3 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Paving Contractors

Your driveway should be inspected for holes and cracks on a regular basis since neglecting to do so will end up costing you money. If you have big holes in your driveway, you could risk damaging your car’s suspension or if someone were to step in it, they might be injured. If driveway maintenance is left for too long, you’ll have to repave your driveway sooner, causing you to spend more money.

Another way to waste money is to hire unskilled paving contractors for your paving project. This can create even bigger problems than you already have. When hiring paving contractors, you need to be extra careful and keep the following in mind.

  1. Get several quotes

When faced with major home improvements such as paving, the worst thing you can do is to go for the first quote you receive. Do your homework, and find reliable paving contractors, then get at least three quotes so you can make an informed decision.

  1. Get references

Once you’ve settled on a paving contractor, visit their website or facebook page and get some feedback from previous clients. If you can’t find anything online, ask your potential paving contractor for references and get in touch with them. Don’t just blindly trust that they know what they are doing.

  1. Don’t hire paving contractors based on price

Never go for the cheapest paving contractor! Unless you’ve done all the necessary research and you’re certain they really are the best option. Chances are if they are the cheapest, they are buying lower quality materials which will affect the job they will do for you.

For a reliable paving contractor in Johannesburg, get in touch with Techno Pave. With almost 20 years experience in the paving industry, you can trust that they will give your project the attention it deserves.




Whatever the project, from paving to building & more, Techno Pave & Projects is the team to call!

There is very little that phases Jacques Barlow and the highly trained teams that are headed by the steady, hands-on guidance this experienced founder and owner of Techno Pave & Projects provides!

Because of the exceptional workmanship obvious in all the paving carried out by this team, clients have insisted that whatever the job, Techno Pave & Projects is the only company they trust to do it, forcing Techno Pave to become Techno Pave & Projects!

This means that, aside from the superb reputation earned by this team over many years for excellence in paving, Techno Pave & Projects has a list of additional services that just seems to keep growing to keep up with the demand!

There is a team trained for every role they play in the versatile range of additional services that have been added to the ability that Techno Pave & Projects has to remain fully focussed on each of these services, as and when they are called for.

It has to be said; Techno Pave & Projects deserves their reputation for being the number one paving company in Gauteng, by the simple virtues of an unwavering commitment to superb quality, exceptional workmanship and affordability, rolled into one powerful punch in the industry.

The additional services Techno Pave & Projects is able to carry out include building and associated services such as plastering and tiling, and, without having to call any other contractors in, they will put up car ports, shade ports and secure your property with steel fencing and gate automation.

It’s virtually impossible to get more versatile than this! But there’s more!  Techno Pave & Projects is also involved in tar surfacing, kerbing, road marking and bollards throughout Pretoria, Johannesburg and the Vaal region – these guys mean business, even after all the years they have been at it!

While paving may be the core business at Techno Pave & Projects, the same level of workmanship remains consistent across all services with what their paving projects reflect, and if you want to be absolutely sure that you will have a company on your side that takes your completion schedule as seriously as you do, then Techno Pave & Projects is definitely the team for you!

While Techno Pave & Projects makes no false promises and offers no meaningless guarantees, this team has based its success since 1999 on the fact that their success is based solely on the success of each installation or project completed – it’s all designed to offer quality and peace of mind about your investment!

Looking at just a taste of some projects completed by Techno Pave & Projects is inspiring, and it is clear from some of the paving shown on this page that there is artistry at work within this team, which, by the way, is more than happy to assist you consultancy and advisory services that will make starting on your project a lot easier.

These services include a thorough assessment of each project, meticulous planning based on project specifications and an attention to detail that has always been appreciated by their many satisfied clients!

The idea at Techno Pave & Projects is to take each client through every individual project from drawing board to completion, without wasting time and money, or messing with schedules!  Techno Pave & Projects delivers on time, the project schedule is set once all plans are in place, and it is stuck to as it should be!

Bring any project to Techno Pave & Projects and watch them work the magic that has made them, first and foremost, a trusted, dependable, reliable and professional company, and they will show you how this team continues its drive to excel on all the projects they tackle, big or small!

Quality and affordable Paving in Pretoria

How do you choose the right paving company in Gauteng to do your investment justice?

