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THIS IS A GENERAL GUIDE

 

   



AREA CALCULATION, PAVER QUANTITIES & PATTERNS, TOOLS, AREA PREP, LAYING BASE,PAVERS, FINISHING & CARE.

 

AREA CALCULATION

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 FOR CURVED PATHWAYS, TRY BREAKING DOWN INTO SECTIONS TO GUESSTIMATE M2 REQUIRED.

 

PAVER QUANTITY REQUIRED

COMMON PAVER SIZES PER M2             PER L/M                                                          
100 X 100 .........................  100  10
184 X 92  .......................  59.17  5.43
200 X 100 .......................  50  5
200 X 200 .......................  25  5
230 X 115 .......................  38  4.34
230 X 230 .......................  19  4.34
300 X 300 .......................  11.11  3.33
390 X 390 .......................  6.5  2.56
400 X 200 .......................  12.5  2.5
400 X 400 .......................  6.25  2.5
450 X 300 .......................  7.4  2.2
450 X 450 .......................  4.93  2.2
460 X 230 .......................  9.5  2.17
500 X 500 .......................  4  2
600 X 400 .......................  4.16  1.66
600 X 600 .......................  1.77  1.66
800 X 230 .......................  5.43  1.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PAVER PATTERNS

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BRADSTONE & RANDOM PATTERNS 

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OTHER PAVER PATTERNS

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MOST TOOLS REQUIRED

 

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 GLOVES  HAT  WATER  BAND-AID'S  MATES
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 STAKES STRING LINE   STRING LINE LEVEL   BOXING WOOD  SPIRIT LEVEL

 

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 SPADE  STEEL RAKE  TROWEL  WHITE MALLET  BLACK MALLET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 TAPE MEASURE  BROOM  PRE MIX CRETE     GAP SAND  PRE MIX MORTAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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 HAMMER  WHEEL BARROW  WACKER PACKER      MASONRY CUTTER SCREED RAILS & BOARD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 LAYING FOUNDATION MATERIALS  (FOR MATERIAL PRICING PLEASE CLICK HERE)

 

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 ROADBASE  DECO  CRUSHER DUST  BEDDING SAND  

 

 

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 AREA PREP AND LAYING BASE FOUNDATION

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MARK OUT DESIGNATED AREA AND REMOVE SOIL ETC TO A DEPTH THAT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT ROADBASE (100-

150MM), BEDDING SAND (30MM) & THE PAVER DEPTH (COMMONLY 40MM).

 

PEG OUT AND STRING LINE THE AREA OF WORK, USING A STRING LINE SPIRIT LEVEL  ESTABLISH SLIGHT FALLS AWAY FROM ANY STRUCTURE, STAIRS OR PATIOS FOR WATER RUNOFF. (OPTIONAL, PLACE EDGING ON SIDES BELOW GROUND FOR A BETTER WORK PLACE & FINISH).

 

IF PLACING PAVERS ABOVE GROUND PLACE EDGING (BOXING) BOARDS AROUND THE DESIGNATED AREA & USE A SPIRIT LEVEL TO ESTABLISH FALLS.

 

ADD THE ROADBASE TO THE DESIRED THICKNESS TAKING INTO ACCOUNT COMPACTION AND SPREAD EVENLY WITH A METAL RAKE WHILE USING A TAPE MEASURE TO KEEP THE FALL IN PLACE.

 

START COMPACTING THE ROADBASE USING A WACKER PACKER (PLATE COMPACTOR) WHILE STILL MEASURING EVENNESS AGAINST THE STRING LINE OR EDGING BOARD FOR THE FALL.

 

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 LAYING BEDDING SAND

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PLACE SCREED RAILS ON THE ROADBASE AND SPREAD BEDDING SAND OVER THE ENTIRE AREA AND RAILS.

 

USE A LONG STRAIGHT LENGTH OF TIMBER OR PREFERABLY A SCREEDING BOARD WITH A SPIRIT LEVEL ON TOP WORK BACKWARDS AWAY FROM STRUCTURES A SLOWLY DRAG THE BOARD OVER THE RAILS IN A SAWING MOTION FROM SIDE TO SIDE TO GET A NICE EVEN FIRM FLAT SURFACE (BUT STILL WITH THE FALL IN PLACE).

 

FOR NARROW STRIPS AND PATHWAYS YOU CAN JUST USE A LONG SPIRIT LEVEL.

 

ONCE COMPLETED GENTLY REMOVE SCREED RAILS AND FILL THE GAPS WITH BEDDING SAND AND GENTLY TROWEL SMOOTH TO MATCH.

 

CROSS SECTIONS FOR DRIVEWAYS & PATHWAYS

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DRIVEWAYS  PATHWAYS

 

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 LAYING PAVERS

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START LAYING YOUR PAVERS ALONG THE LONGEST PART OF THE AREA & PREFERABLY FROM THE STRUCTURE, PATIO ETC OUTWARDS USING YOUR STRING LINE AS A GUIDE AND A SPIRIT LEVEL & MALLET TO KEEP IT STRAIGHT & LEVEL (WITH THE SLIGHT FALL IN MIND).

