An interlocking concrete paver is a pre-cast piece of concrete or brick commonly used in exterior hardscaping applications (patios, walks and driveways). Developed in Europe and introduced into the United States in the early 1970s, interlocking concrete paving stones offer an aesthetic alternative to plain concrete or asphalt.
Strength, Durability and Flexibility
Paving stones are built to last. They are dense and strong will last longer than your lifetime.
Most people do not realize that paving stones are several times stronger than concrete. Concrete is tested to withstand 2000 PSI while paving stones are tested in excess of 8,000 PSI.
Paving Stones are set in a friction base sand mixture to lock them in place while remaining flexible. Even with cold and hot weather extremes, the expansion and contraction does not effect the paving stone installation.
Paving stones can be easily removed and replaced should the need ever arise.
Beauty and Value
Most importantly paving stones add beauty and aesthetics to your environment and value to your home.
There are so many different types of paving stones, colors, textures, shapes, sizes, patterns and designs that they can blend in and greatly enhance the beauty of any home or building.
Permeable Pavers: An Ecological Solution
Permeable pavers are designed and engineered to have the smallest ecological foot print of any other pavement system.
Traditional urban construction has diverted rainwater into storm sewers and ultimately into streams, rivers and lakes. This diversion of rainwater has resulted in over-taxed sewer systems, as well as chemically and thermally polluted waters. Permeable pavers can help in reducing the effects of urban development.
- Reduces stormwater load
- Eliminates thermal pollution of streams and rivers.
- Naturally filters contaminants and replenishes the water table
- Enables rainwater to be easily harvested
The environmental benefits are so significant that residential as well as commercial applications of permeable pavements are being promoted by municipalities and government officials.
Permeable pavements in residential applications can easily be combined with rainwater harvesting systems for outdoor seasonal uses as well.