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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:20 pm 
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Hi all and thankyou in advance for reading my queary.

I have a blocked paved driveway aprox 30 m2, i wish to extend it by another 10 m2 but also re do the original one as it has sunk a bit where our cars have driven on them over time.
I have never done block paving before but can turn my hand to most jobs so with the knowledge i will be on.

I plan to dig out the bit to be extended by about 250mm, bricks are 60mm thick, so 130 mm mot type1, compacted sand to around 50mm, then lay sand on top aprox ? mm then screed.
I have a few questions so will number them below.

1. The edge stones will be the sane size as the block paving but black, do i cement them in to the height i want it all to finnish at before filling the centre?.

2.do i set my screed proud of my finnish line in oreder for them to compact down with a compactor? , if so then how can i be sure they finnish the same heaight as the edging ones i have cemented in ( thats asuming i do cement them in first.
3. As i want to lift the original block in order to relay them do i rake over first the screed it again, if so obviously that will all be more compacted than my new stuff as it has be used so how do i make sure it all compacts level after?

Im sure there will be more questions but the answers to these should set me in good stead.

Many thanks

Dave


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Most of your questions will be answered here

http://www.pavingexpert.com/blocks2.htm

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Thanks for the link, how ever i have already looked through it and i cant see any where in there where it answers my question. Lets face it, 99% of the questions on here can be found on google, but always good the hear advice from the horses mouth. If you can guide me as to where it answers my question on joining the old with new then fair play, but from here i am sure the people that can answer the question instead of posting a link will not answer as the will see a link has been placed and may asume i have found my answers from there.
Well for what it was worth, thanks for the response.


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1) yes, set at finishing height, concreted in.

2) for block paving 25mm of sand should be ok for the base. Chuck it down, wacker it and check your level. Allow enough for your blocks

3) hire a wacker plate.

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