Bevel Paving Costs and Installation

Beginner’s Guide to Bevel Paving Costs and Installation in South Africa

Bevel paving entails the usage of special pavers for laying out a patterned surface that can carry foot traffic, vehicle loads and items placed on top. These pavers are made specifically to create bevelled edging and are well-suited for drainage improvement, creating a slip-free surface for driving or walking, and minimising maintenance of the surface.

The number of bevel paving bricks required per square metre depends on the size of the bricks you use. Generally speaking, you look at 50 pavers per square metre.

bevel pavingHowever, don’t just think of the bricks when you budget for costs. To ensure the surface stays level and neat for years to come, you must prepare the sub-surface area. This includes taking out the dirt and replacing it with a gravel base. This must then be compacted, and a layer of sand for bedding must be added on top. You will then have to screed the sand before laying the bevel pavers.

If you don’t know how to budget for this, if you want to pave the area around your swimming pool, the driveway or entertainment areas, ask our consultants to help you determine the material needs and costs.

When it comes to costs, you need to factor in delivery expenses, labour, rental of a compactor, tools for the labourers, the cost of a screed plank, line for levelling, and more. If the area where you want to pave is big or must carry heavy traffic, rather get professional help in determining costs and requirements. You will, for instance, require more gravel for the base if the soil is weak. Also, the heavier the load to be carried, the deeper you need to dig to create a solid gravel base.

Then there is the issue of rubble removal after having removed the dirt for the base. Factor this into your cost, in addition to the rubble normally left after any type of building or construction project. If you want to replace existing paving with attractive and durable bevel pavers, then you can expect substantial rubble heaps in your garden. You can either sell the old pavers or must arrange for removal to clear the space for work on the new project.

To ensure you get accurate quotes on the bevel pavers, sand, and related materials, first measure the square metres that must be paved. List the following information:

  • Is the area 100% level, or will you also need to pave on a slope?
  • Do you want the standard colour, or do you want other colours as well to create a pattern or edge?
  • What type of soil is currently at the site where you want to pave?
  • If you plan on paving a sloped driveway, you’ll need to make provision for a drainage pipe.
  • Is the area mostly for foot traffic, or will it carry vehicle weight as well?

Armed with the information, you’re in a better position to request a quote from contractors and from MVA Bricks, able to deliver the right pavers, sand and related materials as well.

Steps Involved in a Nutshell when It Comes to Bevel Paving Entail:

  • Budget for the costs based on the measurements and calculations.
  • Prepare the area for installation.
  • If the sub-soil is weak, you need to dig it out and at gravel fill.
  • Compact the gravel fill and ensure it is level.
  • Add a layer of river sand over the gravel.
  • Screed the sand to ensure a layer of about 20 mm or 2 cm.
  • Keep the sand layer damp.
  • Place the bricks using the drop and lock in place approach.
  • Don’t install in a linear way as this affects the stability of the paved area.
  • Edge the paved area.
  • Grout the paved area where relevant to lock the paving in place.
  • Apply water lightly to lock the grout in place.

If you’re ready to purchase or need help with bevel paving, reach out for immediate and friendly help from our experienced staff.