Clay pavers are another type of clay brick that have been used in the United States since colonial times. Many of the clay pavers on Boston's Beacon Hill have been in use for 200 years! Charleston, West Virginia installed the world's first clay brick street in 1870.
Today, genuine clay pavers are selected for garden pathways, driveways, sidewalks, patios, plazas, and even roadways because of their natural beauty, superior color retention, and low-maintenance requirements. Since the color of a clay unit is literally fired through the body of the unit, it does not fade or require sealers like concrete units do.
Authentic clay pavers are the perfect selection to enhance the exterior of your home with a custom garden pathway. Clay pavers are DIY-friendly and are ideal to build with because of their natural beauty, superior color retention, and low-maintenance requirements. Since the color of a clay unit is literally fired through the body of the unit, it does not fade or require sealers like concrete units do. Your project will look great for a very long time!
This video covers the proper installation of clay pavers and the various steps to take to ensure your next paver project will provide the look and durability you desire.
This video covers the proper techniques to compact clay pavers during installation so that your next paver project will provide the longevity, the look, and the durability you desire.
Americans have used clay brick pavers since the earliest colonial days. Some pavers are still in place after 200 years!
Today, many architects, homeowners, builders, designers, and city planners prefer clay brick pavers over other surfaces because of their superior color retention, unmatched durability, strength, design options and low maintenance.
For homeowners, clay pavers can transform garden pathways, driveways, and patios.
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Architects, designers, engineers and of course members of the brick industry have depended on BIA’s Technical Notes since we first published the series in 1950.
Each one of these documents is written so that the user will certainly – and frequently exceed – the stipulations outlined in their building code.
Our Technical Notes Series 14 consists of six different topics dedicated to clay pavers. Please see Technical Notes 14 through 14E for more information.
Since 1989, the Brick Industry Association has sponsored one of the country's most prestigious architectural award programs - the Brick in Architecture Awards.
As the only national association to represent both manufacturers and distributors, BIA is the authority in the clay brick industry.
As such, the Brick in Architecture Awards has become the nation's premiere architectural award featuring clay brick, and there is a specific category for landscape design.
BIA members manufacture brick, distribute clay brick, or provide products and services to the industry. Since many manufacturers and distributors have more than one location, you can find one closest to you.
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