“I do paving for commercial and domestic premises in Gauteng.”
My team really excels in exterior paving work.
It’s a staple bread and butter for us – and has been for years. Ever since we started.
Whether patios, courtyards or driveways, we’ve really left a professional mark of accomplishment on the province.
Out standards are compliant with industry best practice guidelines.
This means our handiwork will meet endurance, longevity and integrity expectations.
Built to last and retain value for your home.
What type of paving materials do we use?
Each project has it’s own unique performance demands.
Because the conditions around the exterior of your house are different to every other house.
As professionals, we earn our cut by making correct judgements on materials and methodology.
With paving, we’ve learned overtime to become adept at delivering results using:
- asphalt (tarmac)
- artificial stone
Whatever the occasion requires, we are ready to match the needs.
As for methodology, we install:
- flexible paving – consisting of hardcore and two layers of tarmac
- rigid paving – hardcore on top of concrete and expansion joints
- pavers – hardcore, sand and concrete pavers butted against each other with mortar
- small units pavers – small block paving patterns of interlocking units
Block paving is our speciality
A popular features for many residences in Gauteng is of course block paving.
But block paving is really a broad category of work.
There are various types of style and design.
It’s really an art.
And there is a knack to delivering a pristine finish. You can’t really teach it either.
It kind of comes with experience, trial (with some error along the way – we all have those),
But essentially a back catalogue of glowing results which by the mouth of our customers will speak for themselves.
Do we do repairs?
Yes, remedial work is part of what we do.
Damaged blocks, or faded etc. can be matched up and replaced with ease.
And taking on a project from scratch we always aim for the strongest pattern.
Herringbone being the choice most often, for this exact reason.
Will our process for installing block paving hold up over time?
For every year the integrity of your block paving stays intact, your ROI (return on investment increases).
We make sure our foundational dig depth is sufficient.
And also the degree and direction of slope is optimal for run-off and drainage.
Block paving much like the pieces of a puzzle need to be framed by well defined borders.
To do this – we plot our string to line up at the margins, which guides us for the edge courses.
Next, hammering in edge bricks and kerbs gently plants them in their place.
Screeding and the sub-base
The sub-base of a certain thickness is laid down and compacted.
This makes is just right for laying the slabs on top. Totally level.
To get things just right – a top level of course sand is laid and smoothed down.
Next for laying…
All blocks are oriented rightly on top of the base and once measure to be a little above the line, we compact.
A secondary check for alignment is performed against a diagonal line.
This is the rule.
Once we are sure of the right line up (without creep or movement) we set.
Using only kiln-dried sand we fill in all the gaps and crevices.
This firms up the entire picture and allows it to hold integrity.
Alternate passes are made until it’s all settled and topped.
For an anti-stain finish – we often will add a sealant.
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