Amazing Strength in Great Paver Design and Installation
Go Pavers was recently contracted to complete a paver design and installation with the idea of combining beauty AND strength. One of our customers requested that we create a large pavers driveway that would be so strong it could withstand the ultimate weight test, a fire engine!
In order to construct the large circular driveway we had to remove a large section of the hill and build a matching retaining wall with the strength to match the pavers driveway. If you look closely, you will notice the reinforcing bar in the picture.
For this project we used Belgard Mega Lafitt paving stones, which are 80 mm thick. Most paving stones are 60mm and can hold up to 8000 psi, which is 4 times stronger than concrete. Regular concrete can hold between 2000-2500 psi. However, when using 80mm pavers, the pressure per square inch can reach up to 10,000.
The firetruck weighed approximately 20,000 pounds, the equivalent of 10 tons. That’s A LOT of firetruck and a true test of our paver design and installation process, for sure!
If you’ve watched our paver installation video, you will recognize our detail and use of ICPI installation methods. We use the same process and high quality materials in EVERY paving project done by Go Pavers, small and large, to ensure the best in value and quality.
In this picture you will see the curves involved in the pavers design process and the way that we continued the natural flow of the paving stone design despite the intricacy. This project required a depth of understanding that you will not find with most paving companies and Go Pavers was excited to be chosen as the paver design and installation contractor on this project.
Paver design and installation contractors are not created equally and it’s hard to know the difference unless you’re seeing it done wrong.
The secret of Go Pavers installation is in the process and materials use. At Go Pavers we use proven ICPI methods, which is a mix of the right amount of gravel, perfect compaction and the precise cutting of pavers to make your pavers look SHARP.
No matter what size car you drive, from a 4 door sedan to an SUV, Motor Home to EVEN A FIRETRUCK… Go Pavers installation ensures your pavers will not sink or move.