By Chantalle Michel. driveway. Published at Monday, January 28th, 2019 - 19:39:01 PM.
Traditional gravel or pea shingle driveways: These were once only for the very wealthy. They were introduced as a security measure. The idea being that when a vehicle or person made contact with the shingle, the noise would alert the household to the intruder.
Make sure you get the correct ones that you want to put out front of your house since you want to make sure you have the best ones for the job. This is to make sure you get exactly what you need, for the price that you find affordable. Your block paving driveways does not have to be expensive to look expensive depending on where you go to receive your materials.
The other way is to have 2/3 compacted sand and a third loose sand which you screed to the desired height, this is easier to screed but can result in soft spots. Establish the finished height of your block paving use a block as a guide and push it down into the sand until it is 5mm higher than the finished height to allow for the final compacting once all the block paving is laid.
You need a flat bed for your pavers to lay on, to do this you can use 18mm galvanised steel electrical conduit, they are not expensive but are better than using timber because the piece of timber or aluminum used to screed the sand will slide along them much easier.
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