There are a lot of things that a contractor has to deal with when working. This includes his staff, the plans, types of pavement and more. When dealing with the different types of pavement, it is important to know all about each one.
In this article, let’s dig a little deeper into each of the different types of pavements. May this help you be able to pavaj gradina, which translates to pave the garden. Read on!
The first type of pavement is called flexible pavement. Flexible pavements by its very definition are “those pavements which reflect the deformation of subgrade and the subsequent layers to the surface”. These are some of its features:
- The design of a flexible pavement greatly depends on the load distributing component of its layers. The layers include water, gravel and more.
- The flexible pavement contains very little to none flexible strength. This is why it is able to transmit vertical stresses to the layers below to gain access to the granular structure.
The second type of pavement is called rigid pavement. By its very definition, the rigid payments are “are associated with rigidity or flexural strength or slab action so the load is distributed over a wide area of subgrade soil”. Here are its features:
- The rigid pavement contains labs and a reinforcement made of steel.
- Moreover, the rigid pavements are all made out of cement concrete. This cement concrete can be reinforced, plan or prestressed.
Rigid pavement vs flexible pavement
Most people don’t know what a rigid pavement has more advantages over a flexible pavement. Some of these are the following:
- a rigid pavement has a longer shelf life than a flexible pavement
- rigid pavements cost less than the flexible ones.
- rigid pavements are more efficient than flexible pavements