Interlocking Brick Paving: A Paving Solution That Will Last

It’s easy to admire a beautiful paving job, especially when it’s done with interlocking brick pavers. However, durability is its true appeal. As good as your paving looks, it is also extremely strong.

The brick pavers installed by Techno Pave are manufactured using the latest technology, thus quality you can trust. And when you combine a quality product with a quality installation, you have a paving solution that will last you decades.

Before brick paving is installed they need to meet durability standards to ensure maximum strength. Interlocking brick pavers are much stronger than poured concrete or asphalt. They also don’t crack the way concrete or asphalt will. This is due to the joints between pavers that allow for flexibility when placed under pressure.

Pavers perform great in cold, wet climates since they don’t absorb water. They are also non-slip, making them the safest option.

The longer your paving lasts, the more cost-effective it becomes in the long run. Brick pavers come in a variety of colours giving you many design options. This will instantly improve your home’s curb appeal.

Why Techno Pave is the paving company for your paving project

Techno Pave has been around since 1999. That’s almost twenty years worth of experience and knowledge. As a leader in the industry, we offer a thorough assessment of every client, followed by detailed specs and drawings.

We take great pride in the fact that every project is treated as a work of art. Our staff are highly skilled and equipped to handle any installation. Areas we cover include but aren’t limited to Tswhane Metro area, the East Rand, West Rand, Brits, and Bronkhorspruit.

Don’t risk reducing the lifetime of your paving by hiring amateurs when you can hire Techno Pave. Give us a call today for a free quote.

 

Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal With These Easy Tips

Curb appeal is something a prospective buyer would look for when in the market to buy a home. First impressions are vital and thus you have to impress your buyer even before they enter your home.

More homeowners are recognising the value of improving their curb by developing their landscape with plants, stonework, fountains etc. In recent years, improving curb appeal has also meant updating your driveway.

Concrete pavers are becoming an increasingly popular choice of design since it’s more attractive and will last longer. Thus, it’s a great investment when wanting to improve your home’s curb appeal. Concrete paving is easier to maintain and will last much longer without needing any repairs.

A neat driveway suggests to a prospective buyer that your home is well maintained. They instantly assume that even the things they can’t see will be in good condition. According to real estate experts, it’s easy to recover the cost of a driveway upgrade when you sell your home.

Another benefit of concrete pavers is that they are slip-resistant, making them a safe option. They also come in beige, coral and multi-coloured options to suit the colour of your home’s exterior.

Other ways to improve your home’s curb appeal

Walkways

Walkways that are properly paved can create a framed picture effect. To accentuate your entrance, make sure your walkway is at least one metre wide and curved gently.

Patios

Apart from the additional entertaining space, a well-designed patio paved with interlocking concrete pavers will enhance your home’s character.

Pool Decks

Integrate the pool visually into your landscape design with concrete pavers. Not only will it look beautiful, but it’s also non-slip and safe and won’t retain water, making it a more durable option.

Lighting

Add ambience to your home with gentle lighting. This will also help to deter intruders.

For more info on concrete paving, get in touch with the team at Techno Pave today.

4 Ways Interlocking Brick Paving Is Good For The Environment

It’s no secret that interlocking brick paving is an affordable way to enhance your home’s curb appeal. But did you know that it is also an eco-friendly option that will protect mother nature?

Here are a few of the many environmental benefits:

#1 Reduces water runoff

It can get a little damp when it’s rainy season and all that water has to go somewhere. When rain lands on non-porous surfaces like asphalt or concrete, water runs off and is navigated through curbs and storm drains. This then transports with it grease, oil and other hazardous chemicals.

Contrarily, interlocking brick paving is a permeable surface that allows water to infiltrate into the earth while trapping dissolved solids and oils. Thus, also the most ecological option.

#2 Zero Material Failure

Paving bricks are manufactured in a controlled environment, unlike concrete or asphalt. Every brick is consistent when it comes to strength and quality. Time and temperature don’t have any effect on the installation. This decreases the time and energy spent on dealing with material malfunction, particularly when compared to site-formed pavements.

#3 Low Maintenance

Interlocking brick paving is one of the lowest maintenance options available and requires less energy and other resources over their lifespan. Additionally, if the brick is stained or damaged, you don’t have to replace the whole patio or driveway. You only have to replace the ones that are corrupted. Its fast and easy while conserving the use of raw materials, thus an eco-friendly repair.

#4 Minimises the Albedo Effect

Paved areas can get extremely hot during the summertime. All of the heat that’s absorbed during the day, is slowly released at night. This, in turn, creates urban heat islands. When mixed with rainwater runoff, you are left with unusually warm water temperatures and compromised water quality.

Interlocking brick paving can be made of various colours, including light colours that will improve surface reflection and reduce environmental temperatures. Additionally, light paving can decrease the need for extra lighting at night, thus preserving energy.

For a free quote from a reputable paving contractor, get in touch with Techno Pave today!

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You’ve chosen cobblestone for your driveway, patio or walkway, but do you know how to maintain it?

There are many types of paving, different colours and composition, such as cobblestone, clay and masonry brick-pavers; the trick is to have a truly expert opinion from professionals such as Techno Pave & Projects to ensure that your final decision will be an informed one, making it a savvy investment.

Quality is just one of the things that you won’t worry about with Techno Pave & Projects involved with your paving, the quality of pavers offered by this team that has been around since 1999 is never in doubt! What’s more is that this successful company proves over and over again that quality paving in Gauteng can be affordable!

There are many great things to say about this team, however, we are going to stick to the subject at hand and look at what it will take to keep cobblestone paving looking great for many years after Techno Pave & Projects has completed installation.

Bear in mind that cobblestone has been around for centuries and still line many walkways and roads throughout the ‘old’ world, which means that you will be adding to the beauty of your home or business at the same time as you add exceptional, long-term value to your property!

These are the basic points of maintaining cobblestone paving (pretty easy stuff!):

  • Give it a good sweep with a broom (or get the kids to do it!) to get rid of everything from dust to irritating falling leaves, give it a hose-down, let it dry.
  • People and cars truck mud all over cobblestone paving, which in time gets a little too hard for a hosing down. This is when you might need to use a bit of elbow grease to scrub these stubborn areas, using warm soapy water – be sure to let that soapy water sit a bit before you haul out the hose!
  • If there are any really stubborn stains in your cobblestone driveway, caused by oil leaks from cars, you will need to find the right safe cleaner for these beautiful stones. The Techno Pave & Projects team will be more than happy to assist you in making sure you use the right cleaner.
  • If any sand erodes around the edges or joints of the cobblestone driveway and you want to do a DIY job of fixing it, you’re in for a bit of work! This will include, very basically, pouring sand around the edges or into joints, tamping it down, pouring more sand, tamping it down, and so on. It will be many years before any of this is going to start showing, which is inevitable as a sand is used to seat cobblestones, if and when it does, do yourself a big favour and call in Techno Pave & Projects for the professional touch!
  • The very last part of taking loving care of any cobblestone paving around your property is to seal it once it’s clean, but this is optional. Sealing the paving is a good choice though, if you want to stave off staining, especially in cobblestone driveways.

It really doesn’t matter what your choice of paving is, the craftsmanship, experience and artistry of the approach Techno Pave & Projects brings to each project is the reason this team, with its hands-on owner, Jacques Barlow, has earned the reputation for being the premier paving company in Pretoria, Johannesburg and the Vaal region.

Make your investment in paving count by using only a highly trusted paving company with a well- established reputation for excellence!