By Silana Michaud. block. Published at Monday, January 14th, 2019 - 08:58:29 AM.
If you are thinking of ways to improve your home you may want to consider getting a driveway built to enhance it’s monetary value. A word of warning here, if you choose a bad building company or attempt a DIY method if you have no experience in building driveways, then it could go horribly wrong and you could end up with which does the opposite of enhancing your home!
The concrete block is becoming increasingly popular in a wide range of building applications, from residential to industrial. Not only are they highly cost-effective but they also offer design flexibility, durability, energy efficiency and resistance to extreme weather conditions.
The first thing you are going to need to do is gather up materials and supplies for laying block paving. There are a few things you will need. The most essential materials are going to be your paving blocks. Now these blocks are almost always exclusively made of stone. People use sandstone and granite quite often but there is a whole range of different stone and stone hybrid materials that you can use. Basically choose something that fits your purposes.
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.
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