By Margeaux Perrin. block. Published at Sunday, February 24th, 2019 - 05:37:05 AM.
Driveway paving is quite popular in the UK. It provides a heard-wearing surface for front gardens so you can park your cars, and also improves the outside appearance of a home. People will see the driveway first as they approach, so the better your driveway the bigger the impression! (You could also enhance this further with security gates and brick walls, but that’s for another article.
Consumers should sweep and hose the paved area down regularly to keep it free of debris and stop the build up of dust and grime. It is also wise to fill the areas in between the pavers with plaster sand once every year. This will ensure that the paving remains rigid and does not shift.
Call in a paving professional to assist with the cleaning of the paving. While not recommended, consumers can use a diluted acid-based cleaning product, available from hardware stores. It is also extremely important to follow the chemical manufacturer’s instructions, specifically regarding the dilution. After using the acid-based dilution, wash it off thoroughly with water as quickly as possible in order to prevent damage to the pavers.
Paving block structures with mortar filled vertical joints can exhibit a significantly higher load capacity as comparable structures with sand filled joints. For this reason, this pavement construction method is increasingly being used or would be used, respectively, if its performance could be estimated reliably. Specifically, the exact cause of cracks due to cooling in winter has not been fully understood yet and appropriate prediction tools do not exist.
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