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Posted: 13 Nov. 2017,22:00 QUOTE

Hi everyone - I recently got my driveway block paved and it doesn't seem to be drying uniformly - even after 2 sunny days, there are what look like wet patches all over the driveway. So the entire drive looks patchworky and awful. Could this be because there could be bits of sand on the blocks which are stopping the blocks from drying uniformly? Thanks!
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Posted: 26 Nov. 2017,10:37 QUOTE

There are a few possible causes for this 'phenomenon'.

1 - shade

2 - blocks of varying porosity

3 - poor drainage of bedding layer

4 - poor drainage of sub-base

5 - incorrect jointing

....at this time of year, and assuming it doesn't start to settle or deteriorate, I'd be very tempted to leave it until the Spring and see how it looks in, say, April. If it still has the same damp spots then, it might be worth investigating further.

Just to be on the safe side, I'd suggest puting your concerns in writing to the contractor, stating that you will review the situation in Spring and would appreciate their attendance at that time, if necessary.


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Posted: 01 Dec. 2017,11:27 QUOTE

Thanks for your advice. I have raised my concerns with the contractor and will revisit in Spring.
Thanks


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