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Thickness of Concrete Pavers and Other Specifications
How Thick Are Pavers?
Thickness of concrete pavers varies according to the application:
- Pedestrian areas, driveways, and areas subject to limited vehicular use are paved with units 2 3/8" thick.
- Streets and industrial pavements should be paved with units 3 1/8" thick.
- Thin concrete pavers are about 1 1/4" and are applied to existing concrete slabs
Pavers made in the United States should meet or exceed the requirements established in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C 936, Standard Specifications for Solid Interlocking Concrete Paving Units.
Here are the requirements for this standard:
- An average compressive strength of 8,000 psi
- An average absorption no greater than 5%
- Resistance to at least 50 freeze-thaw cycles with average material loss not exceeding 1%
- Conformance to abrasion resistance tests