Pave Your Driveway Using Bricks

The key of using bricks to pave a driveway is in the planning. To properly instal a paved driveway to withstand the time test, first you need to dig the area to the right depth, then you need to concrete the sub-base to give it the strength it requires to withstand the weight of vehicles, and thirdly you need to lay the pavers on a solid mortar mix so that they put rock hard in place.You can learn more at Jacksonville Driveway Pavers.

With the aid of Skid Steer Loader or Bobcat, the excavation of your driveway is best accomplished, especially if it is a wide area. For the excavations that you clear from your driveway, you will also need to think about what you are going to do. You may want to pay for the delivery of a skip bin or your operator of the Bobcat/Skid Steer Loader may be glad to load his/her truck and drive to the nearest waste station.

We need to shape up or box up the sides of our driveway in preparation for concrete once this is completed. With lengths of timber and some pegs to keep it in place, this can be achieved. First, we placed sheets of steel mesh reinforcement in the area that would be concrete, cutting it if necessary to match. Then by multiplying the length of the driveway by the width of the driveway by the depth (100mm) of the driveway together, we must figure out how much concrete we need. This is going to tell us exactly how many cubic metres to order. Then we need to pour our driveway, level the concrete off and allow it for no less than 24 hours to heal.

You first need to set up your scree rails to lay pavers. Screed rails, typically made of aluminium, are bits of 30mm square tubing. Place these, about 2 metres apart and parallel to each other on the concrete. These are going to behave like our concrete boxes, supporting the sides of our mortar bed. Next, normally in a cement mixer, we need to mix some mortar, using a ratio of 4 washed sand to 1 cement and water to match. There will be some trial and mistake involved in achieving the perfect mix if you want your mortar mix to be good and fluffy (not to wet not to dry). Tip the mix into a barrow of a wheel and scatter it among our screed rails. We then pull any excess mortar back toward us using a third screed rail long enough in length to reach between our two existing rails, levelling the mortar to the height of the two parallel screed rails.