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Reconstituted pavers are an excellent alternative to natural pavers, which are less regular and more expensive. Aesthetic and durable, it can be glued on a concrete screed. Follow all the steps of laying a paved driveway.

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Preparation of the floor of the alley to be paved

Disbursement of a soil before paving

  • After having disbursed the soil 12 cm deep, compact it using a hand-held tamper or, if possible, a vibrating plate.

Make the concrete screed

Formwork for concrete screed in the garden

  • Install shuttering boards to cleanly demarcate the concrete screed.
  • Provide a slope of 2% to allow the flow of water.

Realization of a greasy concrete

  • Make a gritty concrete (350kg / m3).
  • Count about 40 liters of gravel + 20 liters of sand for half a bag of cement.

Laying a concrete screed for a driveway

  • Pull the screed to the mason ruler, being careful to wedge the wire mesh so that it does not go down to the bottom of the formwork.

Install paving

Glue the floor of a driveway before paving

  • After drying the screed, glue the floor with a glue comb.
  • If the irregularities are important, make a double sizing.

Laying pavers in a garden path

  • Lay the first line of pavers, starting at one edge and checking for alignment with a ruler or cleat.
  • Do not make joints between the pavers.

Cutting pavers at the angle grinder

  • It is possible to cut the half-blocks using a grinder angle.
  • For ease and speed, preferably use diamond discs.

Laying pavers lined up in an alley

  • Lay the next line by shifting the pavers.
  • If a paver seems smaller, it is sometimes enough to turn it a quarter turn to fit.

Check the flatness of a paved driveway

  • Once a few rows have been laid, tap the entire surface with a rubber mallet and tiler bat to check for flatness.


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