Block Paving

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Block Paving
Block Paving
Block Paving
BLOCK PAVING
Block paving also known as brick paving is a commonly used as a decorative method of creating a driveway pavement or hard standing for asphetical and practical reasons. The main benefit of blocks over other methods are that individual bricks can later be lifted up and replaced. This allows for remedial work to be carried out under the surface of the paving without leaving a lasting mark once the block paving has been replaced. The blocks are typically made of concrete or clay though other composite materials are also used. Each has its own means of construction. The biggest difference is the way they set hard ready for use. A clay brick has to be fired in a kiln to bake the brick hard these tend to be more brittle and fragile, used commonly in heritage projects and areas of light foot traffic such as pathways and patios.

A concrete brick has to be allowed to set or cure, thus creating a much stronger and versatile product. The concrete paving blocks are a porous form of block formed by mixing small stones known as hardcore, dyes, cement and sand and other materials in various amounts. Many block paving manufacturing methods are now allowing the use of recycled materials in the construction of the paving bricks such as crushed glass and crushed old building rubble.
Common Block Paving Patterns
There are a vast style and variety of block paving to choose from and many different laying patterns that can be achieved using block paving. The most common of these is the herringbone. This pattern is the strongest of the block paving bonds as it offers the most interlocked form, therefore making it a good choice for driveways and road surfacing. A herringbone pattern can be created by setting the blocks at either 45 degrees or 90 degrees to the perpendicular.

Other popular types of pattern include stretcher bond and basket weave, with the latter being better suited to paved areas that will only receive light foot traffic, due to its weaker bond.
Concrete Block Pavers
Pavers come in a number of styles, shapes and tones. Pavers manufactured from concrete go well with flag, brick and concrete walkways or patios. If you reside in climates wherever winter temperatures dip below zero, concrete pavers are an honest selection. They cope well in extreme temperatures.
Block Paving
Block Paving