The interlocking nature of the concrete pavers by default results in a continuous and contiguous assembly, however, it is good practice to follow these two basic rules when designing a segmental paved surface.
CONTINUITY OF FACES
At a minimum. the two opposite faces of a surface of concrete pavers must be contiguous. This will result in load transferring in basically one direction and is acceptable for linear arrangements under light loading
conditions. For higher load carrying capacity, continuity in more than one direction is necessary. This arrangement will transfer loads to all the of the neighboring units much like a space frame building system.
DISCONTINUITY OF LINES OF ACTION