The author classifies the various types of footway paving materials and discusses their performance. Each of the five main types: natural york stone, macadam surfaces, pre-cast stone surfaces, granite footways and brick footways, are subdivided into a number of classes and a sixth group comprises unconsolidated surfaces such as loose gravel and clinker footways. Each type is discussed in relation to its appearance, wearing and weathering characteristics, tendency to polish and become slippery and suitability under different climatic conditions. Reference is made to examples of different types in various parts of Britain and a series of plates illustrate them. The author also discusses the problem of uneven joints, (which can be a hazard to pedestrians) arising from incorrect construction or earth movements; and the different sizes of paves that are used. In conclusion it is pointed out that while much research is going on in America and the continent which is aimed at developing new and better pavement types, this field of study is seriously neglected in Britain. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Nowak, WSW
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Accession Number: 00097347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM