By Margeaux Perrin. block. Published at Sunday, February 24th, 2019 - 05:37:05 AM.
When it comes to design, a concrete block building can be shaped and moulded into practically anything your architect can come up with. Concrete blocks are an extremely flexible building material and their strength means you can practically build anything you can imagine, from a single floor to multiple story homes and add all sorts of accents, including pillars, arches and more.
The golden rule to remember when it comes to maintaining paving is that prevention is better than cure. Concrete is porous and can absorb various substances. It is therefore best to try and avoid spilling oil, grease, cement powder, concrete, plaster, clay, paint or harsh chemicals like acid onto the paving. Do not use high pressure cleaning apparatus as this will damage the pavers and the grouting.
The manufacture of concrete paving blocks is a highly specialised process. Concrete pavers need to be dimensionally accurate and meet the required compressive strengths and abrasion resistance standards. Product should ideally be sourced from a SABS accredited manufacturer. (SABS 1058 sets out the standards and tolerances for concrete paving blocks.
Quality concrete paving is durable and requires little maintenance if correctly installed. This is why property developers often choose to install paved roads instead of tarred roads in business parks and residential developments.
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