A paving stone is a hard road surface laid out by flat stone cubes or rectangles. Also, pavers are bars, approximately of the same shape and size, which serves for road construction.
Since ancient times, the popular material for the production of stone blocks was granite, a stone of solid rock. There are a lot of advantages of such raw materials:
Super strength and reliability, because granite stone has low abradability and high load-bearing properties
Excellent moisture-repellent performance of granite will keep the bars in their entirety of shape and size for a long time
Does not lend itself to negative effects of temperatures and atmospheric phenomena
Eco-friendly and safe material
The natural stone is very beautiful, and does not lose its color and pattern for many years
There are three main types of texture of the surface of the stone stone:
A chopped pavestone, where all six faces have an uneven, punctured surface, closest to the natural, natural kind of stone.
Saw-chipped pavers, where the two faces have a punctured surface, and the remaining four - sawed. This type of texture is good in that it makes it possible to reduce the size of the joints between the bars to a minimum, providing a more convenient, quick installation and without losing the natural, natural appearance of the surface of the pavement.
Sawed pavers, where all faces have a smooth, sawn surface, similar to the standard paving slab.
The most popular sizes of stone blocks are 10x10x5 cm, 12x12x12 cm and 20x10x5 cm.
Why is paving stone so popular and durable? The answer is obvious, since such a road surface consists of many separate elements, this allows them to "move" a little with excessive loads and soil movements, preserving their integrity for centuries. Also, the paving board is resistant to erosion through the effective drainage of the sand cushion on which the bars are mounted.