The Proper Way to Install Concrete Paving Blocks
1 : Base preparation as per engineer’s requirement
2 : Sand bedding 30mm
3 : Laying of paving blocks
4 : Cutting and laying of edge pavers
5 : Edge restrainment
6 : Joint filling
Bedding - Quarry Dust 10 mm
Lay bedding sand. A bed of sand is necessary to provide final leveling properties and help secure the pavers in place. Use clean, sharp concrete sand 1-inch deep. Allow for 1 cubic yard of sand per 300 square feet of project area.
Install Edge Restraint
Install a stable edge restraint to eliminate any lateral movement of the pavers and sand bedding. Examples of edge restraints include an existing hard edge (such as the side of a house), vinyl molded restraints or concrete restraints.
Laying Paver Block - With Mallet
Place pavers flat on the sand bed, working in a forward motion. Start the process at either a 90-degree corner or within the field by using a pre-set string to guide the straightness of the pavers.
Compacting Paver - Vibro Forming
Once the paver field and borders have been placed, spread a light layer of sand over the pavers and run a vibrating plate compactor over them to begin the interlocking process
Spread dry paver joint or masonry sand over the surface of the paver area approximately ¼ inch deep. Using the vibrating plate compactor, pass over the sanded pavers two or three times to allow sand to fill the voids between the pavers. Sweep remaining sand into voids until they are completely filled.