Frequently Asked Questions

CastleLite Block FAQ

What are the benefits of CastleLite Concrete Pavers?

One of the many benefits of CastleLite is in the method in which we manufacture our pavers. We using a single mold process that enables the color to be integrated throughout the paver. The color you see on the surface is the same color throughout the paver. This enhances the color of the pavers for years to come.

Other paver manufacturers use a “face mix” method of manufacturing. They make a core paver, using “grey” concrete in the center of their pavers. Then they coat their pavers with a “face mix”.

Why should I choose pavers over asphalt or concrete?

The ground under asphalt and concrete will move over time, which causes cracking and displacement. Concrete pavers are modular and flexible, so it will not crack over time. If the ground does heave or a utility needs to be repaired under the pavers, they can be removed in whole and replaced after the repairs have been made.

Can pavers be laid over the top of my existing asphalt or concrete?

Pavers can be laid over existing pavements that are in good condition. If the pavement shows signs of major cracking, heaving, or settling, we donʼt recommend placing pavers over these conditions. We recommend that you remove the existing pavement, treat the substrate and construct a new structural section beneath the concrete pavers.

How do the pavers interlock?

All of CastleLiteʼs concrete pavers are interlocking. Regardless of which shape, color or laying pattern you choose, they are ALL interlocking concrete pavers. The term “interlock” is used to describe the internal friction imposed by the joint sand between the concrete pavers. It is this interlocking feature that give concrete pavers the flexibility and durability to withstand minor and major movements of the native soils. Maintenance and repairs (if required) are simplified because no mortar is used in the installation process.

Are concrete pavers slippery?

No, CastleLite concrete pavers have been tested and are known to exceed the Caltrans standards for friction coefficient (skid and slip resistance) for highway construction. Concrete pavers are also known to surpass the slip and skid resistance standards established by the American Disabilities Act.