CONCRETE BLOCK PAVING FOR HEAVILY TRAFFICKED ROADS AND PAVED AREAS

Guidance is given on the design and construction of concrete block paving expected to carry more than 1.5 million standard axles during its design life. The load spreading ability of concrete paving blocks is discussed and the thickness of roadbase required beneath concrete blocks is illustrated for roadbases of lean concrete, dense macadam and rolled asphalt. Drainage requirements are described. Construction requirements are indicated for the sub-base, roadbase, laying course, surface course and edge restraint. Methods of edge cutting and vibration are described. The method of reinstatement is discussed. Reference is made to UK specifications where appropriate. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    Wexham Spring
    Slough SL3 6PL, Buckinghamshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lilley, A A
    • Walker, B J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 46.023 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM