Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Brick Sidewalk Detail

Although providing more sidewalk and better lighting are the most obvious aspect of the Pardall project, one of the small details on the project is the band of brick pavers that run along the street behind the curb. Its a subtle but important touch that add a little color and texture to offset the concrete.

The detail adds an extra step to the process of constructing the new sidewalk. Typical sidewalk construction requires 2 steps for pouring the concrete -- pouring the curb and gutter and letting it cure followed by pouring the sidewalk itself. To add the brick detail, the concrete masons have an additional step. They pour an additional concrete trough the brick will sit on after the curb prior to the sidewalk section.

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