By Pascale Gerard. driveway. Published at Sunday, January 20th, 2019 - 23:00:28 PM.
Using a tight string line to get the screeding rails to the correct finished height prior to screeding the sand, check for level or falling towards any drains, a 1:60 fall is required, that’s 1” in height to 60” in length minimum fall to ensure any surface water drains into your drainage system or soak-a-way.
When you complete the laying of your full blocks you then need to cut in the borders, you can cut bricks using a block splitter. Holding the brick in place over the border, looking from above mark a line onto the full block on each side where it meets the border, draw a line between these 2 points and cut off the surplus using the block splitter, then simply put the cut block in place.
When you go to choose your block paving, you will want to find a color that matches the rest of your house. The pavers who are professionals at paving will be able to give you ideas of what type of color should go in front of your home, and which one will stand out the most when it is placed in.
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.
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