HOW TO LAY YOUR DRYCAST PAVERS ?
For light pedestrian use on well consolidated ground, excavate the depth of the pavers plus 50 mm for the WESTSTONE-BASE-COURSE layer. For heavy garden equipment, vehicle traffic, hard standing or poor ground – a sub base of 150 – 200 mm depth is required. The sub base should be well compacted and consist WESTSTONE-GAP-20 or similar (not larger than 25 mm aggregate). Provide a fall of 10 – 15 mm over every 1 metre to allow for water runoff. The falls should be away from the house or walls unless linear surface drainage channels are used. Building regulations require paving to be a minimum height below the floor level. Check your local building regulations for this information.
Any area of pavers must be surrounded by a firm edge restraint to stop the blocks and sand from moving sideways. New and existing walls, kerbs or the pavers themselves laid on a suitable concrete bed can all be used to serve this purpose. Any concrete used to fix edge restraints must be allowed time to cure and gain strength before any vibration is commenced.
After sub base excavation and fill (if required) screed out WESTSTONE-BASE-COURSE on top of the sub base within the restrained area to an approximate depth of 65 mm. Then compact with a plate compactor (obtained from you local hire shop). Then spread WESTSTONE-WASHED-SAND over at approx 5-10 mm thickness and screed off to give a firmly compacted thickness of 50 mm. One tonne of WESTSTONE-BASE-COURSE covers approximately 8 m2.
Individual pavers are then simply placed onto the sand bed and according to the pattern, laying progresses from a corner or long edge and should proceed along one laying face until work is finalised. Pavers from several packs
should be well mixed to enhance colour blending.
Cutting of pavers may be required to fill gaps between edge restraints. This may be done using a hammer and bolster chisel. If a lot of cutting is necessary, a mechanical block splitter or power cutter can be hired.
With a stiff broom, thoroughly brush WESTSTONE-SWEEP-IN-GROUT over the pavers to fill the joints before compacting. For smaller areas use a rubber mallet to compact. For larger areas use a plate compactor. Carpet may be required when compacting these pavers to help prevent them from cracking. Keep sweeping WESTSTONE-SWEEP-IN-GROUT in until all joints are topped up. Sweep in thoroughly to avoid staining during spraying.
Then spray a fine mist of water over the area to help set the grout. ONLY USE SMALL AMOUNT OF WATER
To maintain a just laid look, you can seal your pavers using either WESTSTONE-SEALER product of your choice. Talk to your local Weststone distributor about WESTSTONE-SEALER for your pavers. Unsealed paving will
weather naturally making colours appear less intense.
Step back – relax and enjoy the finished result.
WHAT YOU NEED: CHECKLIST
PAVERS: Calculate required amount
Granular fill for the sub base use:
WESTSTONE-READY-TO-MIX CONCRETE (Bagged)
Shovel, spade and rake
Stakes and stringline
Gloves and earmuffs
Bolster or paving saw to cut pavers
NOTE: Most Weststone bagged products are available in 20kg, 500kg and 1000 kg bags.
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