By Aceline Buisson. driveway. Published at Sunday, January 27th, 2019 - 04:31:30 AM.
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.
Three Place a geotextile layer (weed control fabric) on top of the subsoil to the total area of your driveway. This eliminates mixing of the sub soil or clay and the hardcore yet still allows water to flow away freely.Hold this in place using a few bricks or blocks and keep it tight whilst adding the hardcore.
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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.
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