In recent years, pavers have become the most popular choice for creating beautiful outdoor spaces. While paving stones date back to Roman history, many homeowners are starting to recognise the benefits of interlocking paving.
What does interlocking mean?
Paving bricks become interlocked when paver jointing sand is added during the installation process. By filling the joints completely, it locks pavers in place and creates friction. It is this friction that spreads the weight load over a larger area which makes it able to endure the weight of vehicles of all sizes.
Benefits of using Interlocking pavers
Pavers are durable but not rigid, unlike concrete and asphalt. Because they are individual units, they can move along with the shifting earth beneath them. This means that they won’t buckle or crack, and keep looking beautiful for longer.
Another benefit is that interlocking paving is easy to repair. If for any reason some of your paving bricks become damaged, it can be easily repaired by removing the broken paver and replacing it with a new one.
Interlocking pavers also have a lower moisture retention rate. Pavers are much denser than concrete, with little to none air pockets. The more air pockets, the lower the durability and the higher the chance of damage. Because interlocking pavers have lower moisture absorption rate, it’s better to use in wetter and colder climates. Due to its density, the water is unable to enter which decreases the risk of expansion.
When you have to decide between concrete, asphalt and interlocking paving, just keep in mind that pavers are more durable and will stay beautiful for many years. Just make sure you use a reputable paving company.
For the last 19 years, Techno Pave has been supplying Pretoria and surrounding areas with quality paving solutions. Give us a call for a free quote today!