Paver Weight by Material
Roof Online Staff
How Much Do Pavers Weigh?
The weight of a paver depends on the dimensions of the paver, the type of material used to make the paver, and the manufacturer’s formulation of that material. Stone pavers made from the same type of stone can also vary in weight significantly depending on which quarry the stone came from.
For instance, concrete pavers with the same dimensions can vary in weight by up to 25% depending on the concrete mix used to make them. But in general:
Concrete pavers that are 1 inch thick weigh about 12 pounds per square foot.
Brick pavers that are 1 inch thick weigh about 10 pounds per square foot.
Stone pavers that are 1 inch thick weigh about 12 -14 pounds per inch per square foot.
Why is Paver Weight Important?
Pavers are a common source of added weight on roofs. Whether used for walkways, patios, plaza decks, or ballast weight on loose-laid roof membranes, paver weight can add up. It’s important to know how much it’s adding up to.
Different roofs are designed to support different amounts of weight per square foot, and you need to know how much of that structural support capacity is being used up by pavers.
About This Paver Weight Chart
We decided to put together a quick reference chart so we could look up the weight of the pavers used in plaza deck roofing systems or as ballast on loose-laid single-ply membrane roof systems.
The resulting chart was pretty short, so we decided to expand it by adding weights for every type of paver we could think of.
Many of these weights were taken directly from manufacturer technical data sheets and are the actual weights of specific, representative products. In some cases, the weights we give were calculated using more general manufacturer data, or taken from a non-manufacturer source that we consider reasonably authoritative.
In all cases, these values are meant to provide a general idea of what pavers weigh, and should not be used if precise values are needed for critical engineering calculations.
When precision is necessary, always refer to the data sheets of the actual, specific product you intend to use, or contact the technical department of the paver manufacturer.
Paver Weight Chart
Paver Weight Sources:
Black Locust Wood Pavers: Black Locust Lumber Global
Bluestone Pavers: Tompkins Bluestone Company
Brick Pavers: American Society of Civil Engineers
Concrete Pavers: Hanover Architectural Products
Flagstone Pavers: Northeast Stone Works
Granite Pavers: Blackhill Granites
Limestone Pavers: Stoneyard, Inc.
Porcelain Pavers: Hanover Architectural Products
Rubber Pavers: Versico Roofing Systems
Sandstone Pavers: Stoneyard, Inc.
Travertine Pavers: MS International
ASTM Standards for Pavers
ASTM C568 / C568M - 15 Standard Specification for Limestone Dimension Stone
ASTM C615 / C615M - 18e1 Standard Specification for Granite Dimension Stone
ASTM C902 - 20 Standard Specification for Pedestrian and Light Traffic Paving Brick
ASTM C936 / C936M - 20 Standard Specification for Solid Concrete Interlocking Paving Units
ASTM C1527 / C1527M - 11(2018) Standard Specification for Travertine Dimension Stone
ASTM C1782 / C1782M - 20a Standard Specification for Segmental Concrete Paving Slabs