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Wood block pavement, is a road surface material consisting of wooden blocks pioneered by Samuel Nicolson in the mid-eighteen hundreds. Wood block pavement has since become unfavorable due the drawbacks associated with its surface quality and maintenance costs.
Wood block pavement may have originated in Russia in the 14th-century. Wood block was also favored because stone was scarce and wood was abundant. Additionally, horse traffic reportedly made less noise on wood-surfaced streets. However, the drawbacks of Nicolson pavement include slippery surfaces when wet or icy, and the tendency of the blocks to rut, decay, and heave due to moisture seeping between the blocks. When treated with creosote, wood block pavement would last longer, but the creosoted pavement had a noticeable unpleasant smell.parking


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