Before we get into how to go about choosing the right paving company in Pretoria, Johannesburg and the surrounding Vaal region, please make sure that you don’t settle for a backyard paver, the result of a choice like this is that you will end up with paving that barely settles before it needs repairing, or, heaven forbid, replacing!

You can get quality paving at affordable prices, Techno Pave & Projects has been proving this since 1999, but trying to get it ‘on the cheap’ is going to be throwing money away, it’s a whole lot more affordable to work with professionals than to keep calling your ‘contractor’ back to repair time and again, if you can even find them!

Here are a few tips on how to choose a paving company you can rely on for a good investment:

  • Check the reputation of the company!

As in every sector of business, there are fly-by-nights who will take your money and move along swiftly, leaving inferior work in their dust, so do your research into the paving companies you are looking at.  Check into how long they have been in business, their reputation among past clients and what the standard of workmanship is on the whole.

  • Check out what the list of major clients looks like.

A sure measure of the trust placed in any paving company is the level of clients who are more than satisfied with their paving projects, even if, like Techno Pave & Projects, the company tackles projects both big and small!  Paving carried out for big business takes experience, knowledge and a high level of skill to achieve success!

  • Look at the portfolio of works completed.

Pictures say a thousand words, and they count when you are making a large investment in paving, so make sure you have visuals of work completed, preferably on a website as professionally accessible as Techno Pave & Protects is.

  • What type of projects has the company worked on?

The more versatile the services are the company offers, the more versatile the teams will be for each specific project and site.  In the case of Techno Pave & Projects, this team has tackled everything from shopping malls to hospitals, residential and commercial properties, along with schools and projects in rural areas.  Techno Pave & Projects also works closely with property developers, building companies, architects and more, given them a very versatile range of capabilities.

  • What quality can you expect, and is it affordable?

The million-dollar question! Make sure of your facts here, it’s your investment so be as fussy as you like about this!  Are you looking at SABS approved paving? Is the type of paving you want high quality, whether it is brick paving, cobblestone, clay or masonry brick pavers, to mention a few? There is also no doubt that we all want quality paving at affordable prices, so, if you want both, quality and affordability, you need to speak to the guys at Techno Pave & Projects – Jacques Barlow is the hands-on owner of this company born from humble beginnings, and he is very approachable if you need honest input for your project.

These are the basics for finding the right paving company to add real value to your property with beautiful, intricate paving that adds aesthetic appeal as well! One last thing to note about Techno Pave & Projects is that they will not hesitate to assist you with the design of your paving, and their quoting procedure involves no commitment to accepting the quote based on a free site inspection, which results in a speedy quote, with no strings attached!

Call Techno Pave & Projects about the best paving in Gauteng before you start anywhere else!

Techno Pave & Projects has been around and around the block plenty of times since 1999, when Jacques Barlow, director and very hands-on owner of this company, started introducing residential and commercial property owners in Gauteng to what quality paving really is!

High quality paving starts with meticulous measurements, essential in the design phase, in order to deliver a high value investment for every client; the wrong measurements affect the design and eventual installation of paving, which can be a very costly mistake, hence the commitment to excellence in everything Techno Pave & Projects does, which includes an attention to detail rare in the industry.

Techno Pave & Projects starts by offering you a free quote, which is generated from measurements taken after an assessment of the project site, and then sent to you without wasting time.  It’s your budget and this team respects that, which is why Techno Pave & Projects offers only high quality paving at affordable prices – fit for any budget, large or small.

Speaking of large and small, whatever the size of the project, Techno Pave & Projects delivers an exceptional service, which is a point of pride for this hard working team!

Once the paving design is in place and firmly set up on the drawing board, a project schedule will be worked out to fit within your required timeframe, and you can expect project completion on time,  every time, with Techno Pave & Projects on board!

You will also be kept updated throughout the project period, so no chasing after anyone, trying to find out how the project is going, these are all reasons that, when combined, rightfully make Techno Pave & Projects the number one company for quality paving at affordable prices in Pretoria, Johannesburg and the surrounding region!

If you are set on an intricately beautiful paving design, you will be in the right hands with Techno Pave & Projects!  To this team paving is an art, and they work at it with the same creativity and focus that an artist would on canvas, so that not only do you get what you really wanted, you will be enhancing the attractiveness of your residential or commercial property and adding to the resale value of the property.

