Paving of sidewalks and road improvement today for city sidewalks commonly used concrete pavers, the main advantages of which – the cheapness of mother and a wide range of shapes and colors. The texture of the surface may also be different – from smooth polished up with a complex pattern. Pavement slabs are popular also because of low cost and compliance with stringent technological requirements of the installation or disassembly. This in turn facilitates the laying and reduces installation time, and in case of repairs to the mandatory removal of cover taken out sidewalk pavers or Cooker easily set back into place. But we should remember that for all its virtues concrete elements of road improvement lose pavement slabs and natural stone. If life is limited to the first ten – twenty years, then stone products will be for centuries. Of course, there are flaws and they have it, first of all, the high price (on average – and a half to two times higher than that of concrete) and the relatively poor choice of processing methods.
But in the rest of the granite pavement slabs do not know no equal, to their undoubted advantages may also include a unique pattern of natural materials and a huge range of colors. The modern market offers a huge selection of stone products for road improvement: paving, slab, granite curbs, parking bollards, outdoor stage. In all this variety is difficult to choose exactly what you need. We advise to heed the recommendations of experts. Here on that offer to draw attention to technologies company Stimex, more than ten years working with products made of natural stone: 1.Faktura surface treatment. For the Russian environment experts advise to buy paving elements with heat-treated surface or special grooved anti-slip – these measures contribute to the fact that frost formed on the surface of the sidewalk, "slipping". The same applies to curbs and stairs.
2.Forma paving elements. Rectangular paving slab and laid easier while curly require compliance with certain distance between the elements. By the way – curved stone pavers generally thinner rectangular twice, so laid on a concrete solution. While modern technology allows to produce figured pavement thickness of 50 mm or more. 3.Tip used stone. For outdoor use must only apply fine-grained granite, resistant to fracture. Rarely used basalt and sandstone – just to create an accent rug in the granite paving stones. 4.Travmobezopasnost. All face-stone elements should have technological chamfer 3-5 mm in size, curbs must have a vertical bevel edge. Apart from standard products for the paving of sidewalks is increasingly used special slabs, which denotes the separation of pedestrian walkways in the area and helps to orient people with disabilities – blind and visually impaired. In developed countries, concern about such people have long become the norm, and the plate with the special projections and "checkered" can be seen on almost all the sidewalks. Here are just a small list of products used for paving the sidewalks, and comparative analysis of advantages and disadvantages used in road improvement materials. We hope that our tips will help you in choosing the optimal solution.