The History of the Paving Stones

 The concept of tightly fitted paving units on a sand base is very old. The first segmental paved roads were constructed in the year 5000 B.C. by the Cretans or also known as the Minoans. With plenty of free labor and military dominance, the Romans constructed the first paved interstate system over 1,900 years ago. This system consisted of a 51,000-mile network of roads that could handle heavy traffic and extreme conditions. Since then, almost every culture continues to use segmental pavements. During the vast reconstruction following World War II, paving stones experienced a renaissance. Fritz Von Langsdorff, an engineer from Germany, developed a choice of shapes and colors for concrete pavers that featured tremendous pressure resistance and low moisture content. The earliest paving stones were installed in Stuttgart, Germany.

 

 

 

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