Techno Pave & Projects is also able to submit tenders for all types of segmental paving, ranging from basic designs to the most intricate of designs, using only first-grade quality of a large variety of paving products they use, such as flagstones, cobblestone, clay and masonry brick pavers, to produce superb paving for everything from driveways to paving areas as large as 20,000 m2!

As far as Jacques and his teams at Techno Pave & Projects are concerned, their success, and phenomenal growth over the years is directly related to the quality and excellence of every step you will take from the drawing board to final installation with these guys, visible on every project completed throughout the years!

Why not start with the experts? It’s going to save you a ton of time, give you peace of mind that comes with quality, and fit your budget very neatly!

Quality and affordable Paving in Pretoria

If you have any project in mind, contact Techno Pave & Projects; they’ll show you how to get it done right!

Techno Pave & Projects may well be the number one paving company in Gauteng, but this team is about a lot more than paving alone!  Installing the very highest quality in paving for customers in Pretoria and Johannesburg has, and still is, the number one focus at Techno Pave & Projects, however, over the years, a variety of additional building services have been added to the scope of work carried out by Techno Pave & Projects teams.

These additional services have been added based on the demands of loyal clients who know they can rely on the consistent quality of work carried out by Techno Pave & Projects, whether it is for paving, tiling or car ports, which are just a few examples of what this versatile company is able to tackle.

Jacques Barlow started Techno Pave & Projects in 1999, and, as a prime example of his commitment to ensure that every project, whether it is intricately beautiful paving, segmental paving or civil construction projects that require a host of skills, each team at Techno Pave & Project is highly trained in order to play their individual roles expertly and professionally on every project!

Jacques is permanently involved with the day to day running of the business, from quoting to the management of all aspects of project construction and asphalt laying, and, as a specialist in brick paving in Gauteng and civil construction projects, he makes sure that he also has a team he can rely on to back him on his unswerving commitment to excellence, irrespective of the size or type of project.

We’ve had it pretty tough economically in recent years, which means that budgets are a little more stretched than usual, but when you’re dealing with Techno Pave & Projects, you can rely on the commitment to offering the value for money and service excellence that has made Jacques and his teams the number one paving company in Gauteng!

When you deal with professionals like Techno Pave & Projects, you know that there will be no extra’s tacked onto your budget, and that you can rely on them to keep you updated on the progress of the project from the start right up to the completion date, which is always on time!

Construction companies have deadlines that have to be met if they want to avoid paying heavy penalties, which can be very costly, especially on large-scale projects, but when Techno Pave & Projects is doing the paving, earthworks, plastering and tiling or steel fencing and gates, construction companies know they can rely on Techno Pave & Projects to keep to their end of the deal in terms of meeting deadlines!

Techno Pave & Projects has the knowledge and skill to be able to provide bollards, kerbing, tar surfacing and road marking, along with a variety of other building services, which include carports and car shades, testimony to the experience, quality and growth achieved by Techno Pave & Projects over the years.

Whatever the project, give the guys at Techno Pave & Projects a call, they will offer you the best guidance available in the industry today!


Let Techno Pave & Projects help you to choose the right paving to suit your driveway.

Paving isn’t just paving! Some paving is better for high traffic areas, while others don’t fare as well under the same conditions, which is where the experience and knowledge of Techno Pave & Projects comes in very handy!

The paving you would use for your patio is not necessarily going to be suitable for your driveway or pathways, but, wherever you are going to pave, it is important to make sure that you choose paving that is going to go the distance without needing too much maintenance – keep in mind though that all paving will require a bit of love and care every now and then to keep it looking good through all seasons.

Techno Pave & Projects offer optimal quality at affordable prices, using only first-grade SABS approved bricks from well-established and trusted suppliers, and creating works of art with high quality cobblestone, flagstone, clay and masonry brick pavers, so quality is never in question when it comes to what is delivered by Techno Pave & Projects.

Concrete has always been one of the most popular choices for driveways, however, many homeowners look for something more interesting in their paving and to make it a beautiful extension of their home, which is where cobblestones have become popular as one of the most durable options for driveways.

Cobblestone pavers can handle the weight of vehicles over many years without showing any signs of cracking or damage, and, no matter how bad the weather is, a cobblestone driveway will not need replacement, even in the harshest of environments – history shows this clearly in the cobblestone roads that have stood for centuries in far older countries than South Africa!

