Bric-EdgTM Flexible & Rigid 2 inch high paver restraint
Introduced by Oly-Ola in 1992, it is the original "L" shaped paver restraint. Bric-Edg's simple design was no accident. At the time of its introduction, no paver restraints were available that could be installed underneath the pavers and the available restraints did not allow for turf growth alongside the paver after installation. Improving on an existing idea, it was determined that the "L" shape was the best design to solve these problems.
And, as with all Oly-Ola products, this new restraint needed to be the strongest on the market; therefore, it was made with 100% recycled, high grade PVC, without fillers or blown in material. Its success is evident by the many competitors who have since tried to copy the design. Today, Bric-EdgTM remains the industry leader.
Available in Rigid & Flexible styles, 7.5 ft. or 15 ft. lengths
Connector = H-clip
This H-clip can be used with each of Oly-Ola's paver restraints. Use PVC cement at the joint for a permanent hold.
Install the bricks or pavers according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. If installing underneath the pavers, measure the final row of pavers before securing the paver restraint. When installing outside the pavers, simply butt the restraint up against the pavers. Once in place, secure the restraint with steel stakes.
Secure the restraint by staking it every 2 feet at minimum through the holes provided on the horizontal leg. When installing the restraint outside of the pavers, pound the stake at a 45 degree angle toward the pavers. When installing the restraint underneath the pavers, stake at a 90 degree angle until the top of stake is flush with the horizontal leg. Use extra stakes when securing joints and curves. Do not make the mistake of using too few stakes, especially when the ground is exposed to cold temperatures.
With Bric-Edg's L-shaped design, you have install options.
Many users have had a good deal of success preventing spike heaving by using this alternative installation method. Instead of staking the restraint through the provided holes, pound the stake or spike through the PVC material at the elbow at a 45 degree angle (pictured below). We do not recommend using this installation method with low grade retail edgings!
Pictured here, Doyle Brick Paving of Addison, Illinois has had a good deal of success preventing spike heaving by using this alternative installation method.
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Since our paver restraints are made of true PVC, they can be heated with a propane torch or heat gun and then bent to form 90 degree corners and other angles. Be sure to practice your technique on scrap pieces before applying it in the field.
It is not necessary to connect paver restraint pieces together if staked properly. However, our H-clip connector works great with PVC glue to create a permanent hold.
|Material:||Black rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC), carbon black concentrate and impact modifier|
|Packaging:||15 foot - 6 pieces per bundle (90 ft.)|
7.5 foot - 12 pieces per bundle/box (90 ft.)
|Average Wall Thickness:||Vertical Leg = .115 - .125 inches|
Horizontal Leg = .110 - .120 inches
|Dimensions Per Piece:||Depth = 2 inch vertical leg|
Width = 3 inch horizontal leg
|Can be Formed with Heat:||Yes - heat gun or propane torch (Light Contact)|
|Approximate Weight:||15 ft. piece: 5.2 lbs. bundle: 31 lbs.|
7.5 ft. piece: 2.6 lbs. bundle: 31 lbs.
7.5 ft. box: 36 lbs. (Includes 36 Stakes & 12 H-clips)
|Connection Type:||H-Clip (Sold Separately)|
|Staking:||Vertically through provided holes using nail or Oly-Ola's 9.25 inch stake (Sold Separately)|
|Available Styles(s):||Flexible and rigid|