Pavers – Concrete, Clay, Cobbles and Flagstones, Romapave
Paving has been around for hundreds of years. Don’t be surprised when you walk on paving in Europe that it was laid 800 years ago by the Romans. Those days the pavers were handmade granite cobblestone and later fired clay pavers.
When you look around you will see paving being used in various ways and for various applications.
In the residential market you will find paving around the house to prevent damp in the walls, on driveways from the road leading to the garage, around pools and entertainment areas, entrance to the home and pathways leading the way around the home.
In the commercial market you would require hard wearing pavers to withstand the high volumes of traffic, low maintenance without sacrificing the astatic appeal.
Industrial pavers are mostly interlocking pavers 60 or 80 mm thick and have the strength and interlocking ability to withstand heavy duty traffic like trucks and trailers with loads, heisters, cranes and other heavy equipment.
Pavers are manufactured in three different ways.
Dry Cast pavers:.
The concrete mixture (sand, stone, and cement) is moist/damp and gets shaped in moulds and compacted. Only the top 10mm “capping” has colour. These pavers are the most economical pavers in the range. Dry cast pavers are suitable for domestic, commercial and industrial applications and are available in wide range of different shapes and colour.
Some of the dry cast products:
Corostone, Corolink, G-Block, Roma pave, Coroplaza, Corolock, Easicobble, Classipave, Unidecor, etc.
Driveways and entrances (referred to as curb appeal) to homes, hotels, restaurants, public buildings, pathways, traffic intersections, petrol stations, patios, parking areas, pavements, garages, complexes, holiday resorts, loading docks, factories, etc.
Wet Cast pavers:
The concrete mix (sand, stone, and cement) is wet and runny and gets shaped by moulds and is then vibrated to get all the air bubbles out the mix. These pavers are coloured throughout. Most wet cast pavers are suitable for domestic, commercial and industrial applications and are available in square or rectangular shapes, a variety of textures and colours. By using a combination of different pavers one can create unique designs and colour combinations.
Some of the wet cast products:
CoroCobble, Boardwalk Cobble, Legogote Cobble, Shepstone flagstone, Estcourt Flagstone.
Driveways and entrances (referred to as curb appeal) to homes, hotels, restaurants, public buildings, pathways, traffic intersections, petrol stations, patios, parking areas, pavements, complexes, holiday resorts, etc.
Entrances to home, pool surrounds, patios, courtyards, entertainment areas, pathways, verandas, etc
Also known as brick paving. These pavers are made from natural clay deposits, mixed, extruded and fired in a kiln at 1100 degrees Celsius. Clay pavers offer best value for money. These durable natural pavers have an unequalled astatic appeal. Available in a variety of beautiful natural colours. The same material and process is used for face bricks.
Until recent these clay pavers were all rectangular (110X220mm) however due to new technology these pavers are now available as Cobblestone (110X110mm) and square Doppio pavers (220X220mm) making the three sizes modular one can mix and match the various sizes and colour to create unique patterns and designs.
Some of the clay products:
Cedarberg, Burgundy, Tuscan Blend, Onyx, Graphite, Nutmeg, Champagne
Driveways and entrances (referred to as curb appeal) to homes, hotels, restaurants, public buildings, pathways, traffic intersections, petrol stations, patios, parking areas, pavements, complexes, holiday resorts, pool surrounds, courtyards, entertainment areas, verandas etc.
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Driveway paving also sometimes known as curb appeal is the part of our homes we pave where cars would make use of it. There are many different ways for using driveway pavers and the most obvious is the pathway leading up to the garage or parking areas.
The interlocking paver has been specially designed and calculated to provide the most effective distribution of load over the greatest number of blocks in a prescribed area. The end result is long life performance for heavy duty vehicles and extreme traffic conditions. They have a non-slip finish and are resistant to corrosion from oil and fuel spillage. Their beveled edges also help prevent chipping. Type S-A are available in 60mm for domestic traffic areas, and in 80mm for heavy duty or high traffic areas. They can be used in town houses, garages, forecourts, shopping centres, stockyards, container depots, bus stations, taxi ranks, as well as on roads and road intersections.
People from all walks of life are attracted by the beauty of these pavers. They are available in a range of colours. As concrete products are cast into moulds, they are identical in size.
The rectangular S-C Type pavers can be used in paths, driveways, courtyards, patios etc.
Corobrik’s hard burnt clay brick pavers offer aesthetic appeal as well as great versatility, durability and practicality. They are available in an assortment of colours, and can be laid in various attractive patterns and combinations e.g. herringbone bond, stretcher bond etc. Clay pavers are suitable for an open grout application (8 – 10 mm gap between the pavers filled with cement).
COBBLES AND FLAGSTONES
The wide range of Cobbles and Flagstones are durable and easy to maintain. These pavers are designed for both domestic and commercial applications. Cobbles and Flagstones complement any home or business premises, from driveways to courtyards and pool surrounds. These pavers are also suitable for an open grout application (8 – 10 mm gap between the pavers filled with cement) or butt joint applications. These pavers will compliment each other.
This unique shape makes it a trendy paver. With the combination of two shapes (small square, large octagonal) in a variety of colours, RomaPave allows for a multitude of highly attractive geometric designs. These pavers are ideal for courtyards, walkways etc. For the borders, a rectangular paver is often used to create a professional finish.