Build A Solid Base
Prepare and level your entire chosen area so it is smooth and free of debris and vegetation. Mark out your patio boundaries either in the soil or create wood edges. Add a dry mix of sand and cement, screeding it across your entire new patio area. This will prevent your patio from sinking and collapsing regardless of weathering and heavy use. You can use a long square profiled piece of wood to balance your spirit level on to get the big level picture and work around your mix until everywhere is completely level
To get the very best from block paving styled patios looking new use a good quality patio sealant to help prevent weeds, staining and fading and to make sure it lives up to it’s life expectancy.
Reapply the sealant based on the manufacturers recommendations, usually every 5 years to extend your patios life expectancy even further into the distant future.
Collapsed Block Paving - Sunken Drive
Collapsed Block Paving Repair
Unbelievably this patio and drive with collapsed block paving is only a couple of years old and is the perfect example of very poor workmanship and materials. A poor base is responsible here and the only option to repair this block paved drive properly is to remove all the old and start again.
Old Block Paving Removed, Base Laying
Our old block paving is now completely removed along with the old inferior base, our new sand and cement base is laid and i’m currently whacker plating the base ready to re-lay the old bricks to form the same block paved design and shape.
Brick Block Paving Laying After
Just finished the brick laying and part way through brushing kiln sand into our gaps. A good clean up and this lovely new block paved Sheffield drive is now safe for a vehicle once more.