Block Paving Adds A Touch Of Class To Your Driveway Or Garden.
We can install any style of block paving from traditional to contemporary sets or more commonly plaspave 50’s.
Popular Block Paving Ranges To Choose From
The Plaspave range includes Sorrento, Monopoli, Amalfi, Gissentro, Premia, Palermo and Modena (See our full range & styles here) and is amongst the most popular ranges chosen by our clients. Alongside the Plaspave range we also install anything in the Marshalls or Bradstone ranges.
We can replace your existing driveway or completely re design your garden into a patio or parking area and work throughout Yorkshire including Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Barnsley , Huddersfield, Halifax and surrounding areas.
The first stage is to remove your existing driveway, this is done using a mini digger with all the debris collected by a grab wagon. This process can be normally completed in a day depending on the size of the area.
The minimum depth to be excavated is 10″ ( 250mm ) to allow for 6″ ( 150mm ) hardcore 2″ ( 50mm ) river sand and 2″ ( 50mm ) for the blocks.
The new driveway has to be set to the correct falls and cross falls, this is done by setting pegs into the ground at various points in the drive and attaching a string line to achieve the necessary angle so rainwater can run off.
A new M.O.T. (Ministry Of Transport) standard type 1 sub base is installed and has to be compacted with a vibrating roller.
After this is completed new edging restraints, drainage and manholes are set in concrete.
A compacted layer of river sand is layed and screeding rails are positioned. Once the sand is screeded the laying of the blocks can begin in the desired pattern.
Once all the blocks have been laid all the cuts need to be made using diamond tip blades at the edges.
Finally kiln dried sand is brushed into the joints and a vibrating plate is run over the area so the sand filters down in between the blocks. This process is repeated until blocks are fully bedded and all joints are full. Any surplus sand is swept away
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