Paving garage entrances, garden paths and terraces - laying underground paving stones


Preliminary work for pavement laying: substructure

Paving garage entrances, garden paths and terraces - laying underground paving stones: garage

The substructure consists of two layers. After excavating the surface, gravel is introduced and compacted (shaken off).

If, after shaking the ballast, there are still rough bumps in the surface, a Nachschottern and repeated shaking is required.

The next layer consists of Edible chippings into which the plaster is laid. (Chippings should be used for load-bearing purposes). The chippings should be placed and removed approx. 5 to 10 mm above laying height.

Substrates for pavement laying

Depending on the location, the pavement is subject to different levels of stress, so different substrates are required. For example, you need more gravel for the underground of a garage entrance than for a terrace. For this reason shows you the following overview, how the correct substructure has to be constructed, before you start paving.

Requirements for the substrate

Paving garage entrances, garden paths and terraces - laying underground paving stones: garage

Creating garage entrances

  • 8 or 10 cm stone height
  • about 5 cm chippings
  • Grain size: 2 to 8 mm or similar
  • about 20 to 25 cm gravel
  • Grain size: 10 to 45 mm or similar

Paving garage entrances, garden paths and terraces - laying underground paving stones: garage

Creating terraces and garden paths:

  • 8 or 10 cm stone height
  • about 5 cm chippings
  • Grain size: 2 to 8 mm or similar
  • about 10 to 15 cm of gravel
  • Grain size: 10 to 45 mm or similar

Paving garage entrances, garden paths and terraces - laying underground paving stones: entrances

Creation of ecological stone systems

  • 8 or 10 cm stone height
  • about 5 cm chippings
  • Grain size: 2 to 8 mm or similar, since z.T. By hewwerksporigen core concrete of the stones height differences are unavoidable
  • about 20 to 25 cm of gravel
  • Grain size: 5 to 45 mm or similar. The gravel must be permeable to water.

What you should pay attention to after laying

It's important, that After laying the plaster, clean the surface and the vibrating plate he follows. The pavement may only be shaken off with a volcanic matrix or a rubber vibrator to prevent damage to the surface of the stones.

Only after shaking off may be slurried with washed coarse sand or natural stone grains. Another order involves damage to the surface. The grains of sand can reach the stone surface through shaking from the joint.

There, the vibrating plate beats the sand grains to dust, which in turn is smashed into the surface of the stones. Damage of this kind can only After a few years of use and weather conditions disappear.

Fresh concrete column

In areas where curbing is not required, it is possible to design surfaces to drain. An attachment of these surfaces is achieved by a fresh concrete support on the paving stones. This should start about 2 cm below the top of the pavement and go up to the ballast bed. Soil, lawn or mulch can be added directly to this fresh concrete support. Thus, an "invisible hold" of the surface is achieved.

Tip: drainage fees

Requirements for the Saving of drainage fees are:

  • no gradient to public areas
  • no sewer connection or drain within the areas
  • no other introduction to the public network

Note: please vote with local authority!

This topic was developed by lets-rebuild.com together with Siekmann Steinsysteme.

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