BLOCK PAVING DESIGNS FOR YOUR HOME
- All types and styles of blocks and edgings available
- Maintenance contracts to keep it looking brand new
- Highest quality materials and build
- Free site visit
- Free design and quote
- Safe & secure finished product
We provide block paving for:
- Residential homes block paving – adding style, class and practicality to any size of area, nothing looks as smart as block paving.
- Commercial block paving installations – we can provide a solution to any size area giving you options for your budget across North West
THE PROCESS OF BLOCK PAVING:
‘Sub base’ is the term used for the foundations of the paving. This stops the paving from sinking into the earth. Limestone direct from the quarry is usually the material used and is gauged from 40mm in diameter down to dust. The dust and fines are essential to fill all the gaps in between the stones so it becomes a solid base layer to build on top of.
‘Screeding’ is the process by which you create a smooth and perfect layer of grit sand onto which you lay the blocks onto, this is the technical part of the job and requires all the levels and falls to be calculated prior to this process. The sand is put down heavy above the finished hight and compacted with the whacker plate, using a screeding edge or square piece of timber scape away the excess. This in normally guided by the edgings that frame the area or by screeding poles that are buried in the sand at exactly the right height.
‘Lay’ – placing the blocks down on the sand without disturbing the smooth sand surface,
‘Cuts’ – filling the gaps which the full blocks didn’t fit round the edges creates cutting work which is labour intensive and involves the use of the disc cutter or stihl saw. Loud and dusty work but essential and unavoidable. Each cut is marked out by hand and cut and fitted to the gap which has to be accurate to get a professional finish.
‘Sanding’; the blocks have dimples on their sides to create 2mm gaps in which kiln dried silica sand is brushed into to stop lateral movement and muck getting into the gaps.
EXPERT BLOCK PAVING DESIGNS FITTED TO YOUR PRECISE AND EXACTING STANDARDS ACROSS THE NORTH WEST.
ACM Landscapes & Driveways are the experts at block paving design and construction that is GUARANTEED to delight you with the quality of materials, the speed of fitting and the finished result that will give you years of hassle-free use.