Here are some examples of herringbone paving. Herringbone paving on driveways is very common. With certain types of paving it is recommend. For example, the standard paving range from Kilsaran (Slane Paving) is most commonly laid in herringbone as it allows the paving to interlock. This is one of the reasons block paving is still commonly referred to as interlock paving. Standard paving comes with ridges on the side of the paving that creates a small even gap. This gap is designed to allow kiln dried sand into the gaps which when compacted, helps to lock the paving in place. Herringbone pattern is considered one of the best methods for this as it gives extra support. This is especially important on driveways where vehicular traffic will occur.