The ICPI website is a primary resource for design professionals and installers, and homeowners will find the information available of great value. ICPI provides several publications that can make you more knowledgeable about interlocking concrete pavements and as a result an educated consumer. Some of these resources review the steps necessary for constructing interlocking concrete pavements. Additionally there are numerous resources available from the online store, including DIY videos and ideas books.
Interlocking Concrete Pavement 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. Drainage should also be addressed in the system.
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.
A resource that describe the installation of interlocking concrete pavements:
|Tech Spec 2 - Construction of Interlocking Concrete Pavements|
Other resource available are ICPI's Paver Trilogy books.