Crazy Paving for Driveways Paths and Patios!

February 21st, 2013

Crazy paving is often considered to be an easy and possibly cheap option to provide hard surfaces for areas  such  as for Driveways Paths and Patios!

  • Not always the case !

It may be obtaining  the materials at a good price is a good way to save some money but just think about

  • the labour involved!
  • back breaking!

Good crazy paving should  minimise the amount of joints  as these are considered to be a weak aspect of the surface. A good strong substantial base is particularly  important if it is for a driveway as a good solid structure is required to support a vehicle.

When crazy paving is laid due thought  needs to be given  to the different materials used unless all the same materials (for example paving slabs)  from another area are used.  Different thicknesses and differences in  the quality of materials need to be considered.

There are various laying methods and once again this needs to be a major consideration for  the purpose of the surface i.e. driveway, path or patio.

Whilst this does not mean that paths and patios should be installed differently than driveways  they do have a different considerations as they  do not need to support  large weights such vehicles.  Foot traffic does not have the same dictates.

One project we are due to start is a prime example.  Due to the unevenness and unsettled existing crazy paving it is necessary to remove it as it is no longer a solid foundation to support a vehicle.

Having said that it has been down for a long time and was probably well laid originally.

We are  aiming to commence this project in the next few weeks , excavating the existing crazy paving  and laying a suitable  base made to Building Regs. standards.  After the required curing time (varying at different times of the year)   about 6  to  8 weeks we would then look towards resurfacing the new concrete base  with our Resin Bonded Gravel and Resin Bonded Stone

Currently our client is undecided on the colour and design but that is something we will sort out before resurfacing.  Once installed this will ensure that our client has a weed free,  low maintenance and  anti slip  resin driveway.

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