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.
Preparation of the floor of the alley to be paved
- 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
- Install shuttering boards to cleanly demarcate the concrete screed.
- Provide a slope of 2% to allow the flow of water.
- Make a gritty concrete (350kg / m3).
- Count about 40 liters of gravel + 20 liters of sand for half a bag of cement.
- 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.
- After drying the screed, glue the floor with a glue comb.
- If the irregularities are important, make a double sizing.
- 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.
- It is possible to cut the half-blocks using a grinder angle.
- For ease and speed, preferably use diamond discs.
- 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.
- Once a few rows have been laid, tap the entire surface with a rubber mallet and tiler bat to check for flatness.