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Block pavers laying pattern??

Discussion in 'Building' started by steve28, 30 Sep 2009.

  1. steve28

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    Hi

    Anyone out there that can advise me on block paver pattern?

    I want to have a 105 x 140 single size block pavers installed on my entire driveway set in a strecher bond, offset joints etc, with a 3 course border in 3 sizes.

    Is there any issue doing this with strength etc? I'm being advised that herringbone is better, but I dont like that/.

    Will be normal light traffic.
     
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    there will be no issue with strength as long as they are layed correctly
     
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    There is a theoretical advantage with herringbone, to avoid rutting by continually driving in the same place.

    But in practice there is no difference to a well laid stretcher pattern - as long as it laid 90 degrees to the main vehicle use

    Herringbone is crap though
     
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    Thanks guys.

    The blocks will be at 90 degrees running east/west across the drive,and traffic will be north/south, so that means I'm OK.

    The company laying them have a very good reputation and I've had to wait 4 months for them to fit me in, so I'm sure it will be OK. maybe they just prefer to do herringbone or circles cos its easier? , but anyway, I'm paying and I don't like it, so now I know its not an issue , stretcher its going to be.

    Thanks again.
     
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