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clay or concrete?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Ned5485, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Ned5485

    Ned5485 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 130

    Can anyone tell me if there is a way to know, by looking, if pavers are made of clay or concrete?
  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,221

    both... concrete pavers and "brick" pavers which are clay
  3. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    Yes. They have different texture and consistency and it's pretty easy to tell in most cases. I can tell better by feeling them rather than merely looking though.
  4. Ned5485

    Ned5485 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 130

    ok. Can you describe the different textures?
  5. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,742

    Here is a link that will answer some questions for you:

    It probably will make you aware of other questions that you may not have thought about as well.
  6. adrianrog

    adrianrog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    Concrete requires either sand or gravel. You can see the sand or gravel in the paver. If they've been finished smooth, you can break one to see.

    Also, if you cut one in half with a masonary blade, the cut surface will be very smooth in a brick (clay) paver.
  7. Ned5485

    Ned5485 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 130

    Thank you adrian. That was very helpful and concise. Broke one today, and could see lots of tiny piece of gravel. Now, I know I can seal them. Thanks

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