CONCRETE BLOCK PAVING BEATS UNSTABLE GROUND

The author describes interlocking concrete block paving for a 13400 sq m lorry park on filled ground at Dagenham, Essex. The uncertain nature of the 3M of made ground over the site was the deciding factor. Because of possible settlement, the paved area had to be easily repaired. It also had to withstand highly concentrated loads from the jockey wheels of container trailers and not to be affected by spillage. The design of the pavement consists of a 150mm roadbase of dense bitumen macadam, above which is spread a 50mm sand layer. On this layer 80mm uniblock paving is laid. The laying process is described. This short article appeared in the New Civil Engineer, 21 June 1979. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    Wexham Spring
    Slough SL3 6PL, Buckinghamshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Parkinson, J
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 2 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Reprint 6/79 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM