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Why Unilock?

Superior Technology – Contractors you can trust!

A & B Landscaping and Tree Service Inc. is proud to be an authorized Unilock contractor. Unilock is an amazing product and has maintained durability in even the harshest weather conditions. This makes Unilock a perfect solution for your Midwest Chicago Suburban Homes and Businesses.

With superior technology and unparalleled quality, you can’t go wrong with our endless design possibilities. A & B’s trained associates will guide you through both the design and installation process. From project start to finish we are positive you will love the results!

Did you know? | Unilock Lifetime Guarantee

Unilock provides a transferable lifetime guarantee on the structural integrity of their paving stones, slabs and retaining wall units. Any materials installed and maintained to their guidelines, subject to normal wear, that prove defective, will be replaced without cost. This ensures a lifetime of dependability for you and your family for generations to come.

Unilock Outdoor Elements | Idea Center

We believe your outdoor space should be designed to connect with your home and express your distinctive sense of style. Create your own custom outdoor space with Unilock’s versatile palette of colors, textures and European-inspired styles.

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Take a look at the A & B Landscaping and Tree Services Idea Center courtesy of Unilock. Take a look around, get inspired…and remember what you see is only the beginning. If there is something you are interested in, and you don’t see it here contact us and we’ll see if we can find you what your looking for!

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You’ve worked hard to make your home a place of comfort and contentment. A Unilock driveway is the exclamation point to the pride you feel every time you come home.


Choosing the product that’s right for you

Choosing the right product for your driveway is an important decision. Driveways are subject to a lot of use and abuse by vehicles, people, equipment and chemicals such as de-icing salt. Unilock pavers are designed to outperform other paving surfaces such as asphalt, poured concrete and stamped concrete. Consider Unilock Select™ pavers for premium styles and textures that can repel dirt, oil and chewing gum.


Compliment the design of your home

A Unilock driveway will enhance the curb appeal of your home and demonstrate your pride of ownership. As you consider the materials that you will use, try to replicate, augment or complement the architectural features of your home. A graceful flare at the street edge will allow cars to enter and exit with ease.


Accessorize and customize

Personalize your driveway by adding borders and accents to draw out specific colors from your home and create design continuity. Consider adding vertical features like pillars, planters and decorative walls to further enhance the beauty of your driveway.


Consider an ecological solution

If a large portion of your lot is a hard surface or if it’s subject to periodic flooding, permeable pavers are now an option to help divert water back into the ground. Most Unilock permeable pavers look just like our regular pavers so you don’t have to compromise style! Keep in mind that specialized site preparation and installation techniques are required.

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It’s where you welcome family and friends and connect with the neighborhood. A Unilock front entrance and walkway creates an inviting transition into your home and connects all the elements of your landscape.

  • Safe non-slip surface
  • Withstands severe freeze-thaw cycles
  • Unaffected by most household chemicals
  • Resistant to de-icing salt
  • Long term surface performance
  • Complements the design and curb appeal of your home
  • Unilock walls allow you to incorporate matching steps, plants and pillars

Complement your home

The exterior of your home should set the stage for design, textures and colors that you choose. Consider replicating, augmenting or complementing the architectural features of your home and other elements of your landscape for a cohesive look and feel.


Scale and proportion

Great front entrance design happens when you keep scale, proportion and function in mind. Remember, a front walkway should never be less than 4 feet wide at any point. The walkway should extend along the driveway 16 feet to allow easy access from a car parked in the driveway.


Adding curb appeal

Any realtor will tell you that homes with great entrances sell faster and for more money. Incorporation of borders, planters, seat walls and pillars add simple but unique extras to your design.


Make it safe

Making your front entrance or walkway safe and practical is also very important. Consider adding lighting to your design with elements such as pillars and light fixtures. For superior slip resistance, we recommend Unil

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Create a patio that is truly an extension of your home. With Unilock you can craft an outdoor living space designed to connect with family and friends, away from the world’s distractions.

  • Exceptional long-term surface performance
  • Withstands severe freeze-thaw cycles
  • Resistant to de-icing salt
  • Build grill islands, fireplaces, water features, planters, pillars and more Unilock products
  • Unaffected by most household chemicals
  • Safe non-slip surface

Add a Fireplace or Fire Pit

Not only does a fireplace or fire pit add warmth and light to your patio during the evenings, it creates a focal point in your design and is the perfect place to gather with friends and family! Choose a pre-built element or have a professional contractor custom build one with our wall products.


Build an Outdoor Kitchen

If cooking outdoors is your passion you may consider adding a kitchen to your patio. BBQ grill islands, pizza ovens, designated eating areas and amenities such as an outdoor fridge are all great options that transform your patio into an outdoor living room.


Incorporate a Water Feature

Water features also serve as a great focal point in your design. In addition, the soothing sound of falling water can provide relaxation to your backyard oasis. Consider pairing it with an outdoor fireplace or part of your pool deck.


Designing the Horizontal Surface

The floors of your outdoor rooms can be made more interesting by your choice of laying patterns or by using borders to create the look of an area rug for furniture groupings. In cooking areas consider pavers with our EasyClean technology to prevent stains and to make clean up easy.

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Unilock wall products give you the ability to create a variety of vertical structures. Beyond steps, pillars, seat walls and grill islands, creative features such as outdoor showers, mailboxes, waterfalls and archways are only the beginning of what can be designed.

  • Unaffected by most household chemicals
  • Withstands severe freeze-thaw cycles
  • Resistant to de-icing salt
  • Incorporate Unilock Select pavers into the face
  • Build grill islands, fireplaces, water features, planters, steps, pillars and more with Unilock products

Create the vertical dimension

Adding fireplaces, fire pits, water features, garden walls, seat walls, pillars and other vertical elements can help transform your outdoor spaces into an outdoor living area. Incorporating the same accents from the horizontal surface creates a unified design.


Create rooms

As you design your outdoor space, create distinct areas. These spaces can be defined by changing the elevation with 1 or 2 steps or by adding seat walls. Seat walls also provide added seating for large-get-togethers and eliminate the need for extra furniture. Anchoring walls with pillars adds a nice touch to the design and can be used to mount beautiful and functional lanterns.


Add a wall accent

For a completely harmonious design, design your walls, pillars and grill islands to complement your paver selection. Simply incorporating the same color banding in the wall as used in the paver surface will tie the entire project design together and set your project even further apart from others.