When it comes to paving, one of the popular choices for residential areas is bevel paving. The reason for its popularity is its simplicity. With various patterns and colours to implement, the possibilities of the result are completely open to the consumer or paver, as different brick colours can be worked into each other with various pattern options for a unique result. Bevel paving is very effective for surfaces where tarmac or cement is simply not an option, as most residential driveways will show that this style of paving can endure the test of time and the weight of several vehicles.
MVA Bricks focuses on producing quality paving blocks, kerbs, and retaining walls for brick pavers in and around Pretoria, with a couple of colour options available for our paving bricks to give our customers a variety of choices. A combination of our paving blocks and kerbs can result in aesthetically pleasing areas for driveways and parking spaces, while our retaining blocks can be used to construct sturdy and strong retaining walls for mountain passes to mitigate the risk of soil being forced onto the flat, levelled surfaces where roads or buildings are constructed. Read more
When it comes to excavation and elevation – two subjects of paramount importance regarding construction – contractors always try to optimise both factors before laying the initial groundwork and establishing a foundation on which a new building will stand, or a new road will be lain. In areas where steep slopes and mountains define the shape of the landscape, building contractors must be effective and creative at the same time to ensure that flat surfaces can be created and maintained without nature interfering too much or causing irreparable damage to the foundation. As a result, a concrete retaining wall can be used to not only shape a slope but create a means that will retain set landscape for years on end.
Landscape elevation can be tricky, with building contractors having to identify the best location for roads and structures around difficult areas where steep slopes define the flow of the land. One of the most effective ways around this problem is to erect a concrete retaining wall to keep sloped areas from interfering with levelled-out areas where strong foundations will be laid for roads or other building structures. These retaining walls are a common sight on mountain roads in South Africa, keeping the soil from collapsing onto the roads and causing interference or damage. Using interlock blocks to build such a retaining wall gives you the ability to adapt the shape of the wall to fit the landscape, creating a customised structure that will not only suit the landscape like a glove, but also improve the integrity and strength to contain earth pressures. Let us have a look at some of the effective ways to build concrete retaining walls using interlock blocks.
When travelling on steep mountain passes, chances are that you will encounter a retaining wall along the way. These walls are usually made up of a structure of concrete blocks stacked on each other to create a clear separation between two soil levels, with the bottom level usually being the flattened piece of soil that supports the road. Even though these retaining walls are a common sight on mountain passes, they can also be used to create wider open spaces for laying bigger foundations for building structures in areas where slopes and undulations abound. When it comes to finding the ideal concrete blocks for these retaining walls, MVA Bricks offers a couple of solutions to our customers that will not only be aesthetically pleasing once complete, but also very strength, while saving you valuable time.
Concrete kerbs are commonly used to line the sides of roads in urban and residential areas for a clear separation between the pavements and the roads. These concrete kerbs vary in shape and size, depending on the specific requirements as an outline for specific sidewalks. As a good example, you could use mountable kerbs where the pavement offers parking space, and regular barrier kerbs where the pavement is covered in grass or gardens. If you are looking for a supplier that offers various shapes and sizes to choose from, MVA Bricks is where you will find them. Let us have a closer look at the inventory.