INTERLOCKING PAVING BLOCKS

An increasing number of countries are using interlocking concrete paving blocks for sidewalks, parking areas, driveways, patios, industrial floors and streets.

 

Paving It was Blokrete Limited who introduced paving blocks in Malta and today these paving blocks are manufactured according to BS 6717. This paving system is being chosen over other conventional pavements for design flexibility, construction advantages and durability. These are being used for residential applications, gardens and around pools. Blokrete Limited has carried out various projects using this system including Freeport Terminal, Crucifix Wharf Terminal and various Public Gardens. These paving blocks come in various shapes, thickness and colours to meet everyone’s taste.

 

Eskoo Six Blocks are suitable for a wide variety of other applications including low speed roads, car and lorry parks, pedestrian areas etc. Its chamfered pattern visually splits the blocks into three constituent hexagonal shapes, providing an aesthetically pleasing pavement structure. Eskoo six is either available in natural grey or red in colour in a thickness of 80-mm.

 

Holland Blocks are ideal for the use in extra heavy-duty areas where pavements are subject to extraordinary loadings. Several binding patterns can be used with the paving stones. The most popular is the herringbone, which provides maximum interlocking effect.

 

Interlocking paving blocks are available in a variety of colours and patterns, thereby permitting interesting designs in paved areas which are usually plain and dull. These are manufactured in thickness of 60, 80 or 100-mm. In addition to breaking the monotony of the flat paved area, coloured concrete paving blocks can be used to permanently mark such things as parking bays, traffic lanes, cross walks etc.

 

The solid interlocking type has the unique ability to transfer loads and stresses laterally by means of arching or bridging action between units. Spreading the load over a larger area reduces the stress thereby allowing heavier loads and traffic over sub-bases, which normally would require. Laying can be carried out by anyone.  Actually no skilled workmanship and no special tools are required. Further information can be obtained by contacting the office either by telephone, fax or through e-mail.