The Japanese have a philosophy called "Zero Defect." This concept states that "It is always cheaper and more profitable to do the job right the first time." It is unbelievable how much money it costs to go back and repair a job. Man hours, mileage, equipment, loss of customer confidence, damaged reputation, and loss of revenue from not working on a paying job.
Currently there is no industry specification for one of the most important components of a flexible paver system ... the edge restraint.
Equally as important as proper base and durable pavers, the paver edging holds the entire pavement together.
Flexible paver systems, whether interlockingconcrete or clay pavers, only perform when there is interlock between the units.
The interlock of the pavers is what allows loads on the surface to be distributed to the surrounding units,
no matter if it is pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
Once the edge of an interlocking pavement shifts out, the project is compromised.
If an edge restraint shifts, the joints begin to open up. Failure will follow, but may not be immediately noticeable.
PAVE EDGE offers unchallenged design flexibility, simple installation requirements, lightness in weight, superior strength and durability.
Because it is the first paver edging created, it is the most widely accepted paver edge restraint system in use today!
Designed to match the durability of the pavers, manufactured with heavy duty, high quality PVC.
PAVE EDGE will maintain the perimeter interlock better than any other product. Designed to work well for sidewalks, patios and driveways.
The structural supports inside the triangular back support gives superior strength to the vertical wall against the pavers.
The lip, that goes under the sand and pavers, further ties PAVE EDGE into the pavement system.
The lip keeps the bedding sand from migrating out from under the edging.
It also ensures that the paver edging will not move separately from the pavement (heave) during freeze/thaw cycles.
If the bedding sand gets out or the paver edging heaves, or both, the pavement will fail.