double-sided walls are all interlocking to make installation easier and include our patented anchoring system clips packaged with the product at no charge. 
  • Our walls are made with paver manufacturing machines instead of wall block machines, leading to significantly higher density, better resistance to freeze/thaw conditions and de-icing salt resistance, all of which are covered by a lifetime transferable warranty.

Techo-Bloc has 10 double-sided wall collections available, while EP Henry currently offers 13, with most of their wall offerings being single-side options and only a few offered as double-sided under separate SKUs.

Compare
Dimensional Tolerance
Color Selection
Product Line Color Match
Build Vertical
Build Setback
Double-sided
Anchoring Pins
Corner/ Pillar option
Recomnded Cap/Coping options
Fire Pit
Warranty Info
Techo Bloc
Dimensional Tolerance
Plus/minus 3/16"
Color Selection
3
Product Line Color Match
Build Vertical
Build Setback
Double-sided
Anchoring Pins
Free
Corner/ Pillar option
Recomnded Cap/Coping options
3
Fire Pit
Square
Warranty Info
Warranty
Dimensional Tolerance
plus/minus 1/16" (1.5mm)
Color Selection
8
Product Line Color Match
Build Vertical
Build Setback
Double-sided
Anchoring Pins
Free
Corner/ Pillar option
Recomnded Cap/Coping options
7
Fire Pit
Circle
Warranty Info
Warranty
Dimensional Tolerance
plus/minus 1/16"
Color Selection
6
Product Line Color Match
Build Vertical
Build Setback
Double-sided
Anchoring Pins
Free
Corner/ Pillar option
Recomnded Cap/Coping options
3
Fire Pit
Circle
Warranty Info
Warranty
EP Henry
Dimensional Tolerance
N/A
Color Selection
3
Product Line Color Match
Build Vertical
Build Setback
Double-sided
Anchoring Pins
$
Corner/ Pillar option
Recomnded Cap/Coping options
4
Fire Pit
Square and Circle
Warranty Info
Warranty
Dimensional Tolerance
plus/minus 1/8" (3.2mm)
Color Selection
3
Product Line Color Match
Build Vertical
Build Setback
Double-sided
Anchoring Pins
$
Corner/ Pillar option
Recomnded Cap/Coping options
4
Fire Pit
Circle
Warranty Info
Warranty
Dimensional Tolerance
N/A
Color Selection
4
Product Line Color Match
Build Vertical
Build Setback
Double-sided
Anchoring Pins
$
Corner/ Pillar option
Recomnded Cap/Coping options
3
Fire Pit
Square and Circle
Warranty Info
Warranty

Permeable Pavers

Techo-Bloc’s permeable pavers are designed to allow for the proper percolation of surface water into the ground. This: 

  • Reduces the risk and severity of flooding
  • Eliminates puddles
  • Speeds up the melting process of snow
  • Reduces winter ice hazards
  • Increases cost-savings on de-icing salt and snow removal 


We wanted to ensure we had a wide variety of paver options that were eco-conscious and cost-effective for residential and commercial stormwater management, so we offer 18 different styles. Plus all of our styles can be used interchangeably with our regular pavers or interlocking applications.

 

EP Henry offers 5 styles, but the offering is very basic, featuring plain colors. 

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Coping & Pool Coping

With over 11 million residential swimming pools across the US and Canada, you need to have a solid offering to present when your client is looking for a stunning poolscape: This means coping is essential. Even if you’re not worried about a pool on your next project, one of the best ways to add value to a hardscape project is through the addition of vertical elements. Caps and coping are the grand finale to complete stairs, walls, fire pits and more. Coping is what takes a job from good to great, but only if you can find that perfect combination of color, texture and style.

 

Techo-Bloc offers 15 different coping options, 8 of which can be used with pools, and all of which are made from precast concrete. And any of our caps can be used on any of our walls and all are available in all of our colors, offering a wide range of style options.

