Interlocking paving block production in nigeria; how viable?

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ISOLO, Nigeria - April 1, 2014 - PRLog -- Interlocking concrete pavements are a special dry mix pre-cast piece of concrete commonly used in exterior landscaping pavement applications. Concrete paving stones can be used for walkways, patios, pool decks and driveways and airport or loading docks.

Interlocking concrete pavers are now available throughout Nigeria in more than 25 different shapes and sizes. With the addition of pigment for colored units, numerous pavement patterns can be achieved, making interlocking concrete pavements aesthetically pleasing as well as durable. The equipment and methods for producing pavers are unique.

Specific proportions of any mixture used for concrete pavers will depend on locally available materials, manufacturing equipment requirements, and the desired final texture and quality of the paving unit. Standard thicknesses are 60 mm (for light traffic) and 80 mm (heavy traffic).

The raw materials required for production can be locally sourced and they include crushed stone, sand, cement and though other materials like dust, coal fly ash and other industrial wastes can be used.

The market for paving blocks is, at present, a growing one. One of the main reasons for the growth of this very specialized market would seem to be the worldwide tendency for beautification of cities, parks and gardens. This requires a modern concrete paving product, which is quick and easy to lay, and besides being esthetically pleasing, has the advantage of excellent performance under traffic.

Because of its greater acceptance, not only for roads, driveways and parking areas, but also for other applications such as airports, harbours and mines, it is expected that this market will continue to grow.

One area which promises the greatest potential is the paving of township roads as part of the employment creation programme. Concrete block paving provides an attractive, long lasting maintenance free road.

There are 2 main manufacturing processes used in the production of concrete paving units and these are

Wet Cast (also referred to as "Open Moulded")
Hydraulically Pressed

Wet cast techniques are typically used to create fancy or decorative units that do not require high strength.

Hydraulic Pressing techniques are used to manufacture regularly sized items with a high strength or items that will be subjected to secondary treatments.

Both techniques rely on the plastic concrete being added to a mould, the concrete is then settled into place and curing (hydration) begins.

At Foraminifera Market Research {}, we provide bespoke and up to date market research reports for start-ups and those already in business.

Our reports are designed to assist start-ups to understand the legal and financial requirements of starting the business, the market trends vis-a-vis demand and supply, competition, risk identification and mitigation strategies.

You can order our detailed feasibility report on interlocking paving block production in Nigeria by clicking on the link below.


Report Code: FORA/2014/INTERLOCKINGSTONE/0009556355

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