When it comes to choosing your pavers, there are so many variations in size, colour, and finish.
With block paving, it’s not just a case of choosing your materials. There’s also a design to plan. From repeated patterns to elaborate mosaics, to simple images, names, or dates … the possibilities are endless.
Even the simplest of designs will benefit from a kerb or edging. In addition to acting as a structural retainer, an edging will give integrity to the block pattern, like a frame around a picture.
When all the blocks are laid, kiln-dried sand is swept over the entire surface. The blocks and the sand must be bone dry in order for the sand to slip right into the gaps between the paving stones. This fine sand provides stability to the blocks, preventing them from moving around.
As we mentioned before, any manhole covers will be recessed. Recess manhole covers are specially designed to contain a portion of the surrounding surface, so the manhole cover blends into the aesthetics of the driveway. A continuation of the block-paving design is laid onto a layer of cement inside the container part of the manhole cover, and when the cover is replaced, the paving pattern appears unbroken.
Finally, the surface is compacted.