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147 Te Horo Beach Road
Te Horo Kapiti Coast
PO Box 13091
Johnsonville
WELLINGTON

Tel: 06 364 3694
Fax: 06 364 3695
Email: sales@pavingnz.co.nz
Mobile: Nigel 0274 572 434

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Assistance and hints for paving installer!

There are two methods of laying paving products
• Mortar bedding over either a concrete base or a basecourse base
• Sand bedding over a prepared basecourse base AP40 or similar

Laying on mortar (this will give you the best result)
• Once your base has been constructed, start your set out from a straight line or 90 degree corner using string lines in two directions (these will also be your height lines)
• Mortar bedding should be three sand and one cement using approximately 20mm to bed the paver in
• Apply an acrylic concrete bonding agent to the back of the slab mixed with cement and water
• This method easily adjusts any paver thickness variation
• As with all hand made concrete products you will have some variation in thickness.
• The joints can be up to 12mm in width and grouted using a fine mortar mix and a sponge and clean water to remove any excess. If in doubt try a small area of grout and gauge your success the next day
• Always mix the pavers up from two or more pallets

Sand Bedding
• After the base has been prepared you need to have an even sand screed depth of 30mm
• Commence laying pavers from a straight edge or 90 degree corner using string lines in two directions
• Always lay off two or more pallets to mix the pavers through
• As with all hand made concrete products you will have some variation in thickness.
• Minor variations can be adjusted with the use of a rubber mallet or a sprinkle of bedding sand under the affected corner
• After cutting slabs to fit edges, use a specialized binding sand like “pavelock” and sweep into joints making sure that all excess is swept off. Lightly hose the joint sand to set.
• Your paving joints should be no more than 5-8mm

The following products are available from Hardware Stores to help you with your project:
• Cemkey Concentrate (concrete bonding agent)
• Firth ‘Pavelock’ (joint stabilizing sand) - Nuplex Paveseal (urethane sealant)

This is a guideline only, if in doubt seek advice from a competent landscaper.

Important Notes
• The sides of the pavers taper outwards
• 40mm in thickness but some variation will occur
• Colour is right through the paver, colour consistency can not be guaranteed and variation in shade may occur
• With larger jobs blend pavers from several different pallets
• As with all high strength concrete the phenomenon of efflorescence may occur
• All concrete products especially coloured products have a tendancy to discolour
• Paving must be completely dry before sealing
• We recommend they are sealed
• Pavers can be cut with a specialized concrete cutting saw
• Never use a plate compactor on the paving

 




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