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For your convenience we've included quick links in the menu to the left for the most common areas of interest pertaining to design and construction. Permeable interlocking concrete paver design and construction differs from that of traditional pavers, so the information is often presented in two formats for your convenience.
Proper design and installation is very important to ensure a quality interlocking concrete pavement that will perform as intended, whether the project is a heavy-duty industrial shipyard or a pedestrian pathway. Traffic loading is a critical element in the design of interlocking pavements, and UNI® pavers feature interlocking shapes that enhance structural strength and stability. Interlocking concrete pavements are exceptionally durable despite their attractive appearance.
UNI pavers have been used for major large-scale industrial projects such as the Port of Tampa, Port of Baltimore and Pier IX Coal Terminal. UNI-GROUP U.S.A. has also been a leader in permeable interlocking concrete pavements, with the largest installations to date in the United States, including U.S. Cellular Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox, the New York Mets stadium, and the Morton Arboretum and Dominican University in Illinois.
With permeable interlocking concrete pavements, you must not only design for structural loads, but also for the hydraulic component of water entering into the pavement structure. This requires the services of a professional engineer or other design professional with experience in hydrology and hydraulics.
When selecting a contractor for your project, be sure that they have expertise in the type of project you are designing and preferably are a certified Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute installer.
For structural design of interlocking concrete block pavements, UNI-GROUP U.S.A. offers Lockpave® Pro software, featuring PC-SWMM™ PP software for hydraulic design of permeable interlocking concrete pavements. Visit our Software and Video page for more information.
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