Clay Pavements

Clay pavers provide a smooth, uniform, durable, and attractive surface while remaining flexible. This flexibility allows the pavement to accommodate a bit of movement without cracking the way a poured concrete pavement does. All projects utilizing clay pavers must have an appropriate base and good drainage. After excavating an area where we intend to work with stone, we always use a heavy compactor to tamp the soil. Then we install geotextile and a crushed limestone base. The geotextile prevents the soil from migrating up into the limestone. The crushed limestone is then tamped thoroughly before construction begins. This prevents settlement of the pavement after construction. Drainage for each project is assessed individually. Explanations of specific drainage issues and how we dealt with them can be found in the various sub-menus.