Brick paving became popular in the late 70’s and are still with us today almost 50 years later. The effective use of brick paving brick paving in the 80’s grew to become almost a fashion status of kinds and paving companies rose like fresh mushrooms to supply in the demand. There have been many a time when bricks were in short supply as bricking firms battled to generate enough bricks to supply the traditional building industry and this increasing need for paving bricks. The use of half bricks (broken bricks or sometimes suspected building rubble) became a solution to get over the shortage and some contractors found ways of making this into attractive and attractive patterns at a low price.
Brick paving today remains well-liked and many services were developed in competition to clay bricks, like cement half pavers and concrete interlock pavers. These products remained to be called brick paving and clay bricks today, are rarely used. Another quite recent product is manufactured from actual stone and provides very appealing, if somewhat expensive, paving. Brick paving unquestionably adds to the functionality and look of areas such as driveways, outdoor patios and pool area surrounds, with different patterning and colour choices giving fascinating variation and contrast to current surroundings. Broken paving is easily repaired by simply lifting the damaged area and replacing it with the exact same material. One would ordinarily have an idea of what look and finish is necessary, having seen some other paving somewhere or accumulated some ideas from a magazine, but speaking with the builder on elements of design remains crucial as they have the ability and the practical experience to provide valuable suggestions in such matters. The laying of brick paving also requires reflection on the topography of the region and whether some excavation can be required before paving commences. The planning of the surface to be paved is essential to the robustness of your brick paving. The location ought to be levelled and be thoroughly cured with weed killer and then well compacted. This ready area should then be covered with river sand, on which bed the bricks are laid. If ordinary bricks are employed a mixture of sand and cement is swept into the joints and well watered providing a bonded finish.