Interlock pavers are a type of paving that does not require mortar. As the name suggests, the pavers fit together in such a way that each piece holds the next piece in place, restricting its movement. The pieces then form a complete unit that can absorb stress equally across all of the pieces as a whole. Before you decide to use interlock pavers, however, there are guidelines you must adhere to. You must determine if interlock pavers are right for your project, and then find the appropriate materials of the correct thickness. If you install and maintain interlock pavers correctly, they should last for years. Most companies will give you a 25-year warranty on the materials only. In general, if the pavers last two winters without damage, then you can be confident that the job was done correctly. In summary, as long as you have done your homework and used the right materials for the right job, interlock pavers are the strongest, most durable materials available.
- In order to pick the right interlock pavers you need to pay attention to location, design and budget.
- Interlock pavers typically covered a 25 year warranty that deals with the structural capacity of the physical product.
- Interlock pavers are expected to last a long time and can even reach 40+ years as long as they are properly maintained and repaired.
“Interlocking paver blocks also 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.”