Joint Block Paving With a Gun

Pulling out a gun to solve all your jointing worries doesn’t sound right, does it? Well, using a gun of that sort isn’t going to fix any driveway issues, unless of course you’ve been done by a Cowboy Contractor! Great Idea for Larger Paving Slabs No, the gun we’re talking …

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Should I Use Reclaimed Or New Stone For My Driveway?

If you’re intent on using natural stone for a driveway, either in flags or smaller blocks such as setts or cubes, you can choose between reclaimed or new stone. This is partly driven by economics and partly by ecological issues, and the choice you make will depend on your personal …

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Mortar Techniques for Block Paving

When laying a block paving driveway or path you need to decide what way to fill the joins between each block. Essentially there are three methods: Loose Fill, Slurry and jointing with mortar. This last method, where mortar is applied directly into the gaps between the blocks of the paving, …

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Tools for Laying Block Paving

Laying block paving can be one of the best ways to create a driveway, and if done well can look much better than using loose stones or tarmac. There is a bit more work involved but it is well worth the effort if you want a long lasting and attractive …

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Pitch for Flexible Jointing

Before heavy traffic began to colonise our country, pitch was the most common form of jointing used for cobbled or block paved roadways. But it can’t cope with heavy traffic and as a result has nearly disappeared from our streets. Of course, the vast majority of domestic driveways only began …

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New Resins for Slurry Jointing Driveways

Slurry grouting on a block paving driveway has its pros and cons. The main method of slurry grouting, with a wetter mortar mix than usual, has been covered in another article (see Jointing Block Driveways With Slurry). Here we cover slurry jointing that’s mixed on site using resin-based grouts. Comparison …

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Brush-in Driveway Jointing With Polymeric Resin Mortars

There are many different ways of grouting or jointing the gaps between paving blocks or flags on a driveway. One relatively new but very easy method is brush-in granular filling where the granules are coated with a resin. These help the granules bind with each other and with the sides …

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Loose Jointing for Block Driveways

Loose jointing has been used for many years for paved surfaces, and it’s certainly a method that can be used by people wanting to lay a driveway or patio. Once the Paving Slabs Have Been Laid, loose material such as gravel and sand is swept into the cracks between the …

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Paving a Front Garden: Step by Step Guide

Paving over a front garden is a great way of getting the extra parking space that modern families need. Particularly in over-crowded suburban areas which were built before cars came within reach of ordinary people. You can still pave over your front garden, it’s just a bit more admin and …

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