Does your Block Paved Driveway let your house down? Is it in need of repair? Is your patio sinking? Do you have loose edgings, uneven levels, puddles and have your manhole covers sunk?
These are all common faults when your driveway/patio has not been constructed to the correct specifications. We can help, no matter how bad your driveway or patio may look, we can repair it. We now offer a complete and professional repair service for all driveways, paths and patio surfaces.
Loose or moving paving may need to be re-bedded, but it is more important to rectify the cause of the movement. Simply packing mortar into a joint and hoping that will stop the rocking or wobble is a waste of time - like sticking a plaster on a severed artery, it will only ever get worse.
Settlement and/or subsidence of the substrate layers, i.e. sub-grade, sub-base and bedding layer, is the most common reason for Block Paving failure. This settlement may be a result of:
- Wrong type or not enough base material.
- Incomplete compaction of the substrate layers during construction.
- Liquefaction of the bedding layer by water ingress.
- Failure of restraining edges.
- Loss of jointing materials.
- Application of loads greater that the pavement was designed to carry.
Whatever the cause, it needs to be investigated and rectified before replacing or re-bedding the paving blocks.
We will take up as much of the pavement area as is required, stacking the blocks close-by for re-use. We will then brush off any jointing sand adhering to the edges of the blocks. The exposed bedding layer can be rectified and screeded to prepare it for replacing the paving units. If correcting levels, and or remove bedding material is required.
Replace the blocks as required once the bedding is prepared, supplementing with square or replacement blocks, and reseal with dry jointing sand or mortar joints. The area of repair will need to be re-consolidated, prefer ably with a vibrating plate compactor (wacker plate), making it look like new.
Please call us for a free Inspection and Survey/Quotation.