We are going to write first about
How to instal a flexible pavement or Road with Concrete Blocks?
- Ensure sufficient ground material is dug out to accommodate the required pavement layer
- Ensure its evently formed,compacted and then each soft spots are made good.
- Ensure sufficient setting out is undertaken in our case we are using pins and a string line to achieve the corrects levels and falls tip.
- Measure the depth of each layer from the top of the finished paved layer downwards take into consideration the materials being used and where the curb is going to sit in relation to the required pavement layers.
3.Installing Sub Base
- Pour in the sub base and roughly distribute using a shovel or machine on site.We are using type 1 aggregate.
- Add more material as required and level off making sure it is evenly distributed.
- To ensure solid compaction of the sub base.It is recommended that you compact.No more than 75mm to 100 mm at any one time.
- Measure the depth making sure itnis to the correct thickness.
- Compact the material using a vibrating plate to achieve fully compacted smooth texture surface.
4.Installing The Road Base:
- Pour in the road baselayer,we have used DBM concrete and roughly distribute with a rake across the entire area.
- This layer is normally machine laid but can be hand laid depending on the project’s requirements.
- DBM concrete should be loose not too stiff
- Add more material as required and level off.Making sure it’s evenly distributed.
- Measure the depth making sure it is to the correct thickness.if using a concrete believed to cure for the specified time.
- Compact the material using a vibrating plate to achieve fully compacted smooth texture surface.
- My tip one method to combat saturation of the sand laying course on an impermeable layer is to consider core drilling and use of a geotextile.
- Here we want to provide sand migration but allow water to drain naturally into the sub base layer
- Once cured drill a hole every two square meters through the road base layer with a drill cutter.
- Fill the drilled holes with 2 to 6 mm single s9zed aggregates and protect with a nonwoven geotextile to prevent sand migration
- We can also use a coarse graded sand as a suitable alternative
5.Installing the laying course
- Pour laying course and roughly distribute with a shovel or machinery on site.
- Carefully postion two pins and creat a straight line
- Drop in the screed rail
- Measure from the top of the finished paved layer down to the top of the screen rail
- This will help to ensure the next layer is installed to the correct compacted thickness.
- Screed out any excess material using a screening rail ,the top of the curb and a screening bar.
- Ensure this layer is screeded to the correct thickness.
Compact the material using a vibrating plate to achieve fully compacted smooth texture finish.
- Alternatively sand can be loosely screeded then placed and vibrated using the post compaction method.
- Take out the screeding rail and make good the void that is left covered with sand and then screed over again for consistency ensuring a smooth texture surface.
6.Installing the finished paved layer
- Instal the single layer face across the installation ensure the blocks are tightly connected to the adjacent block
- Once the outer edges reached,some blocks will need to be cut to size.
- Lay the blocks across the voids and mark up where th cuts need to be.
- Alternatively measure the void to determine the size of the cut required then mark up ready to be cut.
- There are three different method of cutting blocks a hammer and bolster,a block splitter or a diamond tipped cutting blade
- If we are using a diamond tipped cutting blade.Use an appropriate dust suppression technique using water
Cut the blocks as accurately as possible ensuring that correct PPE is worn
- Instal the blocks and cover final install the area with jointing sand using a brush.We have used Kiln Dried Jointing Sand.
- Make sure at all times when using Kiln Dry or silica you wear a dust mask
- My tip for blocks with little or no chamfer it is neccessery to fill the joints with kiln dried sand before this is used to prevent chipping.
- Compact using a vibrating plate consolidating the sand into the joints dependant on the block being used it is advisable to use a neoprene protection mat on the vibrating plate top up the joints with more sand if required
- Tip during the early life of the pavement keep topping up the joints with additional joints and until they become self stabilized
Here we have the completed installation only suitably trained and competent people should install building materials using appropriate dust suppressant methods. When cutting and appropriate lifting equipment well loads exceed manual handling limits this blog post is intended to complement but not replace the BS seven five three three series of standards the marshals installation drawings and the engineer’s contract. Drawings which should all be referred to appropriate PPE should be worn at all times in addition it’s essential that the contractor carries out their own risk assessment for all activities taking place on site.These demonstrations were undertaken on a closed secure site
How To Instal Concrete Pavers?
So I like to grill my friend john he likes to garden but right now it’s pretty difficult with you know different weather seasons muddy so we really like to increase living space down our backyard so it looks like a great spot for a patio.It feeds off of the garage really well it comes off of the deck really well we do have a couple choices we could do natural stone which is either gonna be blue stone or granite which are both beautiful but very expensive yeah the choice might be brick I’m not really feeling the brick.Here it’s usually in a colonial setting this is a ranch so it might not be our choice.Okay yeah so one option I like for here is gonna be a concrete paver very good looking and also very affordable.They come in different sizes shapes in colors which by the way when you do pick a color remember that it may fade over time.So you want to go darker rather than lighter when you’re picking out your paver.so we like affordable okay sound like a great option.All right what about size mark we’re a little concerned that kids want to still be a run around play sports yeah get dirty a great question where we already have the size of the deck established in the garage.We feed right off of that I think if we stay in the 8 by 10 of the 10 by 10 area again it’s gonna look like it was here naturally and not really out of place yeah sounds great.There’s a showroom right down the road for me you guys can may have other options again pick a color,a shape everything that you like and then we’ll have it delivered and we’ll put it in.
