Never Mix Rigid Materials with Flexible Pavements
These pics illustrate how our system produces exceptional, long-lasting results while avoiding the disadvantages of using bricks and concrete.
Asphalt pavement is flexible pavement…pavers, bricks and stamped and colored concrete are rigid pavements.
- Rigid materials expand and contract (extreme temperatures) at a different rate than flexible pavement.
- Flexible pavement (asphalt) will compress from its original thickness – rigid pavement will not compress.
These differences in material behavior create maintenance problems and noise pollution.
- When the asphalt pavement adjacent to a concrete crosswalk has compressed, a bump is created that cars, trucks and trailers will “Bang” over
- When excavations occur, e.g., utility work, newly placed concrete color will NEVER match the existing tint.
- Interlocking pavers and bricks are laid on a sand bed and held in by concrete borders. Escaping sand allows pavers/bricks to settle and shift and the concrete borders are bumpy and noisy.