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Putting block paving back ?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Keitai, 3 Jul 2020.

  1. Keitai

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    Was going to cement in the edging first . (Going off first piece of advice on this thread). Then place the blocks on sharp sand and hit in with a mallet to get to correct level
     
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    This may come in useful
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    There isn't an edging there though, just a bit of rubbish cement or something that's failed to restrain the row of blocks in the corner and will soon fail to restrain the rest unless sorted out - it needs an edging like the front, which could be raise a bit to contain the gravel or haunching with concrete.
     
  6. Keitai

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    I could hire a wakerplate I guess instead of rubber mallet.

    With the edging do you think it's worth buying a metre length of edging stone then digging a big trench and filling with concrete to hold edging stone in place and consequently the edging block paving?
     
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    Just lay the edge blocks on concrete and haunch them in. The haunching will restrain the rest. No need for edging / Kerbs.
     
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    Nah, he can get a proper whacker. :LOL::LOL:
     
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  9. Keitai

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    Had trouble putting it back together so left three bricks out 20200729_134309.jpg 20200729_133857.jpg
     
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    Looks perfect, I bet the old dear is well happy with your work.

    Andy
     
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    This is the finished result. The sand hides the gaps 20200729_145629.jpg
     
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    Why did you make the edge all wonky?
     
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    Because he is $hit.

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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  15. Keitai

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    None of the edging stones are straight. They all wind to the left then right gently. Basically dug out most of old sand down to gravel then put in new sand then stomped it down with boot. Then put back bricks. That was a nightmare I thought I'd work out which ones went easily from the previous photos but it was line a puzzle. Ended up with three blocks taken out and moved edging stone up a bit 20200729_134309.jpg 20200729_125232.jpg 20200729_123048.jpg 20200729_125101.jpg
     
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    Hmm, well by the picture the whole driveways been moving, however I think you could have straightened the edge and made it visually better. Looks a bit, ahem, if I'm honest.
     
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    The whole drive's had it to be honest. Just edited my previous post
     
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