Interlocking concrete pavers are one of the most popular pavements around homes, commercial buildings and urban spaces. Pavers are used in ports, heavy-duty industrial areas, parking lots, streets, shopping centers, plazas, parks, sidewalks, swimming pool decks, driveways, walkways and patios. PaverSystems concrete pavers add style, quality and a designer's touch to just about any paved surface. In addition to the aesthetic value of pavers is the strength. PaverSystems manufactures pavers according to ICPI guidelines. The most important of these guidelines is a psi rating of 8000. By comparison, a typical 4" concrete driveway will have a psi rating of 2500 - 3000. In conclusion, by using concrete pavers your paved surface will be stronger, more flexible and have aesthetic value.

Below are characteristics of concrete pavers that owners should be aware of:
  1. Color - Pavers are manufactured in batches. A batch is approximately 300 - 500 square feet. It is possible that colors may vary slightly from batch to batch.
  2. Efflorescence - A condition in all cement-based products. A whitish, powder-like deposit on the surface may appear randomly or in certain areas. There is no reason to be concerned that your pavers are damaged or defective. The concrete pavers are experiencing a natural process. Just as it appears naturally, efflorescence will eventually disappear. Cleaners are also available to remove efflorescence.
  3. Surface - ICPI Tech Spec number 13 states slip resistance for pedestrians and skid resistance of tires on the road are important to safety. For this reason, the ICPI states pavers are not meant to be smooth on the surface and this texture may vary slightly from batch to batch. Testing measures the static coefficient of friction.
  4. Dimensional Tolerances - Length or width of units shall not differ by more than + or - 1/16 in. Heights shall not differ by more than + or - 1/8 in.
  5. Minor cracks and chipping - Incidental to the usual methods of manufacture, shipping and handling. Since pavers are manufactured with aggregates, it is possible that small pieces of aggregate may become dislodged from the surface. This does not mean the paver is defective or damaged.
  6. Exposed Aggregates - Pavers are composed of portland cement, fine and coarse aggregates. During the manufacturing process it is possible that a small percentage of the aggregate on the surface may be exposed.
  7. Pavers with textured or profiled tops, such as our Appian Series, are susceptible to damage from plate compactors due to the high and low points that are molded into the surface. Manufactures of plate compactors recommend the use of mats or membranes between the compactor and all types of pavers to protect the paver surface from damage.
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