Belgard Hardscapes is providing both landscape professionals and homeowners with a new tool for designing and installing hardscape projects.
How the tool works. Belgard says its website, belgard.com, is an easy-to-use hub for information about Belgard pavers, retaining walls, modular water and fire features, and finishing touches. It also features the Style File to help users save, organize and share images of their favorite outdoor space ideas and paver styles. Design recommendations accompany each image to identify pavers that complement each other and provide suggested patterns. Plus, helpful icons identify whether the selected paver is best suited to patios, walkways, driveways or pool decks. If it's a homeowner using the site, they simply click to send their Style File to a contractor to get an estimate once they have created their space.
Tailored to your region. Featuring different views for homeowners and professionals, the geo-targeted website invites visitors to enter their zip code for a customized experience of the styles and colors of Belgard pavers and retaining walls available in their region.
Contractor-specific section. The Professional section of the website outlines the benefits of becoming a Belgard Authorized Contractor and the exclusive programs that come with being authorized, such as the 3-D rendering Belgard Design Studio and the new Belgard Virtual Agency. The Belgard Virtual Agency allows Belgard Authorized Contractors to access more than 200 customizable advertising and marketing templates they can use to market their company and services to potential customers.
Other highlights of the Professional view include robust product information such as specs and color swatches, educational opportunities such as Belgard University and “lunch and learns,” and informative sales and marketing support.