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    Anyone done 'Block Paving'

    Looking at sacraficing half our garden this year for some off road parking and would like it block paved.

    Pretty handy at DIY so will have a go at anything lol.

    Anyone done it themselfs? Any pointers?
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    Done it with me dad.

    If you want to get a good level straight surface, hire out a whacker, whack the ground flat.

    Depending on the size of your garden, say it it was like 12ft square as an example now, about 2 ton of washed sharp sand, spread it out evenly, Then screed it, with either a scaffolding tube or a good size piece of 2x2 timber.

    Lay the pavers then whack them again. Any left over sand, chuck it over the pavers, and brush it in the joins, just to tidy it up.
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    How deep did you go before adding (And compressing) scalping's?
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    We used to dig down about 8-12 inches. Then about 4-5 inches of crush and run PROPERLY compacted with a whacker plate, 2 inches of sharp sand then lay straight on top of the sharp sand. Make sure the sharp sand is perfectly level. Makes the job easier.

    When its all laid, Get some kiln dried sand, Spread all over the pavers making sure you fill all the gaps fully then go over with a whacker plate to tamp down the paviers. Then repeat a few weeks later if you want for more peice of mind.

    This makes sure they are tamped down firmly and won't hopefully move in future.

    You will need to fill the gaps again in the future if you preassure wash the paved area, Or if you notice any movement.
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