Whether it concerns the pavers installed in parks, your garden area or probably the space in front of your commercial property, it is known not to be beneficial in multiple ways. It adds to the aesthetics while ensuring that makes the ground safe and easy for vehicle movements, especially in driveways.

There are several who feel that pavers are a better option when compared to concrete, and it has always proved them right. While it may have multiple benefits to its name, there are times when due to geographical or geological factors, these pavers stop playing their role well.

  • The Pavers All of a Sudden Become Uneven

If the soil under the paver is clayey, it will likely rise. The reason being that clayey sol hold up a lot of water when it rains and when winter arrives, the water underneath has a change in temperature. When all gets back to normal, and the soil has thawed, the pavers tend to start becoming uneven. When the soil underneath witnesses a dip in temperature, it pushes the pavers upwards while accommodating stones and gravel in the gaps. It fails to get back to normal resulting in uneven pathways. The only solution is to remove the stones and gravel and level it with processed gravel.



  • The Paver Along the Edges Have Shifted

There is no manual movement at the edges where it is often seen that the pavers shift from its place. It leaves a gap where you can see the soil underneath. This happens when the gravel base or probably the loose soil has got washed away during the rains. Experts suggest the use of filter fabrics that keeps the soil and pavers in place without you having to reinstall it.

  • Pavers Have Witnessed a Crater

It is generally the loose soil underneath the paver area that has given way due to the pressure coming from the top. Lack of compaction of the dug up soil after a wiring installation or probably a vacant space left after a session of reblocking in Melbourne often leads to such problems. Pulling the surface by adding extra layers of gravel and then levelling it will ensure that there is no crater formed. While doing so, do not forget to use the
compaction method for the gravel.

  • There Are Water Puddles on the Paver Surface

This happens when there is a lack of compaction or the presence of loose soil underneath. The pressure from the surface has led to such a problem. Also when the water from the surface doesn’t have proper drainage, it gets puddle. When you opt for compaction and the right drainage system for the pavers, things can get back to normal.



While all of these problems can be avoided, you can always hire the services of trained installers for pavers in Melbourne. They know the right procedure for the installation where they prepare the soil well, take necessary actions for the future and only then lay the pavers in place.

Author's Bio: 

The author has had close associations with installers for pavers in Melbourne and writes this article to demonstrate how reblocking in Melbourne can be reinstated for proper paver laying.