 

EP Henry currently offers 4 wall cap options: 1 pillar cap, 1 smooth drycast and 2 split options. However, all of these options are rustic in style, with no modern or contemporary options.

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Dimensional Tolerance
Color Selection
Product Line Color Match
Facemix Technology
Permeable
Separate small rectangle for inlays & Banding
Available Oversized unit
Other available modular products (fit together)
Product Link
Warranty Info
Techo Bloc
Dimensional Tolerance
plus/minus 1/16" (1.5mm)
Color Selection
3
Product Line Color Match
Facemix Technology
HD2
Permeable
Separate small rectangle
for inlays & Banding
Available Oversized unit
Other available modular
products (fit together)
Valet, Squadra
Product Link
No comparable product found.
Warranty Info
Warranty
Dimensional Tolerance
plus/minus 1/16" (1.5mm)
Color Selection
7
Product Line Color Match
Facemix Technology
HD2
Permeable
Separate small rectangle
for inlays & Banding
Available Oversized unit
Other available modular
products (fit together)
Valet, Squadra,
Blu HD2 Smooth, Blu Polished
Product Link
No comparable product found.
Warranty Info
Warranty
Dimensional Tolerance
plus/minus 1/16" (1.5mm)
Color Selection
3
Product Line Color Match
Facemix Technology
HD2
Permeable
<
Separate small rectangle
for inlays & Banding
Available Oversized unit
Other available modular
products (fit together)
Valet, Squadra
Product Link
Warranty Info
Warranty
Belgarde
Dimensional Tolerance
plus/minus 1/8" (3.2mm)
Color Selection
10
Product Line Color Match
Facemix Technology
ColorTech (sealed)
Permeable
Separate small rectangle
for inlays & Banding
Available Oversized unit
Other available modular
products (fit together)
N/A
Product Link
N/A
Warranty Info
Warranty
Dimensional Tolerance
plus/minus 1/8" (3.2mm)
Color Selection
8
Product Line Color Match
Facemix Technology
ColorTech (sealed)
Permeable
Separate small rectangle
for inlays & Banding
Available Oversized unit
Other available modular
products (fit together)
Bristol Smooth
Product Link
N/A
Warranty Info
Warranty
Dimensional Tolerance
plus/minus 1/8" (3.2mm)
Color Selection
4
Product Line Color Match
Facemix Technology
Permeable
Separate small rectangle
for inlays & Banding
Available Oversized unit
N/A
Other available modular
products (fit together)
N/A
Product Link
N/A
Warranty Info
Warranty

Steps

When it comes to steps, all 5 of Techo-Bloc’s offerings (along with the 2 overlay collections for renovations) are constructed from precast concrete, so you get: 

  • Colors designed to mimic stone’s color variation
  • No potential for irregularities like mineral deposits
  • UV-resistant steps
  • More consistent look from beginning to end
  • Access to the same materials years later, in case you need to replace an individual stone or add to your project

Another huge advantage of our step offering is that it matches perfectly with our paver, slab and wall collections. This makes each Techo-Bloc step unit much more versatile than just a tread.

EP Henry offers 2 step units: 1 irregular wet cast unit and 1 chiseled face wetcast unit.

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Edges

Stone borders or edges complement your landscaping and help to reduce maintenance by keeping mulch in -- and the grass out -- of flowerbeds. Adding edges around flower beds also helps separate the pavers on the driveway from the greenery, creating well-defined and stunning, standout spaces that won’t shift from ground movement. 

Since every pavement needs an edge restraint anyway, why not ensure those edges are aesthetically pleasing and bring value to your client? Plus, some of our options, like Avignon and Pietra have an edge restraint anchor built right into the design. It's a 2-in-1 deal!

Our 9 edging stone collections add a polished finish to your outdoor space, with enough style and color options to match or enhance the rest of the home’s look. At this time, EP Henry only offers 2 split options for edging, in a limited palette.