Block paving also known as brick paving, can be used in a plethora of applications. From domestic paths, patio’s and driveways, to industrial estates and retail parks.
With a huge range of block paving paviors, from many different manufacturers. The most common are the 200mm x 100mm x 50mm concrete. These come in many different colours and can be laid in different patterns. The most common is a Herringbone. Laid at either a 45 degree or a 90 degree angle, to the focal point of the application. They can also be laid in a Basket weave or Brick course pattern, all with a soldier or stretcher course border to keep the internal pattern framed from what is adjacent.
Block paving can be both a flexible surface or a rigid surface, with the latter mainly used for commercial use.
As with all surfacing, the preparation of the area and the specification it is to be laid to is key. Whether you require a rigid or flexible surface, or a permeable surface, a strong sub-base, bedding layer and the block paving itself are properly compacted will give you peace of mind that your application will serve you well for many years.
A residential driveway for example, should have a minimum depth of 100mm sub-base and a maximum 50mm depth of bedding layer. Then when the block paving has been laid, the joints should be filled with the appropriate material for the type of application.
As always, if you choose Brantal Surfacing to take on the works that need to be done, we will give you all the advice you wish, and we will carry out the work to the highest standard.