block paving on a slope

Postby andymw54 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:50 am

My drive is on quite a slope, the area to the side of the main concrete driveway is compacted gravel this is the area I wish to block pave. but this area starts at the same angle as the drive (30deg) and then turns to the level with quite a radius . my question is what is the maximum radius with block paving so as not to give large gaps between the bricks. :?: is there a standard curve not to exceed
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Simply Build It

Postby j.wesley » Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:09 pm

I'll answer question as I interpret it!.
You don't generally, in my experience, curve the pattern, you lay your first run straight, normally in the centre of the longest stretch. Then just go back and forth along that first run building the pattern. always parrallel to that first straight run.
Then to finish, use a grinder to cut your "soldier" edging in - subsequently there will be a radius in the "soldier" border, if this is eccessive you can cut some angled blocks to fill the gaps, this finishing touch can ruin an otherwise good job, if done badly.
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