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Designing pavements to avoid cracking

Did you know that Australian Standard AS 3727.1 exists for the design of residential pavements? The Standard applies to all types of construction methods, including concrete, asphalt, spray sealed and pavers.
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When you apply AS 3727.1 it can help to minimise any potential pavement cracking and movement – and ensure any pavement you lay is fit for purpose. The standard states that pavements need to have a minimum strength of N 20 to support foot traffic and should be laid at a depth of no less than 75mm. There's also minimum requirements for how steel reinforcement is used in concrete pavements and where it's to be used for pedestrian and vehicle traffic.  

Application of AS 3727 is for guidance only as it isn't referenced in the National Construction Code (NCC). It’s also recommended that building practitioners seek engineering advice in cases where pavement installations are not covered by the standard. 

Access this resource to find out more on how to avoid pavement cracking and where to go for further information.  

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