From past few years, the Interlocking Pavers have been quite a trend in the market. These are the concrete pavers or the tiles that are used to create paths. These things interlock to create a plain surface. Generally these are used in places like:
- Pool deck
- Roof deck etc.
This technique provides the place the durability to handle all kinds of pressure that can damage the regular surfaces. These things provide the beauty to any outdoor space that needs some touch up. One can place these pavers in the desired place himself as there is no requirement of mortar and grout. They interlock with one another themselves and create a uniform surface. The best thing about these pavers is that the whole work is very easy to maintain. The interlocking pattern helps them to keep affixed to each other and last for a longer period. In case one block is not fixed correctly or being uprooted, other blocks can keep it affix.
These pavers are manufactured out of a dry mixture of cement, sand, color and gravel. This composition gives the pavement the desired durability. The color mixed with the material is to provide the color of slate, granite or any other natural color appearance to the paver stone. The manufacturers also change designs time to time with the help of various color and pattern combination to make interlocking pavers look more trendy and beautiful.
These stones are available in a vast range of designs. One only has to make a choice between the different shapes and colors. The thing that suits the taste of the buyer can be easily searched among different dealers. There is also an option of customizing the designs that many companies provide. The manufacturers of these blocks also have such facilities to make the customer visualize how they will look when fixed.
The easy process:
The placing process of the pavement is very simple; so many of the people do the job themselves. They can set the stones as they are simple in shape and easy to interlock. Before placing the stones, it is necessary to dig the surface, where the pavement has to be made. The digging has to be done till the depth is 5 to 10 cm; it can also be 2 to 4 inches. The depth particularly depends upon the thickness of the tiles, to be installed. Then, the gravel has to be placed in a thin layer on this surface uniformly. This gravel is, then, covered with a relatively thick layer of sand. After putting the sand, the tiles are ready to be placed on the desired place. One can have different layouts as per the desire. The sand provides the required stability to the tiles and to some extent flexibility is also provided to the whole pavement.
Author: The author of this article is an expert who works with the www.pioneercaps.in to provide the knowledge on subjects like concrete pavers and other kind of pavements.
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