I need to replace an expanse of old tarmac, concrete and crazy paving with
something that will look acceptable in a domestic environment and which
will be ok to run cars and delivery vans over (as happens now). The
existing is broke up and sunken in a number of places. Block paving has
been suggested by a local builder. He says 2 inch of hardcore + concrete
block paving on sand will be fine for a drive. Given the existing
sinking, I'm distinctly dubious. I don't want to end up with something
that pools rain water where the car is parked after a couple of months.
Any golden rules for this sort of thing please?
Hmm, you are right to be dubious!
2" for the blocks
2" of sharp sand bedding
6" of well compacted hardcore (even more in the delivery vans are
is more like it. That means you have to dig 10" BELOW the finished level to do
things properly. This costs money. You pays your money.....
I'd get another builder, but be prepared to pay much more to get it done
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