On an aesthetic level, cobblestone can give your home or commercial property great visual appeal, and, with the variety of colours available and the right unique design, even your driveway can become a personalised signature of your own style and personality – it’s a major investment so you may as well get creative with the team at Techno Pave & Projects and have fun in the process!

Look around at driveways and you’ll see the stains that culprits like oil leaks and other leaks from cars as well as tire marks leave indelibly imprinted on many a driveway, if that’s not what you want, you won’t get better than a well-sealed cobblestone driveway, and, since Techno Pave & Projects has been in the industry since 1999, you can be absolutely certain that they know their stuff!

Another great quality of a cobblestone driveway is that even if a paver does somehow get stained or damaged, Techno Pave & Projects will easily be able to remove and replace it, which cannot be done with concrete driveways – once a concrete driveway starts giving in to damage and cracks, the only way to repair it is to replace it!

Ultimately though, the team at Techno Pave & Projects, with owner Jacques Barlow totally involved, will guide you through your choices, the pros and cons of the different types of pavers, and make sure that your final choice will be made based on the professional advice of a team who really care about the quality of their workmanship!

Benefits of hiring a professional paving company for your project

When it comes to paving your driveway, you can either do it yourself or get a professional paving company to run your project. While there are benefits either way, below we outline the benefits of hiring the experts to handle your paving project.

  1. Hiring a paving company might save you time

Time is Money? It’s true, you might be able to save money by paving your own driveway but keep in mind the time you’ll be spending on this project. If you do something every day, you learn ways to do it more efficiently. While it can take you weeks to finish your project, a paving company can finish within days.

  1. Safety comes first

A professional paving company will take precautions to adhere to all the safety rules and regulations while on the job. To reduce the risk of injury, they will never push their own limits as safety comes first.

  1. Quality is crucial

Paving your driveway once every few years or watching a few youtube videos, hardly makes you an expert. There are things you won’t know how to do. Paving contractors will know exactly what to do and how to do it. Avoid the costly mistake of hiring a professional after a paving job gone bad.

By hiring a paving contractor, your job will look professional and take much less time than when doing it yourself.

It is quite possible to save money by paving your driveway yourself but if you hire a professional they will do the job better and quicker, saving you time and perhaps even money in the long run.

Techno Pave is a professional paving company that operates in Pretoria and Johannesburg. They have nearly 20 years experience in the industry and offer a wide range of related services. Get in touch with the team at Techno Pave for a quote today.

From humble beginnings to incomparable services, no one does it like Techno Pave & Projects!

Many of the most successful businesses started in a garage or backyard, and while Jacques Barlow may have established Techno Pave & Projects in 1999 to focus solely on beautiful paving in Pretoria and Johannesburg from very humble beginnings, he had already had many years’ worth of experience in the industry going back to Barlow Brothers CC, which is experience that cannot be earned any other way than by offering the best of everything.

The best of everything today from Techno Pave & Projects not only encompasses high quality pavers at affordable prices in the Vaal Triangle, the truly exceptional success and growth enjoyed by Techno Pave & Projects is based solely on attention to detail and expert workmanship, which is where services over and above paving simply had to be added to a truly versatile repertoire.

Jacques was determined to start on the right foot by carefully training all members of the various teams used on every Techno Pave & Projects undertaking, and, as the company grew to stand head above shoulders of the rest, a whole list of additional services were added, and, once again, Jacques has made sure that each member of any team is highly skilled and trained for the specific role they play in any project.

Whether it is beautiful, intricate paving designed and installed by a team who treat paving as an art, expert plastering and tiling, building or civil project management, the versatility offered by Techno Pave & Projects on any job they tackle remains of the same high standard that has brought this team to its position as the leading paving contractor in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Techno Pave & Projects is not limited to the Tswane Metro area, their services range throughout Gauteng, from the Eastrand to the Westrand, Brits, Bronkhorspruit and even as far as Warmbaths, wherever you are in this broad region you can rely on Techno Pave & Projects to be there!

Techno Pave & Projects will be the sole contractor you will be dealing with, from the drawing board to completion of your project, and you can rest assured that not a detail will be missed, irrespective of whether your project is large or small.

Despite the fact that the core of what Techno Pave & Projects does is the very best in paving, using only optimum quality pavers at affordable prices, this team approaches every other project with the same service excellence, workmanship, reliability and professionalism which has already earned them a fantastic reputation over the years.

