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.