- Block Paving (laid upside down)
Gotta be down to personal prefs based on aesthetic, innit. Personally, if I was having any type of block paving laid, I’d be looking at some sort of perforated brick, or air-brick, laid so the holes faced upward, then filled with sand or very fine gravel, to aid drainage.Posted 4 years ago
But that’s just me. 😀nealgloverMember
Do the blocks have spacer lugs ?
If they do they will have a small gap anyway, and it will look horrible laid upside down.
What pattern are you laying them in ? That will make a lot more difference to how they look when finished.
But basically I would say it will look crap laid upside down, and people will always just presume you **** up and did it wrong 🙂Posted 4 years agoBaron_von_draisMember
If they are standard paving blocks, eg Marshalls Keyblock or similar, then it is not possible to lay them with tight joints. They have little ridges on the sides to ensure even sized joints (approx 3mm).
They are laid the right way up with the chamfer on top for a reason. Block paving is designed to be “flexible” and the 3mm sand joint is there to allow movement.
I’d be wary that they guy suggesting that they can be laid upside down doesn’t know what he is doing.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for the quick advise. My concern is also about them lipping. And I can see your point about the edges getting knocked off.
On the flip side, I can see it might look good. And less moss formation.
I’m going for a 90 degree herringbone bond.
All things considered, I shall probably go for right way up. May call Marshalls tomorrow though to see what they say.Posted 4 years ago
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