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Follow The Green Brick Road

A Labor-Reducing, Time-Saving, Amazing Machine Gives Rebirth To A Sustainable, Beautiful Blast From The Past

Henk van Kuijk, owner of Vanku Machinebouw (machine construction), from Brabantine Gilze-Rijen, the Netherlands, has developed an amazing machine called Tiger-Stone. An electric powered, gravity employing ballasting machine crawling along a sand base accurately laying sustainable brick/paver roads at an astounding 400 square meters (1,312 sq. ft.), a day. The width span can be adjusted up to 6 meters (19.68 feet) wide.

Brick roads have been road/street building material for centuries and pavers of one sort or another have been building roads for around 2,000 years or so. Brick/paver roads had fallen out of favor because they were so back-breaking labor and time intensive. But since the dawn of the green building movement and Tiger-Stone – they’re baaaacck! Bricks and pavers are easy to manufacture, reuse (a biggie), last an extremely long time, virtually maintenance free, and they are easily replaced in case of damage. They absorb rainwater between their seams helping renew aquifers and reducing storm water runoff. They can take intense heat, rain, snow, and freezing without cracking and the damage that leds to the potholes we’ve all come to know and loathe.

A mini-loader dumps bricks or stones into a hopper where up to three workers feed paving stones or bricks onto an angled plane, as the electrically powered Tiger-Stone travels in reverse. This allows (with the help of gravity) the angled plane to roll out a perfectly aligned, curb to curb, beautiful, sustainable, instant road.

In fact, watch the magic for yourself:

…. as the green future unfolds.

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8 Responses to “Follow The Green Brick Road”

  1. Jason Says:

    More communities in the United States should learn from efforts like these. With ailing infrastructure nationwide, sustainable road maintenance is something we need to consider as we move forward. Great blog by the way!

  2. Barbara Says:

    This is awesome! I agree with what Jason said, it’s just, will we do it? It is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, too!

  3. Theresa Cahill Says:

    I’m in complete agreement with Barbara! This is an amazing feat, a transportation back in time that not only creates attractive landscaping, but its re-usable appeal cannot be overlooked!

  4. Diane Says:

    Hi Linda! Just spent the night watching some extraordinary Mega development programs (green channel, can’t think of its name LOL!) and then reading this… it’s great to see people thinking outside the box in such an earth friendly way!

  5. Inspiring Stories Says:

    Brick roads have been road/street building material for centuries and pavers of one sort or another have been building roads for around 2,000 years or so… Thanks for sharing the video!!

  6. Matthew Says:

    i think that is an awesome idea, why aren’t we using that?

  7. iip albanjary Says:

    I saw the video and found an awesome method to put the paving block stone on the ground. In my country, the paving stones are placed manually, taking longer and more labor.

  8. wintergurl Says:

    This place really nice . Good place for rest and vacation

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