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Material Sheet
Paving

Concrete Paver

What is it used for

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Residential Landscaping

Used for patios, garden paths, and driveways, offering a durable and customizable surface.


Commercial Properties

Ideal for parking lots, walkways, and courtyards, providing a robust and attractive paving solution.


Public Spaces

Employed in the construction of plazas, parks, and pedestrian areas, combining durability with visual appeal.

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Dimensions

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Length: 200 mm to 300 mm


Width: 100 mm to 200 mm


Height: 40 mm to 60 mm


Weight: 4 kg to 8 kg per paver, depending on the size

What it’s Made From

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Cement

The primary binding material, providing strength and durability to the paver.


Aggregates

Includes sand, gravel, and crushed stone, which add bulk and stability to the paver.


Water

Essential for the hydration process, which allows the cement to bind the aggregates together.


Additives

These can include materials like fly ash, slag, and chemical admixtures to enhance workability, durability, and strength.

Variations

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Permeable Concrete Paver

Description: Designed to allow water to pass through, reducing surface runoff and improving drainage.

Applications: Ideal for driveways, parking areas, and paths in environmentally sensitive areas.


Textured Concrete Paver

Description: Features a textured surface for enhanced slip resistance and aesthetic appeal.

Applications: Suitable for walkways, patios, and areas where slip resistance is important.


Colored Concrete Paver

Description: Available in various colors to match or contrast with the surrounding environment.

Applications: Used in decorative landscaping projects, driveways, and commercial spaces.

Installation

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Tools Required

Trowel | Spirit level | Rubber mallet | Measuring tape | Plate compactor


Materials Required

Concrete pavers | Sand | Gravel | Edging material | Jointing compound


Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Preparation:Clear and excavate the area to a depth of around 150-200 mm.
    Lay a geotextile membrane to prevent weed growth and improve stability.

  2. Base Layer:Add a sub-base of compacted gravel (100-150 mm thick) to provide a stable foundation.
    Compact the gravel using a plate compactor to ensure a solid base.

  3. Sand Layer:Spread a layer of sharp sand (around 30-40 mm thick) over the compacted gravel.
    Level the sand layer using a screed board.

  4. Lay Pavers:Start from a corner or edge and lay the pavers in the desired pattern.
    Use a rubber mallet to gently tap the pavers into place and ensure they are level.

  5. Edge Restraints:Install edging material around the perimeter to keep the pavers in place.

  6. Jointing:Fill the gaps between the pavers with sand or a suitable jointing compound.
    Use a plate compactor to settle the pavers and fill the joints completely.

  7. Finishing:Sweep the surface to remove any loose debris.
    Spray water over the pavers to clean off any remaining sand.

Technical Specification

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Compressive Strength: 30 - 50 MPa


Slip Resistance: High, especially when textured or treated


Weather Resistance: Excellent resistance to freeze-thaw cycles and UV exposure


Density: 2200 - 2400 kg/m³

Certification

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BREEAM: Certification for sustainable building products.


ISO 9001: Quality management standards certification.


ISO 14001: Environmental management standards certification.

Purchasing Quantities

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Single Units

Ideal for small projects, repairs, or when only a few pavers are needed.


Pallets

Typically sold in bulk, with each pallet containing multiple pavers. This option is suitable for medium to large construction projects.


Bundles

Smaller quantities than pallets, often sold in bundles of 10, 20, or 50 pavers, suitable for minor projects or additions.

Environmental Impact

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Sustainability Considerations

Concrete pavers are highly durable, reducing the need for frequent replacements and repairs.


Eco-friendly Alternatives

Permeable pavers that allow water to pass through, reducing runoff and improving groundwater recharge.


Energy Efficiency

The production of concrete can be energy-intensive, but modern practices aim to reduce this through the use of supplementary cementitious materials like fly ash.

Suppliers

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