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A paving project is similar to building a house. Pavers need a solid base built
with the right materials to last for 20-30 years. The base of pavers works in
the same manner as the foundation of the house. The stronger the base, the
better the quality of your paving project, and the longer it will last.
It's crucial to use a minimum of 70 mm up to 250 mm roadbase, depending
on the type and condition of the ground and use of the paved area. An
outdoor area bearing light traffic needs 70 mm roadbase whereas, a
driveway requires 200 mm of roadbase to resist the force exerted by
vehicles. Anything else in between will require different amounts depending
on the use and the nature of the area.
Secondly, the roadbase must be thoroughly compacted using platecompactor
or another form of machine compactor to strengthen the base.
The build-up of the base has to happen in two or three phases if more than
70 mm is used. That is to compact the area after each round of build-up. This
way the base will be systematically compacted and strengthened for the