Interlocking pavers meet varsity challenge

Technicrete Double Zig-Zag pavers provide a hardwearing surface on the roadways and parking areas around the UJ Soweto campus.The University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus is more than a centre for learning – it’s also centre stage for major social and sporting events which regularly attract big crowds.

To handle the heavy flows of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, Technicrete’s Double Zig-Zag concrete paving blocks were specified to form a continuous hardwearing surface on the network of roadways leading into and around the campus and university facilities, as well as the extensive parking areas.

A total of almost 15 000m² of the interlocking pavers have been used for this purpose. Three other Technicrete paving products – Double Bond and Bondbrick paving blocks and precast concrete garden kerbs – were used to surface and edge 1 000m of walkways threading through the busy campus.

Also part of the ongoing project has been the installation of Technicrete’s Armorflex concrete erosion-protection blocks to facilitate the channelling of surface stormwater runoff to an attenuation pond.

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