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Before buying any paving, please read this page carefully


Unfortunately, at this point in time the general standard of paving installation throughout South Africa is not very good.
We attribute this to the fact that since our inception in 1980, there has been no formal, accredited paving installation training in South Africa.
Because many opportunistic installers entered the market, ignoring standards and specifications, driving prices down, many good installers had to also revert to sub-standard practices in order for them to be price competitive. This created a snowball effect where operatives simply learnt the wrong things.

SmartStone, together with other leading paving manufacturers and installers are now working with the Concrete Manufacturers Association and other industry stake holders to create SETA accredited training programs and standards for paving operatives.

Please do not accept that any contractor knows how to install paving. Even the builder who flawlessly constructed your new home, the paving contractor claiming to have been in business for 33 years or the installer who quoted most, might not do it correctly. Trust us, we have been here long enough to know!

There are good paving contractors in South Africa. The below, will assist in identifying them:

Paving Basics

The most important things to understand about paving.

Questions to Ask a Paving Contractor

Practicalities of paving installation explained in simple language.

Paving Installation Guidelines

SmartStone installation guidelines to serve as instruction to your contractor.

Please however understand that you will pay more for paving to last a lifetime. Therefore, if you have a limited budget and have to choose, we will always advise you to buy cheaper paving rather than saving money on installation.

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