LanDesign Inc. Demonstrates Excellent Screeding Technique with Brussels Block Driveway Project
Currently under construction, this driveway project in Normandy Beach, NJ, makes use of the Unilock classic, Brussels Block in the Limestone color option. A triple border of Courtstone in Belgian Blue will accompany the driveway’s main body. As a Unilock Authorized Contractor, LanDesign Inc. has utilized Unilock recommendations for screeding. To learn more about these methods visit the Unilock Learning Center for short, detailed videos illustrating the process.
Before screeding, the LanDesign crew checks to ensure that the base adheres to the correct slope and that there are no dips or bumps greater than half an inch. ¾” pipes are then lain over the base to serve as a screed guide. Clean, coarse concrete sand is then poured over the base and smoothed over using a straight screed board. To continue the process, the pipes are simply slid down to extend to the next section. The grooves left by the pipes can be filled by shovelling sand over them and smoothing over with a hand trowel. Without walking on the screeded surface, the pavers can then be laid.
It’s important to remember not to compact your bedding sand. Screeding ensures that the sand provides some cushioning, allowing the pavers to be laid and then tamped down for a smooth, even surface. The LanDesign crew is careful not to tread on the screeded bedding sand. Careful planning of start and end points ensure that the sand remains undisturbed until the pavers are put in place.
The base materials, sand, and pavers used by LanDesign for this project were supplied by NJ Gravel & Sand Co. – a premium supplier of Unilock products and bulk materials.