Paving Materials


There are basically three choices of paver material for paving an area:

  1. Concrete blocks in various shapes and colours used for
  • Decorative paving around gardens, pools, entertainment areas etc
  • Multi dwelling driveways, car parks and residential streets
  • Estate road developments
  • Light and heavy duty industrial areas
  • Specialised applications such as embankments, service stations, warehouse floors etc.
  1. Clay blocks in various shapes and colours used for
  • Extremely hard wearing
  • More vivid colour than concrete blocks
  • More expensive than concrete blocks
  • Mainly decorative purposes
  1. Rubber blocks in various shapes and colours used for
  • Areas where the safety of the public is a prime consideration eg. playgrounds
  • Entertainment areas eg. braais, pubs
  • Around swimming pools where a softer, non-slip area is required

CONCRETE BLOCK PAVING (CBP) vs PREMIX ASPHALT (TAR)

  • CBP requires no maintenance whereas asphalt requires overlaying after some years of use
  • CBP is far more durable than asphalt
  • CBP can be easily removed and relayed if services underneath need attention
  • CBP can be easily added to in matching colours and pattern
  • CBP is far more aesthetically pleasing than asphalt
  • CBP has a high skid resistance and sheds water rapidly
  • Drainage channels can be easily built into a CBP design

 

 

KEY ELEMENTS OF PAVING

Substratethe bed upon which the pavers are laid

Subgradethe existing soil / rock

Subbasethe imported layers of material used to reinforce the surface of the subgrade

Bedding sandthe layer of sand used to ‘bed’ the pavers

Jointing sand the fine sand used between the paving blocks to create a more rigid surface

Edge restraintsconcrete edging to hold the paved surface in place

Drainagedesigned to channel rainwater away from the paved surface

 

ADD BEAUTY AND VALUE TO YOUR HOME WITH DECORATIVE CONCRETE GARDEN EDGING:

  • No more untidy garden edging
  • The perfect finish for gardens, driveways, pool edges and entertainment areas
  • Golf course path edging
  • Estate & townhouse developments etc.
  • Produced on site with specialised equipment
  • Fully sealed & waterproofed
  • Coloured, patterned & glazed
  • Many different designs, colours & profiles to choose from