The following suggested method is to be used as a guide only. This method does not take into account the variations between location and the purpose for which the pavers are to be used or different installation techniques. The method chosen is solely the responsibility of the customer/installer. The following is applicable to a range of general paving situations.
- Flexible Method -
- Excavate area to allow for 75mm compacted crushed rock for pedestrian traffic, or 100mm for light vehicle traffic, 25mm bedding sand and 40mm pavers.
- Ensure area has sufficient fall for drainage, the recommended minimum fall is 1 in 50, and if necessary, install a drainage system.
- Install a layer of plastic sheeting under crushed rock base to prevent moisture absorption.
- Install crushed rock base and compact with a vibrating plate to required thickness and check levels.
- Spread 25mm of washed concrete sand for the bedding of the pavers, using screed rails. Avoid walking on finished surface.
- Using string lines as a guide, commence to lay pavers from one corner, always working on the paved surface.
- Pavers should be laid with a 3 - 5 mm joint.
- If any cutting of pavers is required, this may be done with a ceramic blade, for large quantities, a diamond brick saw is recommended. Pavers should always be cut with a wet blade and any residue immediately washed off.
- Once completed, an adequate edge restraint should be installed. This may consist of concrete, timber, or brick.
- Paver joints should be filled with Pavelok jointing sand.
- If you wish to avoid staining due to food or drink spills, or oil stains and tyre marks, suitable products are available for sealing paved surfaces.
Please contact us before sealing pavers as some sealers change paver colour.
Under no circumstances wash/clean pavers with hydrochloric acid.