Pave driveway: a quick guide in 3 steps

To pave your driveway, you'll need cobblestones, curbs, subsoil gravel, crushed sand, an angle grinder with a stone disc or a stonecracker, a vibrating machine with rubber backing, a guideline, a shovel and a broom. Excavation is greatly facilitated by the use of a minibagger.

Step 1: Dig out soil and set curbs

Raise the soil about 40 to 50 cm deep and plan as far as possible a small incline, so that the rainwater can run off better later. At the bottom of the exit you can also set a trench trough that will drain the water. Set a guideline to set the top of the pavement. If you want to use curbs for side stabilization, then pour them into concrete.

Step 2: Distribute subgrade and paving bedding

Distribute the subgrade gravel on the excavated area, first in a layer about 10 cm thick. Compact this split layer with the vibrating machine and apply additional layers, which you then compress again, until the planned upper plaster edge remains about 10 cm. Apply then a few centimeters thick split crushed sand layer as a pavement bedding: Then you can now pave your driveway.

Step 3: Pave the driveway with stones

To pave your driveway, now lay the paving stones laid loose in the bedding and cut the stones along the edge with your tools. You can now vary your plaster pattern as you like, but remember to leave about 2 to 3 mm gap between joints. Use the broom to sweep plenty of sand into the paving joints. To add the stones firmly to the bedding, you can now use the vibrating machine again. In any case, think of the rubber pad, otherwise your newly laid paving stones could be damaged. Lastly, you put in some crushed sand a second time: you have paved your driveway ready!

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