What are the Popular Block Paving
When someone is looking for an aesthetically versatile landscaping option, the only
option that comes to mind is block paving. Also, it offers a raft of structural and
economical benefits, such as easy to maintain, a sustainable solution to urban drainage
and less lifecycle costs. The best thing (people often forget this) about block paving is
that it has multiple laying pattern options. It means you can have different block paving
patterns for different locations of your house.
In this post, we will discuss the 5 popular block paving patterns and places where you
can use them.
Just like food, there is a staple design in block paving and it’s known as Herringbone. It’s
a longstanding staple. Many people find it outdated, while others love it because of
sound structural reasons.
Herringbone is an interlocking pattern that reduces stress on individual paving units by
turning forces evenly. This feature minimizes the risk of spalling or cracked pavers.
Herringbone is one of the strongest configurations of block for slow-moving,
multidirectional vehicle traffic, such as car parks and driveways. Some people even use
it for industrial applications.
With a cleaner aesthetic than the herringbone pattern, the stretcher bond pattern lends a
subtle gradation of colors and shades. As there is an option to reduce waste by
minimizing cuts, the stretcher bond is an economical choice for everyone.
Unlike herringbone, the stretcher bond is strongest with the traffic flowing in a single
direction if the paved area accommodates vehicles. The only thing is that traffic should
run over the long side of the paving units to maximize the dissipation of forces between
In recent years, the plank paving pattern has exploded in popularity. The design is
so-called because of its long aspect ratio. Compared to herringbone and stretcher
bonds, the plank paving is weaker where heavy traffic is involved. But, still, people love
this modern aesthetic of pl