We at Green Yard Gardeners, we are proud to be a part of the local community. We provide residential and commercial paving services to customers in Uganda and beyond. Our trained paving experts will travel to your site, provide you the best insights into the type of services you need, and give you a price that will perfectly fit your budget. Once we lay out all the details, we’ll begin work right away and won’t stop until you’re completely satisfied down to the smallest detail.
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At Green Yard Gardeners company, we lay paversin a number of defferent patterns to choose from, including stretcher bond, herring bone, basket weave and so on.We follow the steps as followers;
Step 1 Choosing the right paver.
There are a number of pavers available for various applications. Flagstones are generally wetcast pavers that can be moulded into a number of shapes, ideal for gardens, patios and pool surrounds.
Clay bricks like Corobrick are generally used for driveways, walkways and pool surrounds, although, in our opinion, this is somewhat out of fashion.
Finally, cement bricks are the most versatile and cover a variety of applications - from driveways, walkways, patios to pool surrounds and more.
From a cost perspective, cement bricks are the cheapest, with flagstones tipping the scale as the most expensive.
Step 2 Ground preparation.
Ground preparation is important as any sort of unprepped ground can result in ‘pooling’, sagging paving and loose bricks.
We first, loosely dig up the area where we want to lay the paving. This ensures that we start with a fresh piece of ground and get rid of things such as stubborn tree roots, weeds, etc.This also establishes the depth we need to go according to the height of the pavers we’re going to use.
Perhaps the most important element of this ground prep, though, is to ensure that the levels are correct and that water flows away from the client's house, pool,(compound) etc.
Once this is done, we compact the area, either using a hand stamper (if it’s a small area) or a plate compactor. This ensures a solid base and foundation for our pavers to sit on.
Step 3 Prepare the Sub Base.
Depending on what paver we’re laying, it will determine what base material we’ll use.
Flagstones will need a bed of cement about 10cm thick to rest on, while other paving will need a bed of river sand, about 20cm, to rest on. We place some fishing gut or taught string along the intended path to ensure we keep a straight line.
If the ground is compacted well enough and solid, then our pavers will sit firm without the need for cement to be mixed in with the river sand, this also eliminates any future hassle should we need to uplift those pavers.
Step 4 Laying the pavers
Once the base material has been laid and screeded with a long plank, (take care not to compact the base material) we start laying our paving following the patterns agreed on by the client.
Place some fishing gut or taught string along the intended path to ensure you keep a straight line and then place the pavers next to each other, as tight as possible - this ensures a solid finish.
We prepare to cut pavers to fit into the area (Locally we call it finishing). This can be done using an angle grinder fitted with a diamond blade.
Once all the paving has been laid, you’re ready to grout. Keep in mind that if the edges of your paving are not up against a wall, you’ll have to lay the boundary pavers onto a bed of cement to ensure the pavers don’t move.
Step 5 Grouting.
Once all the paving has been laid, you’re ready to grout. Once that's done, the entire job is almost done. Grouting our average paving job requires a ‘dry grout’ which is a mix of plaster sand and cement (1 part cement to 3 parts sand).
Simply sweep the mix into all the joints, filling them up. This will lock the pavers into place.