This study is focused on the implementation of interlocking pavers in marshy roads and high groundwater table terrain. Permeable interlocking concrete pavers were used to combat intrusion of underground/saline water for the road of case study (Akin-Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos). Hydrogeologic data, i.e., groundwater level information for marshy roads terrain including the area of case study was obtained in form of investigation hole/borehole data. Different scientific tests and researches put together show the effectiveness and durability of the modified exfiltration system type of permeable pavement for high ground water table terrain.
Although interlocking concrete block pavements are used extensively in tropical and temperate regions, they have as yet been little used in cold climates. The nature of interlocking concrete block pavements is briefly presented. The key elements constituting a high quality block pavement, to support traffic or industrial loads, are described and the approach to their design summarized. The problems posed by the construction and maintenance of pavements over permafrost and some of the special techniques evolved to overcome these problems are reviewed. In the context of these particular problems of pavements in the northern environment, the advantages and design of interlocking concrete block pavements are discussed and a typical cross-section (like the one in the picture above), for use in permafrost areas, is proposed.
Nashville, Tennessee is encouraging permeable pavement though municipal water laws.
Learn about the materials that go into making a paver and how locally sourced materials can require less energy to manufacture.
This PDF highlights how interlocking pavements were able to put soldiers back to work rebuilding cities.
This PDF highlights how the increasing use of the automobile as well as the standardization of paving units began to revolutionize the way landscape were created.
Learn how pavers continued to evolve and adapt to a changing societal needs. The invention of the cars and steam engines demand new forms of interlocking pavement.
Use this PDF to understanding how economic systems can impact infrastructural needs through the lens of medieval pavement.
Interlocking pavements are a very old technology. In this PDF explore how ancient Pavers were used by the Romans to conquer the world. The techniques that were used in antiquity have lasted the test of time.
This PDF is an overview of the basic ideas of interlocking pavements. This document is intended to ground the rest of the lessons on the history of interlocking pavement.