Block paving preparation
Here at Manor Driveways we see preparation as the most important part of the job as without good foundations, no matter how nice it looks on completion your driveway or patio just won’t last.
We pride ourselves on making each and every job the very best it can be and it all starts with the preparation.
Firstly for driveways we dig out at least 200mm, some times more depending on substrate. This is done using a digger and by hand paying close attention to all utilities, drains and manholes which are treated with the utmost care and consideration.
120mm of MOT type 1 is laid next, the levels are very important at this point and we make sure everything is accurate before this is compacted two or three times using a heavy duty wackier plate. The subbase preparation is now done and we move onto laying the driveway or patio.
For block paving we lay a bed of sharp sand that is compacted and screeded to the required falls and the paviours are laid on top. The edges are then concreted to stop any spread. Kiln dried sand is applied all over and the blocks which are compacted twice, and the sand is then swept off leaving you with a fantastic new driveway.
Slabs will be laid on a bed of sharp sand and cement and once dried will be pointed again with a mortar mix.
We hope this has given you a small insight into the way your work will be carried out, and demonstrates it will be to the highest of standards ensuring your installation will last a long time.
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