Alright let’s get going alright looks like you people made some choices and you are ready to lay them.So we’re gonna lay this in a Nash lar pattern and I can tell that by squares and rectangles we put those together I can also see an indentation in this paper which I like it’s what they call a cleft and it occurs naturally in natural stone as they haul it out so that’s gonna be a great look also I love this color it’s kind of work out perfectly I’ve also called the utility marking service they’ve told me that everything is out front nothing is out back that means it’s safe for us to dig so at this point.
Follow this easy guide to lay Concrete Pavers
- I am using stakes actually they represent what we’re going to have as a finished patio so again it looks like a great size to me we’re gonna have a little pathway coming out of the garage a little pathway coming off the deck.
- If you have an unlevel work area so this is the high spot so you’re going to end up taking all the dirt from here we’re gonna truck it down to that corner which is gonna bring that up and eventually gonna level off.
- Make sure your patio is okay if okay that’s great so let’s get going all right so I’m gonna start in this area with the pick.
- I’m gonna break you guys get in with the shovels throw into the wall barrel and it’ll dump it great all right how deep will we have to dig this hole
- we’re gonna have to go at least 8 or 9 inches down and feed this area we might be shy over there once we get to our depth.
- Run the plate compactor to tamp down the subsoil.
- Spread that out a little bit.
- Now use what we call as pac.It’s actually three quarter inch stone and it’s bound up with stone dust so when you crunch it up it makes a good solid bill.
- Spread it out and then we’ll compact it again as well
- Now we have to lay sand this is our final bed of material and this is what the pavers are going to sit on
- Level it out with a rake and run the compactor over.
- Now get the screed in position.
- Anytime you see the bubble leaning this way that means we’re up a little bit which is good because everything is pitching and flowing that way now.
- Level the area using spirit level so that it will provide good drainage.
- Alright so we’re just about ready to put our pavers in now one of the most important things about doing a patio is to make sure it’s square so what I did to make sure it was square is coming off of the foundation.
- First I had to verify the foundation which is square which is what I did and then I ended up with these lines this line is set parallel to the foundation and I checked that by measuring off the wall in two spots alright so now we’re going to.
- check and make sure these lines are square which they are and now our first taper will go in here and then we’ll be able to run that way and run that way and because these lines are set at our height we’re gonna know we have the right height all right so let’s get going with the pavements.
- I’m gonna start with a square paver and just line it up to my lines all right big one Josh so how much space do you leave in between these so if you notice go right in with it see those tabs yep those are made so they connect and that’s when we know we’re in line
- These plastic rails are very important they’re gonna hold everything together so we’re gonna run them on the outside of the entire poem down with spike.
- Use a polymer sand so I’m gonna dump it and as I dump it you just sweep it into the joints.
- You’re gonna wet it down to activate the sand
- Never spray directly down just make it wet well that’s great well all right we’re done we just push the sand in so just give it about an hour to cure.
After that you guys can go crazy do whatever you want on it looks great so kids grill at this point all of that well thank you very much we love it great well thank you guys for your help and thanks for having me out and good luck with baby number three for sure thank you all right you got it Josh thanks for watching this whole house has got a video for just about every home-improvement project so be sure to check out the others and if you’d like we can see click on the subscribe button make sure that you get our newest videos writing your feet.
How To Lay Brick Pavers?
Hello my name is Shoaib Iqbal I’m going to show you today how to lay Bricks very easy way
Follow this guide to lay Brick Pavers
- First you have to level the ground
- Put the bricks in plus shape or you put any design you would like to put
- Remove the dirt in case the dirt is higher or lower you can always rub it and try to make it even with the rest.
- Now follow the design you want to put.
You can also put the cement I’m going to write you later how easy it is to put the cement all right I’ll be back with another article.
Method To Lay Cement In Brick Pavers?
Make sure that always you have a pad on believe me and wear your gloves because the cement it will dry your hands now I’m going to put the cement we’re going to crush the cement all the lines and then you take the broom and flip it quick with it and you take a little brush and you just clean it up a little bit before you wear it all right and now we have to wear it we have to sprinkle it you just have to sprinkle little by little when you see the water filled up you just wait until the cement absorbs the water and then you do it again over and over often you see like it’s not absorbing anymore try this and you’re gonna like it the hard part is to bring it home to bricks and a cement that’s all the rest is very simple and very easy.