Paver Pedestal System is a solution to the problems encountered due to the use of the conventional decking method. The main concern with the conventional method is the entry of surface water in the system causing damage to the pavers. This entails continuing maintenance due to the need for replacement and repairs and thus requires higher expenditure. Pedestal Paver System is intended for North America’s climate and architectural requirements – elevated deck surfaces providing a drainage space between the pavers and the waterproofed supporting structure beneath.
With the use of concrete pavers as terrace pavers, plaza deck and roof ballast, lost spaces could be functional in many ways. Aside from being useful, roofs and decks could also be eye-catching especially when viewed from upper elevations. Essentially, Paver Pedestal System provides performance, durability and protection for the roof system from extreme weather conditions.
Green roofs are highly appreciated due to their value and efficiency. Pavers provide emissive values and reflectance providing excellent performance to the Green roof concept.
Pedestal Paver System makes use of interlocking pavers. These are pre-cast pieces of concrete or brick which are connected to each other constraining motion of one paver by another. They have the tendency to simulate the effects of cobbled pathways. Due to this special interlocking feature, pavers can be easily installed without the need for mortar. Also, they can be installed by homeowners or contractors by themselves with much ease.
These pavers connect together by using sand and can cover external floorings like pathways, driveways, walkways, rooftops, etc. Practically, interlocking pavers is a good alternative to bricks or concrete. One of its advantages is the various colors and designs available. Interestingly, they can connect together to create a variety of geometric designs.
Correct installation of interlocking pavers would result to the unity of the paver units. It requires proper combination of the pavers, joint sand, bedding sand, and edge restraint. Interlocking paver blocks can transfer loads and stresses across the surface through an arching of bridging between the units. Thus, the load is spread over a large area and the stress is reduced. This allows traffic over sub-bases and heavier loads which normally require a great deal of reinforced concrete.
Paver Pedestal System is indeed a wise and practical solution for North America’s concerns on decking. It offers a method that is perfectly fit to its climate, durable pavers, low cost maintenance, lifetime service and a great support to Green Roof system.