Concrete Pavers

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Interlocking concrete pavers are extremely durable. They are manufactured using specific sands, crushed stone, cement, water and color fast pigments. A machine, especially designed for the purpose, forms the concrete mixture into the shapes used in pavers. Most pavers have a beveled edge around the top of the paver. The bevel, or chamfer, ensures that there is no tripping hazard if a paver happens to be slightly higher or lower than its neighbors. The chamfer also reduces the chance for chipping of the paver edge. The surface of pavers is slightly coarse to the touch. This texture is to provide a safe non-slip walking or driving surface even when wet. The very dense structure of the paver minimizes the amount of moisture which can penetrate and cause damage during freeze cycles. Pavers are installed upon a sand setting bed when going on top of existing concrete or upon crushed recycled concrete when going on top of soil. A soldier course of pavers are installed along edges with a poured concrete footer which keeps the desired uniform joint spaces between pavers and prevents the edge pavers from moving outward. Sand is used to fill the joint spaces providing vertical interlock between the pavers and allows the pavement to behave as a strong but flexible mat.

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