Jacques and his teams have enough experience to tackle virtually any project; their services are definitely not limited to what is listed on their website!

Whether you are looking for a trusted team to carry out superb paving that will last or earthworks and tar surfacing, road marking, sub-surface drainage systems as well as kerbing, it will be carried out with the same meticulous attention to detail as offered in other areas of expertise.

It would be impossible to find a company as willing as Techno Pave & Projects to deliver only the best in service, knowledge and workmanship, you can also rely on this team to offer professionalism unmatched in the paving and building industry in Gauteng!

Find out more about just how much Techno Pave & Projects is willing to put into making every project a success and well worth the investment!

Paving Your Driveway Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank – Just Use Techno Pave in Pretoria

If you are planning to pave your driveway, it’s important to create a budget to manage your spending. Repaving your driveway is extremely advantageous to increase the value of your home in Pretoria but also to enhance its curb appeal.

Setting up a budget for your paving project shouldn’t be too complicated. However, costs can vary significantly depending on whether you go the DIY route or hire professional paving contractors in Pretoria. Other factors to take into account is the size of your driveway, the quality of materials used as well as preparing the area to be paved.

The first decision you’ll need to make is whether you will attempt your paving project on your own or if you’ll hire paving contractors to do the job for you. You should consider the level of expertise needed since paving requires you to have certain skills. Another consideration when opting for DIY is the commitment to finish the project.

If you don’t have the required skills or knowledge to attempt the paving project yourself, it’s best to hire a professional paving contractor in Pretoria to avoid making costly mistakes.

Where can I find these reliable paving contractors you might ask? You don’t have to look any further. Techno Pave has been in the paving business for almost 20 years. Not only do they offer quality workmanship no matter the size of the job, their prices are extremely competitive. They pride themselves on being branded as professional and trustworthy and you will be treated like royalty any time you work with Techno Pave.

While paving is their speciality, they also offer other services like tar surfacing, road marking, kerbing and subsurface drainage systems.

Don’t spend more than you have to. Phone Techno Pave for a quote today.


When Techno Pave & Projects carries out your paving, it lasts for a lifetime!

Investments like paving and landscaping are the finishing touches that add aesthetic value to any building, residential or commercial, and are the extensions that add resale value to your property and need to last for years to come to enhance that value.

When Techno Pave & Projects works hand in hand with architects, construction companies and landscapers on new buildings or on renovations, it is with a degree of professionalism and excellence that is unrivalled in the paving industry, which is why they are the go-to team for many of these professionals.

The continued success that has marked Techno Pave & Projects as the number one paving company in Gauteng is based on the success of each of the paving projects they have left in their wake since 1999, to this team, each satisfied customer is yet another building block in the confidence that new customers can have in this team.

It takes creative design, artistry and inspired workmanship to produce the level of paving that has come to be expected of Techno Pave & Projects, and these are qualities that are expressed in all the work completed by the highly trained teams at Techno Pave & Projects.

Quality products at affordable prices are a priority at Techno Pave & Projects, putting this team in the position of being able to offer cost effective solutions to suit the budgets of all customers, and to plan projects around the time constraints of each customer.

Because Techno Pave & Projects considers each paving job as a work of art, the team pays meticulous attention to detail at every stage of each project, from working out designs according to specifications during the consulting phase and quoting done by a very involved owner, to the finalisation of a schedule and expert installation.

There’s an extra-special bonus to working with the Techno Pave & Projects team; if you happen to need a carport or car shade, steel fencing and gates or plastering and tiling done, Techno Pave & Projects is able to deliver the same standard of workmanship on all their additional services as they do with paving.

These additional services have been added through the years based on client demands and the trust that they have placed in Techno Pave & Projects, which also include many aspects of civil construction and other building related services, all of which are managed by owner/manager, Jacques Barlow.

Techno Pave & Projects does residential paving and commercial paving, moving with ease between projects like paving a driveway or around a pool, to large parking lots or decorative paving for large public areas.

Clients who form part of the success achieved by Techno Pave & Projects include major companies such as Imperial Group, ONE Property Holdings, M&T Developments and MNK Projects (Curro Schools), to name a few, however, to Techno Pave & Projects each customer is as important as the rest!

When you have chosen Techno Pave & Projects to design and install your paving, or to carry out any other project you need taken care of professionally, you can have absolute confidence in the fact that you will have made an investment to last a lifetime!