 

CONTINUE LAYING IN THE PATTERN OF YOUR CHOICE (IF THE PAVERS HAVE SPACER NIBS, BUTT UP AGAINST EACH OTHER) OTHERWISE LEAVE A 3-5MM GAP BETWEEN PAVERS TO ALLOW FOR GAP SAND LATER ON.

 

IF USING CEMENT UNDERNEATH USE A SPIRIT LEVEL & MALLET TO TAP LEVEL AND STRAIGHT ( BUT DO NOT WALK ON LAYED AREA UNTIL CEMENT HAS SET).

 

(NOTE: IF LAYING STRAIGHT OVER EXISTING CONCRETE SLAB USE PRE-MIX MORTAR INSTEAD OF PRE-MIX CONCRETE SO THE PAVERS DON'T ROLL AND SIT WRONG ON THE GRAVEL CONTENT OF THE PRE-MIX CONCRETE).

 

CONTINUE TO USE SPIRIT LEVEL & MALLET TO KEEP PAVERS LEVEL & TRUE.

 

ONCE THE AREA IS COVERED USE A MASONRY CUTTER FOR ODD SIZED ENDINGS & GAPS.                     

 

 

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LAYING STEPPING PAVERS

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APPLYING THE SAME AS BEFORE USE STRING LINE TO SET YOUR GUIDE LINES.

 

PLACE ENOUGH CONCRETE MIX FOR YOUR CHOSEN PAVER SIZE AND HEIGHT LEVEL. GENTLY TAP STRAIGHT AND LEVEL WITH A MALLET.

 

ONCE CONCRETE HAS SET THE FUN BEGINS....  

 

CAN PLACE WEED MAT DOWN AND FILL SURROUNDING AREAS WITH DECORATIVE GRAVEL.

 

BACK FILL WITH TOP DRESSING/UNDER TURF MIX AND PLACE YOUR TURF SLABS ON TOP LEVEL WITH THE PAVERS.

 

CLICK HERE FOR A "HOW TO" WITH TURF.

 

OR COMBINE BOTH WITH SELECTED AREAS BOXED IN FOR PLANTS SURROUNDED BY DECORATIVE GRAVEL.

 

 STEPPING PAVER IDEAS

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 FINISHING UP

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ONCE ALL PAVERS HAVE BEEN LAYED EITHER USE A MALLET OR BETTER STILL A WACKER PACKER  (WITH AN OLD PIECE OF CARPET ATTACHED TO ENSURE NO DAMAGE TO YOUR NEW PAVERS) TO COMPRESS DOWN FOR A SOLID PLATFORM.

 

FINISH OFF BY EITHER KEEPING BOX FRAMING, ADDING BLOCK EDGING OR SIMPLY USE CONCRETE TROWELED ON A 45 DEGREE ANGLE TO SUPPORT THE PAVERS FROM PEELING AWAY OVER TIME.

 

ADD GAP SAND AND BROOM INTO ALL GAPS UNTIL FULL, BRUSH OFF EXCESS SAND AND HOSE DOWN SO FORMS A WEED RESISTANT BARRIER BETWEEN THE PAVERS. 

 

 

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PAVER CARE

 

REGULARLY GURNEY OR SWEEP WITH A STIFF BRISTLED BROOM TO KEEP CLEAR FROM DEBRIS BUILD UP WHICH COULD STAIN AS THE MATTER DECOMPOSES.

 

RECOMMEND USING A PAVER SEALANT TO STOP STAINS PERMANENTLY DISCOLOURING YOUR PAVERS, ESP AROUND BBQ'S AND ENTERTAINMENT AREAS.

 

RESEAL AROUND HEAVY TRAFFIC AREAS WHEN REQUIRED.

 

STAINS

 

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 EFFLORESCENCE USE A STIFF BRISTLE BROOM, THEN HOSE OFF.

 

NOTE: EFFLORESCENCE IS NATURALLY OCCURING IN CEMENT BASED PRODUCTS.

 

WEATHERING WILL EVENTUALLY STOP THIS OCCURING.

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 BBQ SPRINKLE BAKING SODA OVER STAIN, ADD A LITTLE VINEGAR OVER SODA,

 

WILL IMMEDIATELY FIZZ, SCRUB THE FIZZY AREA WITH STRONG NYLON BRUSH

 

REPEAT IF NEEDED, ALLOW TO DRY.

 

THIS IS ONE OF MANY WAYS TO DEAL WITH BBQ STAINS .. TOO MANY TO LIST HERE.

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 NEW PAVER CARE ALGAE.jpg  ALGAE/MOSS USE BLEACH DILUTED WITH WATER, THEN SCRUB OFF.
 NEW PAVER CARE CHEWING GUM.jpg  CHEWING GUM FREEZE WITH DRY ICE, AND REMOVE WITH SPATULA.
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 IVY SUCKERS USE HEAT GUN TO HARDEN SUCKERS, ALLOW TO COOL AND DRY

THEN SCRUB OFF WITH STIFF BRISTLE BUSH.

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 OIL  USE CHEMICALLY PREPARED PRODUCTS, THERE ARE NUMEROUS WAYS AND

 

TOO MANY TO LIST HERE, CONSULT APPROPRIATE SUPPLIERS FOR MORE INFO.

 

GOOD LUCK!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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