Concrete Block Paving

Concrete Pavers London

The possible applications for pavers are only limited by your imagination. Maximize your outdoor living space with a design that is all your own. Create a scenic walkway in a beautiful backyard garden. A variety of hues and textures allow you to have unlimited possibilities to both compliment and enhance the natural beauty of any surrounding while being friendly to the environment. From palatial outdoor entertaining areas to pool decks with a relaxing spa-like feel, you can count on unsurpassed strength and flexibility. Concrete pavers can withstand the forces of weather, water and traffic. Plus, they are especially designed to withstand freeze-thaw conditions, making them a good choice for cool as well as warm climates.

The Benefits of Concrete Pavers

Appearance

Wide range of finishes, colors, shapes and sizes.  Laying patterns can compliment any home’s architecture due to a wide variety of styles available. 

Initial Cost & Installation

Moderate – Tightly fitted, uniform units are placed over a sand bed and a compacted aggregate base.  Immediately ready for use.  Can be installed by a homeowner or an ICPI Certified Installer. 

Maintenance

Low – Stained or broken pavers can be easily replaced without patches.  Dark colored pavers can help hide stains.  Factory-made pavers last for decades. 

Winter Durability

High – Small, high density units resist cracking as well as damage from freeze-thaw cycles and salts.  Pavers are stronger than ordinary or stamped concrete. 

Snow Removal

Smooth surfaces allow for easy snow removal.  Darker pavers help snow melt faster.  Snow-melt systems can be easily integrated to eliminate snow and ice removal.

Maintenance

When properly installed, interlocking concrete pavers have very low maintenance and provide an attractive surface for decades. Under foot and vehicular traffic, they can become exposed to dirt, stains and wear. This is common to all pavers. These steps include removing stains and cleaning, plus joint stabilization or sealing if required. Stains on specific areas should be removed first. A cleaner should be used next to remove any efflorescence and dirt from the entire pavement. A newly cleaned pavement can be an opportune time to apply joint sand stabilizers or seal it. In order to achieve maximum results, use stain removers, cleaners, joint sand stabilizers, and sealers specifically for concrete pavers.

Concrete pavers can act as a zipper in the pavement. When the need arises to make underground repairs, interlocking concrete pavers can be removed and replaced using the same material. Unlike Tarmac or poured-in-place concrete, segmental pavement can be opened and closed without using jack hammers on the surface and with less construction equipment. This results in no ugly patches and no reduction in pavement service life. In addition, no curing means fast repairs with reduced user delays and related costs. The process of reusing the same paving units is called reinstatement. This Tech Spec covers how to reinstate or “unzip and zip” interlocking concrete pavement. The following step-by-step procedure applies to any interlocking concrete pavement, including pedestrian areas, car parks, driveways, streets, industrial, port and airport pavers.