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    Brickweave Drives - any1 able to offer advice?

    We have had 2 differing opinions:

    1. Make sure they lay a concrete base so that the bricks don't sag.

    2. Don't lay a concrete base because water has nowhere to go and will soak through the bricks and eventually lift them up.


    Confused :?

    Anyone on here an expert and can help?
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    lay a concrete base then concrete the bricks to the concrete base filling any gaps between bricks with coloured cement (which you can get the colour is an additive you add to the cement)
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    If brickweave is the same as block paving, you will need about 8 to 10mm off type 1 aggregate (stone) then they will be laid on sand and brushed with a mixture of sand and cement...

    Drainage will not lift the bricks
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    nah you dont mix sand and cement for block paving..

    When they do block paving its what they call floating that means it is not bedded into the ground with mortar.. The ground is prepared with stone and sand then leveled off.. then the bricks are laid and once its all done, sand is tipped onto the blocks and a whacker is used to vibrate all the sand into the brick joints (wacker a heavy machine that vibrates) thus stopping the blocks being able to move...


    someone correct me if im wrong like ( this is how my block paving was done)



    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3v
    nah you dont mix sand and cement for block paving..

    When they do block paving its what they call floating that means it is not bedded into the ground with mortar.. The ground is prepared with stone and sand then leveled off.. then the bricks are laid and once its all done, sand is tipped onto the blocks and a whacker is used to vibrate all the sand into the brick joints (wacker a heavy machine that vibrates) thus stopping the blocks being able to move...


    someone correct me if im wrong like ( this is how my block paving was done)
    Exactly as the man said - thats how mine was done

    Type 1 MOT subbase (compacted)
    Building sand base (compacted and then skimed)
    Lay blocks
    Fill gaps with 'Kiln Dried Sand' and 'whacker plate'
    For the next few days check to see if any gaps need resanding and simply brush the sand over the joints to fill up.

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    Will go with that - I think the problem with the concrete sub-base is not the bricks floating but puddles forming where water becomes trapped. I think someone was thinking of a highways or heavy-duty answer.

    Just gotta make sure they dig deep emough and whacker-plate it down well.

    Oh also gleamed that it is importnat they bed the edging stones in concrete to prevent the edges moving/sinking.

    cheers for the help
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    All the above is correct.

    A hardcore base will allow super duper drainage when it rains as it disappears down between the blocks, and through the hardcore.

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    ours was done with the above method but i can see two depressed lines where the cars run up and down.
    im bored !

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3v
    nah you dont mix sand and cement for block paving..

    When they do block paving its what they call floating that means it is not bedded into the ground with mortar.. The ground is prepared with stone and sand then leveled off.. then the bricks are laid and once its all done, sand is tipped onto the blocks and a whacker is used to vibrate all the sand into the brick joints (wacker a heavy machine that vibrates) thus stopping the blocks being able to move...


    someone correct me if im wrong like ( this is how my block paving was done)



    Hope this helps



    Sorry, should of been more specific.....you can mix a very small amount of cement with the sand that is brushed between the blocks, not enough so that they set but enough to keep the sand firm.... he uses about a handful for the whole mix...maybe its just the way he does things
    ( my dad does this for a living...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRI Allan
    ours was done with the above method but i can see two depressed lines where the cars run up and down.
    Which is why some people have said to us..."make sure they lay down concrete first"
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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