By Laurene Morin. driveway. Published at Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 - 14:47:22 PM.
Two Set up your level line. You will need to knock 2 timber or steel pins into the ground, one at the house end of the driveway and the other at the pavement side. Next, attach a tight builder’s nylon line at what will be the finished height of your block paving, this line should be approx 10mm higher than the pavement and 150mm lower than the damp proof course to allow for final compaction of the block paving.
There are 2 methods you can employ as the bed for block paving, one, you have fully compacted sand making the sub base and the laying coarse much firmer, achieving a much flatter surface. To achieve this you need your sand approx 10 – 15mm higher than the finished screeding height, this surplus sand is screeded off to the correct height and then you lay your block paving.
By laying five to eight inches of gravel beneath the asphalt you are ensuring a greater life expectancy for your asphalt driveway. Also by having your asphalt paving company install your asphalt finish at least one foot before the asphalt covers the gravel, you are allowing your asphalt driveway to not crack when visitors drive to the edge of the finished surface.
The material is literally mixed up and with a trowel spread onto a tarmac surface and left to set. Why not just has a pea shingle driveway? Well many driveway experts have found that after a short period of time the shingle starts to be carried down the road in the tracks of car tyres that have rolled onto the drive, the shingle ends up being carried down the road and periodically the pea shingle has to be replaced.
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