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Being a landscaper can be hard work, but it pays off when our clients see the beautiful new driveway, patio or fencing we’ve built for them in or around the Gerrards Cross or Maidenhead areas. On this page we’ve looked to provide a little insight into how we go about laying block paving, which is probably the most common material we use in our day to day operations.

Block Paving Step-by-Step


  1. Design – To begin with, an Adams landscaper will work with you to figure out exactly what you want from your driveway or patio in terms of both functionality and how it looks. Choose from a range of colours and styles of block paving to really create something that can’t be seen anywhere else around Gerrards Cross.
  2. Excavation – We will excavate your driveway or patio area to a set level. A landscaper will usually employ high powered machinery to accomplish this. The excavation should leave enough a room to allow for steps, 4, 5 and 6.
  3. Edge Restraints – We will put down a concrete foundation followed by kerb units or edge restraints. The kerb units/restraints will be mortared to the foundation, then haunched to ensure the concrete reaches half way up the kerbs’ rear.
  4. Subbase – The next step of block paving a patio or driveway in Gerrards Cross is putting down layers of roadstone in 50mm segments. There should be at least 100mm of roadstone laid down during this stage. Our team will take time to ensure the subbase is thoroughly compacted before moving on to stage 5.
  5. Screeding – A damp sharp sand layer is laid upon the subbase and compacted. Then a second layer is applied and carefully levelled.
  6. Paving Installation – The main event! As previously mentioned, we have installed all sorts of block paving driveway and patio for clients in Gerrards Cross. Carefully and methodically we will lay the block paving in your desired pattern. Gaps are filled with blocks cut with a diamond disc saw or block splitter.
  7. Finishing Touches – Kiln dried sand is swept across the entire drive repeatedly. Between each repetition, a landscaper will compact the block paving. This process is finished when the joints are full with sand.


There you have it! That’s how we build a block paving driveway or patio. But if you’d rather hear about the fencing we erect for our clients in Gerrards Cross, give us a call.


Dial 07769 827 208 to speak with a qualified landscaper operating in Gerrards Cross.

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