The term “paver” encompasses a broad category of tiles, stones, or manufactured materials, typically employed as exterior ground coverings. These materials can be made from natural stone or various man-made alternatives.
Cobblestone, on the other hand, is a natural building material characterized by its use in constructing roads, streets, and buildings.
Paving Stone and Cobblestone: A Comprehensive Guide
Much like cobblestones, paving stones also find utility in creating streets and walkways. Cobblestones, also known as dressed stones, are cubic chunks of stone, usually hand-shaped, with dimensions of at least 25cm on each side.
A prevalent issue in the realm of pavement work is the increasing occurrence of stability problems, such as the lifting of paving materials. These issues often stem from inadequate substrate preparation and incorrect installation methods.
Notably, thinner pavers are sometimes employed to cut costs initially, but this approach leads to higher installation expenses. Moreover, these thinner tiles may suffer from issues related to wear and slipperiness in certain situations.
Choosing the right type of paver is crucial for a successful paving project.
Two main factors to consider are the expected traffic on the pavement and the size of the paving unit. Generally, the larger the surface area of the paving unit, the thicker it should be. The selected stone for pavement should be clean, sturdy, durable, and free from soft or loose materials.
For pavers smaller than 400-500mm, a minimum thickness of 20mm is recommended. Pavers exceeding 600mm on any side should have a minimum thickness of 30mm, while those over 1000mm should be at least 40mm thick.
Additionally, the colour of the paver or paving slab is significant; darker stones absorb and dissipate more heat. When choosing light-coloured pavements, it’s essential to test the irrigation water for iron content.
Setting out and maintaining proper levels are critical aspects of any paving project. Clearly mark the finishing levels of the paving stone surfaces, particularly at intervals of every 5 meters for larger areas.
Skilled labour is required for the installation of stone surfaces to ensure quality workmanship. Always monitor the quality of the stones used, as mentioned earlier.
Once the paving work is completed, it is crucial to keep it clean, and free from dirt, dust, mold, and efflorescence. These elements can potentially damage the pavement, but they can be easily controlled with water if addressed promptly. If left unchecked, they can become more challenging to remove and may cause permanent damage.
Our commitment to ethical work practices and meticulous attention to detail ensures that our projects maintain the highest quality standards.
Our team comprises highly skilled professionals dedicated to excellence from project inception to completion. We specialize in working with various types of pavers, including paving slabs, patio pavers, driveway pavers, patio stones, and block paving.
Below is a list of the rock finishes we offer:
- Black Stone
- Cobble Stone
- Flamed Stone Grey
- Hard Rock Cladding
- Kerala Stone
- Kota Stone
- Laterite Stone
- Mosaic Stone
- Natural Cladding
- Shahabad Stone
- Sira Stone
- Slate Stone
- Yellow Stone
- Yellow Teak Cladding