Tegula Block Paving in Slate with a Charcoal Pedestra Border

1. The Problem

Generally a weathered old driveway with large flags that did not match.
The customer was unhappy with the old mossy, cracked flagged and dirty driveway that ruined the look of their home.

We discussed and planned with the customer what type of driveway would best suit their home. The customer wanted a modern clean-looking block paved driveway. Therefore we decided to install a tegula charcoal block paved driveway with a silver haze border.

  • Planned Design
  • Bolton
  • Installation
  • Block Paving
  • Adequate Drainage
  • Silver Haze Border
Tegula Block Paving in Slate with a Charcoal
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2. What happened next in the paved driveway installation?

For this driveway installation project, the customer and ourselves decided upon a design that was a classic paved drive with a haze border running around the parameter.

Firstly, using our professional tools, we broke up all the old flags and disposed of them safely.

Using our vibrating plate machinery, we compacted the ground and layered it evenly with sand.

Blocks of light charcoal paving blocks were layered and positioned correctly to map out the design.

These blocks were of 3 mixed sizes. Smaller 80mm, medium 160mm, and 240mm length. All the same width at 160mm and the same thickness of 150mm.

Once all the alignments were set and checked we mark the blocks before cutting in the edges. We did this using tools such as a diamond blade wet saw, paver splitter, hammer, and chisel.

The last thing we did was sweep the driveway removing any debris and began to spread jointing sand over the paving. We left a small amount on the surface so that when using the vibration plate, the compactor will compact the bricks into the sand, filling the joints.

3. And that's it! Tarmac Installation project done

The customer was happy with the final result, especially how the overall look impacted nicely on their home providing a clean, new modern look.

Lastly, we swept the driveway removing any debris and washed off the driveway making the customer's home look incredibly clean and tidy yet remaining modern.

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