Why You Need Pedestal Pavers For Building On A Sloping Surface

10 benefits of using pedestal pavers for sloping surfaces

Perfectly level surfaces don’t happen often in building and construction. So if sloping or uneven substrate is causing you problems with your latest build, here are 10 reasons why you should use a pedestal flooring system.  

  1. Fully adjustable: You can adjust the supports, post installation, to easily compensate for unevenness, irregularities or gradients on the laying surface.
  2. Water drains quickly: The gap between each slab or tile lets water discharge onto the laying surface to facilitate fast and efficient drainage.
  3. Structural movement is absorbed: As the floor is independent of the structure, the paving and supports absorb any expansion or structural movements.
  4. Strong and safe: The supports are made from special compounds and have a continuous thread between the base and screw, guaranteeing superior strength and durability.
  5. Reduces noise: The supports’ anti-slip and anti-noise heads can reduce sound impact by up to 25dB.
  6. Environmentally-friendly: No chemicals are used in installation and at the end of its service life, the system can be fully recycled.  
  7. Improves thermal insulation: The air circulating between the paving and waterproof membrane extends the life of the membrane and improves heat insulation.
  8. Cost-effective to install: The pedestal system can be installed quickly and easily, with little site preparation and minimal disruption to the build site.
  9. Provides easy access and concealment: The gap between the floor and membrane allows for easy access and concealment of plumbing and electrics.
  10. Low in weight: Pedestal flooring offers a lightweight, low-cost flooring solution with minimal installation products.

What types of pedestal pavers should I use for sloping surfaces?

At KEKSIÄ, we supply pedestal flooring options for a range of applications and for sloping surfaces, we recommend;

  • Wood Deck System features an end predisposed to accommodate a joist or central block, allowing for quick and easy adjustments to any type of substructure. It can be used in conjunction with our SE, NM and Star T series bases to provide a stable and perfectly level flooring solution.

  • SE Series is an adjustable pedestal support recognised as the most effective solution for sloping installation surfaces. Its unique swivelling head is self-levelling, allowing it to automatically compensate for any gradient up to 5%. The adjustment is performed using a key from above, guaranteeing precision alignment of the entire floor surface.

  • Star T Series is thin, adaptable and conveniently adjustable. This pedestal is compact in size and can be used on any kind of floor, making it perfect for renovations. It’s adjustable from 10 to 30 mm and compatible with any type of ceramic, concrete or composite material.

  • NM Series has a fixed head that can be adjusted to the millimetre and a Twist Slope Compensator disc to allow for imperfections or sloping in the substrate. Other features include superior strength and reliability, an anti-noise, anti-slip head, an adjustable height screw system and a pre-cut base for wall corner cuts.

  • The Wind Proof System is designed to solve the issue of surface lift caused by wind in a safe, permanent and economical way. It is ideal for outdoor areas where strong wind may be a factor such as rooftop gardens, balconies and decks. It creates a solid bond between the finished flooring and the supports by attaching the supports and plates to each other with "T" and "L" shape clips. With the pedestal system and pavers anchored to each other, a rock solid structure that’s completely wind resistant is created.

Do you need pedestal pavers for a sloping surface? Our team can help

At KEKSIÄ, we’re here to help you get the best results with the most suitable product. If you have questions about pedestal flooring solutions or need help with plans, quantities or specifications, call our friendly team of experts on 1300 633 099 or fill out the inquiry form on our Contact page.

Article by: Nenad Pesik

Nenad Pesik is the General Manager at KEKSIÄ. He has been working in the building industry for 4 years, specialising in pedestals and raised floors. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and on a daily basis consults with businesses to find the best solution to their construction needs.