The strength and stability of paving stone is mainly determined based on the adequacy of the foundation laying construction with the foreseeable service requirements.
When laying the paving stone surface, it is important to take into account the strength of the paving stone and its load tolerance. NordBrik products section, the description of each type of paving stone indicates its intended uses, depending on its strength. However, in order to provide long-term and quality maintenance, compliance with several instructions is recommended. Some of these “golden rules” are well known throughout the industry, while others were based on the NordBrik team’s experience.
1. Avoid heavy machinery
Movement of heavy machinery with a load per axle exceeding 12 tonnes on the paving stone surface during maintenance is not recommended.
2. “No” to Caterpillars
Caterpillar construction vehicles are not allowed on Latvian roads. Likewise, we do not recommend letting them roll over the paving in front of your house.
3. Cleanliness without scratches
We recommend using brushes that will not leave behind scratch marks on your paving.
4. Be careful with construction mixtures
Mortar, cement, oil products, bitumen, lacquers and paint products may cause damage to paving.
5. How does the paving hold up against winter weather?
Our paving products hold up very well in winter weather; however, chipping away at ice with sharp objects is not recommended, and scattering salt on paved surfaces should be avoided. Salt damages the concrete structure, and continuous application may cause paving surfaces to deteriorate. We recommend salt by sand.
6. Weeds don’t die…
Weeds seam to be no big deal, however, too overgrown seams of paving stone mean that roots of weeds may lift the surface and damage the levelground of paving stone plate.
When purchasing or laying paving stone, NordBrik specialists are happy to provide consultations on the most important issues – loads, maintenance, laying and correct service of paving stone.
The NordBrik team can be contacted via here.