INSTALLATION GUIDELINES

Handling
Care must be taken when handling concrete paving products to reduce the likelihood of damage and general staining.
It is not recommended that pavers be stacked in the diagonal method, as this can cause uneven drying. Pavers should always be stacked face to face and back to back to reduce any uneven drying and also reduce the chance of chipping corners and edges.
Due to the use of natural raw materials every batch will not be exactly the same, and therefore it is recommended that when using multiple pallets of pavers they be blended from several different pallets during laying.
Any claims for unsatisfactory product must be made prior to laying and the seller will not be responsible for any costs or delays incurred due to this.
Packaging provided with goods is for protective purposes, and are not designed for extended storage, therefore products should be used as soon as practicable.


Foundations
For a paving project to be successful you will need a good foundation (sub-base).
Pedestrian Traffic: Minimum 75mm of compacted crushed rock or 75mm thick 25mpa reinforced concrete as per engineer’s recommendation/Australian Standards.
Vehicular Traffic: Minimum 100mm thick 25mpa reinforced concrete, as per engineer’s recommendation/Australian Standards.


Rigid Pavement System
On a sub-base engineered to suit the site and project requirements, a mortar bed of 4:1 washed sand & cement at 25-40mm in thickness should be layed to appropriate levels. Paver backs should be coated with a wet slurry of cement and water and then applied to the mortar bed, ensuring full contact with the mortar.

Mortar Bed
Prepare the mortar in manageable quantities in a concrete mixer, using 3 parts washed white sand to 1 part Portland off-white cement, and fresh clean water. The addition of a PVA bonding agent (Bondcrete or similar) to the mix will assist in the mortar being more workable, and help the pavers to adhere to the crushed rock base. The mortar should be moist enough to maintain workability