Brick roads are known to be durable, but we sadly, many parts of the world have replaced them with asphalt, due to the laborious process of laying them. Introducing the RoadPrinter, which lays out a beautiful and sustainable hard-scape anywhere it travels. It consists of an angled plain that workers feed with paving stones or bricks as the machine inches forward along a sand base layer. Next, the bricks are automatically packed together by gravity, while a telescoping forklift feeds the hopper. What does this mean? It can lay out up to 400-square-meters of road day. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
“Brick roads have been around for centuries and they have been revisited lately by the green building community for a number of reasons. Bricks are easy to procure and reuse, cement pavers last a very long time, and they are easy to repair and replace. They tolerate water and freezing without forming cracks, and some newer systems actually absorb rainwater between the pavers and infuse it back into the ground again, reducing storm water runoff and helping improve the effectiveness of aquifers. Not to mention, the roads look pretty great too,” according to Inhabitat.