IS Code & Guidelines
Grade Designation of pavers Blocks Recommended Minimum Paver Block Thickness (MM) Traffic Examples of Application
M-30 50 Building Premises, monument premises, landscapes, public gardens/parks, domestic drives, paths and patios, embankment stopes, and sand stabilization area etc.
M-35 60 Pedestrain plazas, Shopping complexes ramps, car parks, office driveways, housing Colonies, office complexes, rural roads with low volume traffic, farm houses, beach sites, tourist resorts local authority footways, residential roads, etc.
M-40 80 City streets, small and medium market roads low volume roads, utility cuts on arterial roads, etc.
M-50 100 Bus terminals, industrial complexes, mandi houses, road on expansive soils, factory floor, service stations, industrial pavements etc.
M-55 120 Container terminals, ports, docks yards, mine access road, bulk cargo handling areas, airport pavements.
Serial No. Paver Block Thickness (MM) Correction Factor for
Plain Block Arrised/Chamfered
1 50 0.96 1.30
2 60 1.00 1.06
3 80 1.12 1.18
4 100 1.18 1.24
5 120 1.28 1.34
  • Basket Weave
  • Basket Weave-2&3 fold
  • Basket Weave-single & double
  • Diagonal
  • Herringbone
  • Running & Stack Bond
  • Running Bond - Quarter Brick
  • Running Bond-Half Brick
  • Stack Bond
  • Boxed Basketwave
  • Single Basketwave
Serial No. Dimensions Measurement Method, Ref to Recommended Value Tolerance Limit for Paver Block
≤ 100 mm ≥ 100 mm
1 With W Annex B To be specified by manufacturere ± 2 mm ± 3 mm
2 Length L Annex B To be specified by manufacturere ± 2 mm ± 3 mm
3 Thickness, T Annex B 50 to 120 mm ± 3 mm ± 4 mm
4 Aspect Ratio Annex Maximum : 4.0 +0.2 + 0.2 (L/T)
5 Arris/chmfer Annex B Maximum : 5 mm
Minimum : 7 mm
± 1 mm ± 1 mm
6 Thickness of wearing layer 6.2.3 Maximum : 6 mm + 2 mm ± 2 mm
7 Plan Area Asw Annex B Maximum : 0.03 m2 +0.001m2 +0.001m1
8 Wearing area, Asw Annex B Maximum 75 percent of plan Area -1 percent -1 percent
9 Squareness Annex B Nil ± 2 mm ± 3 mm
Traffic and Road Type Subgrade CBR (%)
- Above 10 5-10
Cycle Tracks, Pedestrain Footpaths Blocks 60 60
Sand Bed 20-30 20-30
Base 200 200
Commercial Traffic Axle Load Repetitions less than 10 msa
Residential Streets
Blocks 60-80 60-80
Sand Bed 20-40 20-40
WBM/WMM Base 250 250
Granular Sub-base 200 250
Comerical Traffic Axle LoadRepetitions 10-20 msa
Collector Streets, Industrial Streets, Bus and Truck Parking Areas
Blocks 80-100 80-100
Sand Bed 20-40 20-40
WBM/WMM Base 250 250
Granular Sub-base 200 250
Commerccial Traffic Axle Load Repetitions 20-50 msa
Arterial Streets
Blocks 80-100 80-100
Sand Bed 20-40 20-40
WBM/WMM Base 250 250
Or WBM/WMM Base 150 150
and DLC Over it* 75 75
Granular Sub-base 200 250