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Paving Basics

The following logical principles will create a better understanding as to why paving is installed in the way we advocate, throughout the world.

6 Golden rules of paving

  1. You don’t want paving to sag when trafficked.
  2. You don’t want paving to creep sideways.
  3. You want water to drain from the paving.
  4. You want a smooth and even paved surface with no high or low pavers.
  5. Paving blocks alone shouldn’t carry loads. Weight should be distributed to layers beneath the paving blocks.
  6. Paving needs maintenance.

…and we must remember

 There is movement under the earth’s surface.
 Natural material in soil decomposes.
 The elements are harsh.
 There are minerals in soil, sand and stone.
 There is moisture in the soil.

For more detailed information on paving installation, please refer to the following pages:

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.

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