How Riven Paving is Quarried
Riven paving is achieved by digging out blocks of stone from the quarry floor which have been formed over
millions of years.
All blocks which range from 1 to 10 tons are then split down in 50% ratios using a compressor, rock drill,
plugs and feathers.
When blocks have been drilled and are down to man handleable sizes they will be stood up
and then split down by a delver using nothing more than hammers, chisels and dollies.
Following the splitting process down to 1 1/2" - 3" thickness' all flags are then squared up either into
random or gauged widths and various lengths.
Flag rock being lifted from the quarry floor.
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