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BRUSSELS BLOCK®

Brussels Block is the original tumbled paver, first introduced to North America by Unilock in 1993. These pavers are literally ‘tumbled’ in a drum to create an antiqued patina that brings timeless warmth and a relaxed appearance to any project. Reflecting the design cues of quarried stone, Brussels Block was traditionally sold in the standard and half stone sizes, until the XL size was introduced to increase the range of patterning possibilities. Today, Brussels Block is available in a number of colors and continues to be a popular choice for rustic driveway, patio and walkway projects.

Brussels Block Paver 208x348x70 Limestone
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Brussels Block Paver 208x348x70 Limestone
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BRUSSELS BLOCK®

Brussels Block is the original tumbled paver, first introduced to North America by Unilock in 1993. These pavers are literally ‘tumbled’ in a drum to create an antiqued patina that brings timeless warmth and a relaxed appearance to any project. Reflecting the design cues of quarried stone, Brussels Block was traditionally sold in the standard and half stone sizes, until the XL size was introduced to increase the range of patterning possibilities. Today, Brussels Block is available in a number of colors and continues to be a popular choice for rustic driveway, patio and walkway projects.

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Applications
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Commercial Vehicular
Heavy Dutty Vehicular e1632317142118
Heavy Duty Vehicular
Light Vehicular e1632317133752
Light Duty Vehicular
Residential & Commercial Pedestrian
Residential_Driveway
Residential_Driveway
Shape and size
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HALF
104mm x 173mm x 70mm
4" x 6 7/8" x 2 3/4"
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HALF
104mm x 173mm x 70mm
4" x 6 7/8" x 2 3/4"
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STANDARD
173mm x 208mm x 70mm
6 7/8" x 8 1/4" x 2 3/4"
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STANDARD
173mm x 208mm x 70mm
6 7/8" x 8 1/4" x 2 3/4"
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XL
208mm x 348mm x 70mm
8 1/4" x 13 3/4" x 2 3/4"
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XL
208mm x 348mm x 70mm
8 1/4" x 13 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Technologies
Technologies
Classic
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Classic

Our budget-friendly, Unilock Classic pavers and walls are manufactured to exceed ASTM standards for quality and strength. Available in classic shapes and styles, these products utilize a traditional product mix of large and small aggregates that is consistent from top to bottom with color mixed throughout.

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LIMESTONE
ALMOND GROVE
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LIMESTONE
ALMOND GROVE
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BRUSSELS BLOCK®

Brussels Block is the original tumbled concrete paver in North America and still our most popular. The relaxed appearance of Brussels Block fits in practically any design situation. Consider accenting or bordering with Copthorne® for a very striking yet classic look.

Recommended Base Stabilization – one layer of DriveGrid™" stabilization grid between subgrade and base material. Recommended depth 8” to 10” below pavers for maximum stability and performance. Use under Standard Base or Permeable Base.

Standard Base – Min. 6” – 8” of ¾” Crusher Run gravel (any road base standard in accordance with ASTM-D2940) compacted to 98% Standard Proctor Density (SPD).

Standard Bedding Course – 1” thick of coarse sand– in accordance with ASTM-D2940 screeded over base.

Alternative Permeable Base – Min. 6” – 8” of ¾“ clear open-graded stone compacted to achieve full particle lock-up and consolidation. (Clear open-graded does not compact but does consolidate slightly by rattling the particles together.)

Alternative Permeable Bedding Course – 1” thick of 1/4” clear open-graded chip stone – (ASTM No. 8) screeded over base.

Special Note: Concrete Direct Overlay – In some areas of the country and in some applications pavers are very successfully placed directly over concrete. Concrete as a base is in itself quite strong, but it can affect the structural integrity of the paver particularly in vehicular applications, where the concrete below is sub-par. The following considerations must be taken into account to insure that the concrete below the surface is ideal:

  1. Concrete integrity – concrete must be in good condition, and not crumbling
  2. Drainage slope – concrete below must be sloped away from all buildings and structures
  3. Drainage holes – In lowest areas of the concrete, drill 1” holes in concrete (on 12” centers) and fill holes with ¼” chip (ASTM No. 8)
  4. Base drainage - the area below the concrete must not be subject to frost movement
  5. Surface - surface must be totally smooth and flat equivalent to the desired finished surface
  6. Waterproofing - may be required when installing pavers over concrete where there is a basement or cold cellar below. Install an impervious rubber membrane over the surface prior to installing any pavers over the surface.
  7. Jointing Sand - Use an impervious polymeric sand when installing over concrete

Jointing Material and Joint Stabilization

All sands must meet ASTM C144 or C33 Specifications. For best appearance and optimal performance,, keep jointing materials approximately 1/8” below the chamfer (bevel edge) of the paver.

Good Option: Ordinary sharp jointing sand in accordance with ASTM C144 or C33. (Common name: Concrete Sand)

Best Option: Any polymeric sand or ordinary concrete sand stabilized by a water-based or solvent-based joint sand stabilizer sealer. Always follow manufacturer’s application specifications and requirements.

 

Handling – This product has no special handling requirements.

Edge Restraint - Always install an edge restraint around the perimeter of any paver installation not restrained by building structures. Spike-in edge restraints come in plastic and metal and work well for most applications. A concrete curb or a sub-surface concrete wedge can also be installed to retain the edge.

Paver Compaction - Always use a protective polymer pad on the bottom of your compactor when doing the final compaction of the pavers. An alternative is to use a rubber-roller compactor for the final compaction.

Cleaners – Any cleaner specifically designed for pavers may be used for color restoration or general cleaning. Follow manufacturer’s dilution rates and application procedures. Always test a small area to make sure the results are as expected.

Sealers

  • Product may be sealed for aesthetic or cleanliness reasons but it is not required
  • Use any sealer approved for concrete pavers
  • Select type for desired aesthetics
  • Product must be cleaned before sealing
  • Always read and follow manufacturer’s application procedures
  • Always test a small area to make sure the results are as expected

The Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) provides measurable criteria to determine compliance, not individual product evaluation. Gaps, joints or openings, greater than ½” horizontal and ¼” vertical should be avoided as they can disrupt wheelchair maneuvering (United States Access Board – Guidelines and Standards).

Unit Thickness (mm)
Layers per Bundle
Sq Ft per Bundle
Sq Ft per Layer
Sq Ft per Section
Sq Ft per Unit
Units per Bundle
Units per Layer
Units per Section
Lin Ft per Bundle - Soldier
Lin Ft per Section - Soldier
Lin Ft per Layer - Soldier
Lin Ft per Unit - Soldier
Lin Ft per Unit - Sailor
Lin Ft per Section - Sailor
Lin Ft per Layer - Sailor
Lbs per Bundle
Lbs per Layer
Lbs per Section
Lbs per Unit
XL
70
8
76.56
9.57
25.52
0.8
96
12
32
65.51
21.84
8.18898
0.68
109.61
36.54
13.70079
2527.99
315.999
842.66
26.33
STANDARD
70
8
88.6
11.08
12.66
0.4
224
28
32
127.87
18.27
15.98375
0.57
152.86
21.84
19.1075
3186.56
398.32
455.22
14.23
HALF
70
8
88.7
11.09
12.67
0.2
448
56
64
152.86
21.84
19.10761
0.34
254.28
36.33
31.78478
2788.99
348.62426
398.43
6.23

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