driveway / patio

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marsaday

i have a concrete drive running down the side of the house. we park the cars out the front. i want to pave the back of the house outside the back door and would also like to pave over the current driveway (at the back only). so making a bigger paved area.

i would like to make it so that if needed we could park our car on this area.

my question is: will something like indian paving be ok to take a car on top of it. is it the base which makes the stucture take the weight of the car. any tips on how i should do this. thanks
 
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In terms of strength there is no comparison between block paving which is mainly made of coloured concrete, and indian sandstone.

Not only might it crack but i would imagine a car would start to damage the surface too.

If it is for very occasional parking you may get away with it if they were very thick and well layed on a solid bed and extra deep well prepared sub-base.

In my opinion i would not recommend it.
 

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