Paving Key Elements

Paving Key Elements

Five Key Elements of paving.

  1. Arrow – material of natural soil in place.
  2. Connection plate – a layer of gravel.
  3. The sand bed – a layer of graded sand.
  4. Pavers – of course wearing surface.
  5. Restriction vocal support used in the perimeter of the room.

Paving preparation

  • Decide on the area you want to open.
  • Select the type of pavement, the color and pattern routing.
  • If possible, size and arrangement vary the benefits of using both pavers edge as possible.
  • Check soil conditions to determine whether a sub-base is required.
  • Complete pavement design including drainage and edge retraints.
  • Calculate all the necessary materials.
  • Schedule delivery of materials and equipment.

Drainage with Paving

With paving, as with all types of paving, adequate drainage for a good performance is necessary.

The accumulation of water erosion or soil base material and below the road surface can cause the liquidation and ultimate failure of the road surface. If it is poorly drained area. Basement or devices are often required to remove water from the floor drains drainage Basis.

Experience has also shown that despite the grainy texture of the plaster bedding, it is Low penetration of water through the joints between the blocks and the allocation should also
for surface drainage. It is recommended that all coatings ratings cut 2% (1/4 “per foot) (20mm per meter)

Some accepted methods represented outflows.

Standard installation methods

1 Prepare the surface and then sand bed of the rule.

2 Lay the Pavers.

3 Pieces cut edges.

4 Vibrate pavers to its final size.

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Various types of edge restraints are illustrated and the choice of which design to use is decided bythe type of loading, life, aesthetic appeal, and cost.

The various types shown have all been used successfully in particular applications

Whenever continuous edge restraints are to be used it is better to install them before paving work begins. In this way the edging can be used for reference levels, and often as a screeding surface for the sand bedding.

If a concrete edge restraint is to be placed after the pavers are in place, care must be taken to ensure that this concrete does not get on to the pavers and cause staining. Protect the pavers with plastic sheeting, it can be trimmed or removed after the concrete has cured.

Timber edge restraints may be bent to form curved edges without cutting. Heavier timbers  may need saw cuts through on the back of the curve to allow the timber to bend. Pegs positioned on the curve control bend until the paving is in place.


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If the sub-base is required, high level will be compacted sub- base.

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Place sub – base sofas Do not exceed 6 “( 150 mm) and compact density of the design.

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The sand used for bedding should meet the recommended grading limits. Generally, any sand suited for concrete manufacture is acceptable for bedding.

It should contain enough moisture to cling together when compressed lightly in the hand and not fall apart when the hand is re-opened. Sand which is too wet will not screed properly while sand which is to dry will not compact.

Sand is usually delivered to the job site in large bulk loads. Whenever possible sand should be unloaded in small piles spaced over the area to be paved in order to minimize further handling.Unless alternative success is available, enough sand should be stockpiled ahead of the paving to avoid delivery over the laying face.


This operation provides the sand bed in which the pavers are placed and is very important for the quality of the finished pavement.

The depth of the sand should be adjusted according to the amount of sand is compacted down when it vibrates the pavement. To determine this depth , place a pile of bedding sand on the floor and spread to approximately 1-1/2 “(45 mm ) thickness required . Place in this arena one paver and measure the height from the floor to the top surface of the paver.
with a rubber mallet with short, sharp , as if using a vibrator hits. When setting the paver stops down on the sand, the measurement from the floor to the top surface again checked.The must be different between the two measurements is the rate of compaction of the sand and called Pay ‘ .
The actual depth of sand necessary prior to compacting states now adding the thickness of the paver , the thickness of sand bed (usually 1 ” (30 mm ) ) and surcharge.

Levels should be checked regularly as which is appropriate. If levels change due to variation in the the sand type or moisture content, then the payment will change and cobbles may have to be raised and raked sand and re screed to new levels before is re-inst.


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Too much sand in front of the screed board will cause the board to bend which in turn will produce a cambered surface. It is better to take two or three passes with the screed board to ensure a true surface, flat and evenly compacted.

Watch for movement of the screeding rails as work progresses. If movement occurs, recheck the levels and adjust and repack the rails.
When screeding up to a fixed edge, check that the sand is properly filled and screeded in the corners. Hollow spots or bridging can occur and will result in the pavement settling lower than desired on the edges after vibrating.

Excess sand left along edges and against walls by the screeding board is best removed with a steel float or trowel. A steel float is handy to slip under the excess, remove it and then smooth out any irregularities.

When the area to be screeded is wider than the screeded board, the board can be cantilevered over one screed rail to level the outlying areas. One man holds the screed board tight onto the screed rails and draws it along while the second man holds the opposite end level with the alreadyscreeded area. When screeding up to existing edge restraints, curbs or side walks surfaces should be checked for levels. It may be necessary to adjust sand levels locally to ensure the paving finishes and blends with the edging.