Block Paving – What we do
An important part of any drive is the depth it is dug out, and the depth and the quality of the road stone (or hardcore) used. Our road stone is guaranteed and frost proof. It does not contain crushed brick or glass.
Our block paving drives are dug out at least 9″. We bring in 5″ of MOT Type I road stone, which when compacted reduces to 4″. Next we supply and screed out level 2″ of sharp sand.
We can supply a variety of blocks, either made of concrete or clay, standard brick sized pavers or larger, rumbled cobbles. Clay blocks are not so well publicised, but their advantage is that they do not fade.
The other most important part of any drive is to ensure that all edgings and the edge blocks (the framework) are secured with concrete to prevent any lateral movement. It is just like a jigsaw. A jigsaw is very strong when all the edge pieces are in place, but becomes very unstable as soon as you remove a few edge pieces.
Once the blocks are laid and cut in using a diamond blade for accurate cutting, dry sand is swept over the blocks, which fixed the blocks in place.
The following are the photos with words describing how we construct a block paving drive. More photos of block paving drives can be viewed in GALLERY.