Block paving is commonly used to pave areas such as driveways, patios, paths or other similar hardstandings. The main advantage of block paving is that it is a flexible form of paving. This means that individual blocks can be removed and replaced with ease.
The earliest form of block paving can be dated back to the Romans, although laying techniques have evolved considerably since this period. The modern construction process involves a thoroughly compacted hardcore sub base and a further laying course of sand, upon which the blocks are laid.
Blocks can be made from either clay or concrete with the latter being typically being the more economical material. Blocks are available in various styles, colours and sizes. There are also many different block paving patterns that can be achieved including herringbone, stretcher bond and basketweave. Herringbone, being the strongest bond is an ideal choice for paving driveways and roadways.