If you e.g. If you want to create paths in the garden, you should think about different paving stones. But which paving is suitable for patios, paths and driveways?
A garden or a plot of land does not only consist of a meadow and beds. There is also a terrace, various paths and of course a property entrance. If you are skilled in craftsmanship and want to save money, you can create these things yourself. However, procedures and materials should be observed here in order to enjoy them for many years to come.
Pavement covering for patios
With a terrace, one can assume a medium load from the stay and the seating. Natural stones and concrete blocks, but also clinker, are suitable for the covering. If you don't like stone, you can of course equip the terrace with wood, gravel or bark mulch. A 5 cm layer of paving sand and a layer of gravel sand of at least 10 centimeters is recommended as the substrate.
Pavement for paths
Paths have a low load, whereas a layer with 3 cm plaster sand and a 5 cm layer of gravel sand are sufficient. Natural stone, concrete stone, stepping stones, gravel, clinker or bark mulch can be used for this.
Pavement for driveways
The driveway, on the other hand, is heavily loaded because cars also drive over it. Here you should not use natural stone, concrete stone or clinker with a thickness of less than 6 cm. Grass pavers and gravel lawns are also possible. The subsurface should consist of 10 cm of gravel sand, 15 cm of mineral mixture and 5 cm of grit.