Pavement stone and edges must be transported and stored on transport pallets using lifting gear for loading and unloading.
The loading and tamping of the pavement stone covering is admissible not sooner than 7 days after manufacturing of the pavement stone.
A full exploitation of the pavement stone covering can be carried out 28 days after the manufacturing.
The pavement stone cannot be subjected to long-term dynamic, mechanic load that exceeds loads determined by LVS. It can damage or brake the surface of the pavement stone.
Do not use sharp point-tools and mechanisms without rubber cover plates to clean the pavement stone covering from snow and ice.
Use a sand – salt mixture with a salt concentration that does not exceed 5 % for de-icing the pavement covering.
After laying the pavement stone in the object use rinsed sand with a clay admixture not exceeding 3% for filling the gaps of expansion joints (spacers) between the pavement stones or edges.
When carrying out other construction works and improvement of the objects at the moment when the pavement stone covering is laid - the surface of the edges and pavement stone can be damaged and irreversibly stained, if construction materials, debris, tap soil or other materials are transported or placed on it.
Concrete pavement stone and edge quality criteria:
Hair-cracks - in individual cases hair-cracks can appear in the surface. It can be noticeable when a wet surface is drying. Such cracks do not affect product’s quality or value and they do not reduce its usage options.
White bleeding - in individual cases when cement hardens and calcium hydroxide reacts with the carbon dioxide in the air, white bleeding spots can appear on the surface of the product. Such white spots cannot be technically eliminated. They disappear after some time and do not reduce the product’s quality or value. If the products are used in places with a little loading or where water does not get in (for example, garages, sheds etc.), the white bleeding spots can stay visible for a longer time.
Colour (tone? Shade? Colour gamut?)- the surface colour can differ (also, for a grey or unpainted pavement and edges), surface being wet or dry. The surface colour can also differ for pavement/edges manufactured in different time periods. In order to reduce the possible differences in the colour tones (both grey and colourful), it is recommended to use the paving stones from 3 different pads at the same time. Note - after some time of working with the surface the small colour differences will disappear.
Scratchings - visual scratchings of the upper layer for pavement stones and edges caused during transportation are admissible. It does not reduce the quality and value of the product.