ICPI provides construction guidelines to design professionals and installers of interlocking concrete pavements. Several resources are available on this website that review the steps necessary for constructing interlocking concrete pavements.
This pavement structure is commonly used for both pedestrian and vehicular applications. Pedestrian areas, driveways, and areas subject to limited vehicular use are paved with units 2 3/8 in. (60 mm) thick. Streets and industrial pavements should be paved with units at least 3 1/8 in. (80 mm) thick.
Compaction of the soil subgrade and aggregate base materials are essential to the long-term performance of interlocking concrete pavements.
Installation steps typically include job planning, layout, excavating and compacting the soil subgrade, applying geotextiles (optional), spreading and compacting the sub-base and/or base aggregates, constructing edge, restraints, placing and screeding the bedding sand, placing concrete pavers, compacting concrete pavers, sweeping in jointing sand and final compaction.
ICPI has designed courses that teach installers the best practices for the installation of interlocking concrete pavement in commercial applications (Level II course) and in the installation of permeable interlocking concrete pavement systems (PICP course). Click on one of the headings below for a list of installers who have successfully completed the courses.
PICP Installers - Certified Installers with training in the installation of permeable interlocking concrete pavement systems
Level II Installers - Certified Installers with training in the installation of interlocking concrete pavement in commercial, industrial, municipal, and institutional settings
Some resources that describe the installation of interlocking concrete pavements are:
|Tech Spec 2 - Construction of Interlocking Concrete Pavements|
|Tech Spec 15 - A Guide for The Construction of Mechanically Installed Interlocking Concrete Pavements|