When installing concrete pavers, you may have noticed that they are different. These types of pavers vary in their appearance, durability, and permeability. They differ in the base materials that they use. Regular concrete pavers have a fine gravel base filling narrow voids to prevent water from draining. On the other hand, permeable pavers have base materials made up of larger pieces of gravel that allow water to pass through.
Paving stones and HydraPressed Slabs are highly durable and are ideal for high-traffic areas. The material’s compressive strength is 8000 pounds per square inch, which makes it perfect for driveways, patios, walkways, and more. Because it is made of individual pieces, the material can be easily repaired or replaced if it breaks.
Whether planning a new patio or adding a rooftop garden to your office building, an elevated deck can add elegance to any space. But before installing a new deck, you must ensure you have suitable materials. HydraPressed pavers are made of dense concrete that will withstand high foot traffic, impact, and weathering.
Hydrapressed concrete pavers are relatively easy to care for and long lifespan. They can withstand up to 25,000 kilos of pressure per square inch. However, they must be regularly cleaned and maintained. High-pressure cleaning is recommended from time to time, and the drains should be regularly cleaned. This can reduce the risk of staining.
While installing hydrapressed concrete pavers is a relatively simple process, it is better to hire a professional. The material is pretty simple but requires special handling to prevent it from curing and becoming damaged. Furthermore, unlike mortar, concrete isn’t easy to bond, so it should only be installed by a professional. In addition, you should use something other than concrete pavers for vehicular paths.
HydraPressed concrete pavers are available in a range of color and design options. They are also available with built-in protectants. Unlike clay bricks, concrete slabs don’t absorb water, so they are often the preferred option for sidewalks and pedestals.
Permeable VS Regular Concrete Pavers
Permeable pavers differ from regular concrete ones in several ways. Their base materials are different, as are the joints and gaps between each layer. They are also not just laid on top of the ground but are carefully prepared, and each layer is designed to allow water to percolate and drain into the ground below. On the other hand, standard interlocking pavers do not drain water and are not permeable.
Permeable pavers are an environmentally friendly alternative. They are often recycled plastic, requiring fewer natural resources to manufacture, transport, and install. This makes them a more ecological choice than conventional concrete paving materials. Permeable pavers are available in various colors and textures, including natural stone, brick, and other materials.
Permeable pavers allow water to drain through them into a holding tank. This holding tank can be filled with different rocks and act as a filter for runoff. The size and shape of the holding tank will depend on the site’s subgrade, the amount of water in the area, and the slope of the pavers.
Interlocking Concrete Pavers Withstand Shifting
Concrete interlocking pavers are more stable than most other pavements and are much less expensive to install. These pavers are extremely dense and can withstand cumbersome loads without shifting or cracking. They also are unaffected by extremes in temperature. They can last for decades.
Another benefit of interlocking pavers is their ease of repair. If any paver shifts or breaks, a simple repair can be made. Unlike concrete slabs requiring extensive repair, individual concrete pavers can be replaced without any trouble. In addition, individual pavers are relatively inexpensive, so replacing one doesn’t break the bank.
Unlike traditional pavement, interlocking concrete pavers withstand shifting by forming a tighter bond with each other. This is because each paving stone is not directly touching the other across its entire face.