you may recall helping out on my cracked concrete drive question a few days ago. on a related topic i had originally had in mind to lay classico bricks on a small section outside the kitchen door by removing the concrete base in the same manner as i originally planned for the drive i.e using the angle grinder to cut the segment shape out of the concrete and replacing with the blocks. i now know this is not a good idea!
as i have now put the driveway (which encompasses the area near the kitchen door ) on hold until i can renew the lot i wondered if it might be feasible to still put down the blocks (albeit temporary) using the concrete as a base?.on renewal of the driveway i would then set them correctly on the right sub-base.
i am looking to do an arc to form a sector of approx. 3 metres, would keep a 'gulley' next to the house for drainage and away from damp proof course and effectively have a raised area to the depth of the blocks.
i would retain the blocks in an outer line of slightly deeper blocks.
if this is feasible
1 would i set it on a sand base
2 would you have any suggestions on how to deal with the step into the kitchen which in theory would also need to be raised but would then have a knock on effect to the door size.
i know it is not ideal but if i could do something as a holding job i would be at least covering up some of the dreadful concrete until i replace the lot.
hope you can help, many thanks