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Laying a footpath

Things to remember:

Before ordering your paving, ensure that you have as precise an idea as possible of what you are planning to create. Without this being an absolute rule, the usual width for footpaths is 3 feet (90 cm), and 8-1/2 feet (2.60 m) for driveways.

To give you an idea of your future paving project and set out its definitive positioning, dust the planned location with plaster powder or chalk. Once everything is laid out, measure the surface to pave. As paving stones are sold in square meters, you just need to provide the total surface of the paving when you place your order.

In pictures

  1. Building a path or driveway
    The width of a driveway must be at least 8-1/2 feet (2.60 m). The average width of a footpath is 3  feet (90 cm).
  2. Building a path or driveway
    In the case of a driveway, plan a turning circle where you can maneuver your car.
  3. Building a path or driveway
    Give yourself an idea of the area to pave by drawing out the contour of the paving with plaster or chalk.
  4. Building a path or driveway
    Level off the ground around the paving area so that its surface is level when the paving will be laid.
  5. Building a path or driveway
    For more precise setting out, you can define the area to pave using pegs and string.
  6. Building a path or driveway
    Measure the length of the area, then calculate its surface. Your supplier will calculate how many paving stones are needed for the surface.

Did you know?

Sedimentary rock

Sedimentary rocks are the result of the accumulation and compacting of mineral debris (i.e. other stones), organic debris (animal remains and vegetation, fossils), or chemical precipitation.

They are exogenous rocks, i.e. rocks which are formed on the surface of the Earth. Sedimentary rocks are present on 75% of the surface of the Earth's continents, but when considering its crust as a whole (from the surface to a depth of 22 miles (35 km)), they only represent 5% of its total volume.

The main sedimentary rocks are:

  • sandstone
  • sand
  • siltstone
  • loess
  • clay
  • shale
  • coal
  • oil
  • limestone
  • chalk
  • etc.

SOURCE: Wikipedia

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