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Paving suggestion

ehsantl
Budding Contributor

Re: Paving suggestion

Appreciate all the replies.

Thanks @MartyH seems like concrete is too much hassle and needs extra cost. I think I would go with compacted sand and have cement based grout and sealer to stop the weeds.

@Isobel thanks for your reply. I've got a sample paver and I think it would look nice too :smile:

@darylhewston As you can see in the photo, fence "kickboard" is not visible, because my side is about 20cm higher than neighbour's
and currently sands from paved area drips a bit to the other side. My plan is to put couple of sleepers next to the fence and retain that area and then add the base + sand and compact and level :smile:


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Branchy249
Junior Contributor

Re: Paving suggestion

Good paving all starts from good base preparation.

Regardless whether you use a crushed rock (road base) and sand base or a mortar base, you need to ensure that your base is level and is sloping away from the house, as per the previous comments.

I have laid pavers on both types of bases and they both have there pros and cons. I would slightly lean to a road base/sand base, because if you do happen to make any mistakes or need to pull the pavers up in the future for any reason, it is a lot easier on a sand base than mortar! In any instance, I would rip up your existing pavers and start from scratch to ensure that you get a good solid base. Good luck with it!
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Jason
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Re: Paving suggestion

Some great advice here! Many thanks to all for their input.

 

@ehsantl please let us know how you go with the project. It would be great to get an update when you make some progress. And I'm sure community members will be happy to provide more advice if you need a hand.

 

Jason

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ehsantl
Budding Contributor

Re: Paving suggestion

For whoever carious about what happened to my backyard, this is a end result after couple of years

Fence paint and screen + Paving + Deck + Screen for water tank + lots of bamboos

Thanks for your feedbacks

 

 

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Walter
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Re: Paving suggestion

@ehsantl

 

Really nice.  #jealous.  Lovely place to chill out of an evening

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Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

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Wow, brilliant result @ehsantl. Thank you so much for coming back and sharing some photos. Looking forward to seeing what you tackle next!

 

Feel free to post anytime you need a hand with anything.

 

Jason

 

 

 

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