Introduction to Paver Pedestal System
The conventional method of setting precast concrete, stone or other type paving slabs into a sand, gravel or mortar bed has had a deleterious effect on many types of promenade and other deck systems. The entry of surface water into these systems causes pavers to heave due to freeze-thaw cycling, wash-out, break-up, and eventual deterioration of the water-proofing membrane over occupied areas below. The high cost of replacement, leveling and aligning the pavers as well as repairs to the waterproofing, is an ongoing maintenance problem.
Tile Tech Paver Pedestal System has been designed to meet North American climatic and architectural requirements – deck surfaces can be elevated to separate and provide a drainage space between pavers and the waterproofed supporting structure below.
The concept of using concrete pavers as roof ballast, plaza deck and terrace pavers has created new opportunities for otherwise lost space. Roofs and Decks can now be functional, as well as attractive when viewed from higher elevations. Tile Tech Paver Pedestal System provides durability, protection and performance for the roof system from harsh weather conditions.
- The popularity of energey-efficient roofs, or Green Roofs, is increasing as its value is appreciated. Tile Tech Pavers has been developing a series of pavers that provide reflectance and emissive values providing great performance to the Green Roof concept.
What Are Interlocking Pavers?
“The definition of ‘interlock’ is: to connect so that motion of any part is constrained by another”.
Interlocking pavers are most commonly made from cement or concrete, and tend to simulate the effects of cobblestone pathways.
This special interlocking feature enables pavers to be easily installed without the use of mortar. Interlocking pavers
have the advantage of being an easy self-installation paving material for the homeowner or contractor.
Interlocking pavers connect together through the use of sand, and can cover any patio, decking, driveway or walkway. Virtually any application that bricks or concrete would be used for, interlocking pavers is another alternative.
Interlocking pavers are available in many colors and designs. They are modular, meaning that they connect together to form a variety of geometric designs.
Proper Installation of Interlocking Concrete Pavers
When installed properly, the combination of the pavers, bedding sand, edge restraint and joint sand causes them to bind, allowing the paver units to become a unified whole.
Interlocking paver blocks have the ability to transfer loads and stresses laterally by means of an arching of bridging between units, spreading the load over a large area, reduces the stress thereby allowing heavier loads and traffic over sub-bases which normally would require heavily reinforced concrete.