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||Posted: 18 Sep. 2017,21:12
I am in the process of refurbishing my driveway and want to take this opportunity to make good an area around the water inspection chamber. About 12 months ago the water board came out and replaced it whilst I was at work and seemed to add in some new blocks that are clearly not the same colour.
I have the correct blocks now so want to replace these shown.
1. Is there a better way to cut and arrange the new blocks around this chamber or shall I just copy what has been done?
2. I noticed that the chamber is actually lower than the rest of the block paving so it may have sank or they didn't set it correctly to start with. Is there anything that I can do about this now?
3. The gaps seem quite large next to the plastic, shall I use a weak mortar/sand mix here or just the normal kiln dried sand?
4. General question, when all done I will clean the paving with a pressure washer. Theres a lot of green weeds and moss on the paving, do I rake this out first, then re-sand before washing? Its about 8 years old and drive has never been cleaned. Any cleaner needed? or any tips would be much appreciated.