Walkway and Patio Installation: Using Concrete Pavers on a Slope
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Using Concrete Pavers on Sloped Landscapes
Your contractor will take soil conditions, the degree of grade, weight and the amount of traffic into consideration when designing your hardscape. As a general rule, the maximum grade for a walkway is 5%, and the maximum grade for a ramp is 15%. If the walkway is to be used with a wheelchair, the maximum grade is 8%. Driveway grades can be as much as 18 – 24.5%.
The key is proper sub-base assembly. The aggregate base should be designed to be capable of supporting traffic loads as well as its own weight. Your contractor will calculate the appropriate thickness of the sub-base, base, and concrete pavers to adequately distribute vertical traffic loads depending upon the soil conditions and degree of the grade. Because of the flexibility of interlocking concrete pavers, with proper base construction, it’s possible to construct hardscape walkways or driveways even in the hilly terrain of the California Bay Area.
By working with a qualified hardscaping contractor Bay area, homeowners can enjoy hardscape walkways and driveways even on sloped terrain. If you’re considering adding hardscape to your Sonoma County home but are concerned about the feasibility of paving on a slope, give the experts at Bayside Pavers a call at 1-866-287-2837. We can help you design the walkway or driveway to meet your family’s unique needs. Our knowledgeable team members are ready to help you create the outdoor living space you’ve been dreaming about!
If you’re in the San Francisco Bay area, our location in Concord, CA at 2455 Bates Ave, Ste K, services East Bay and South Bay homeowners. Our Santa Rosa, CA location at 1619 4th Street Ste 12 can help you with your North Bay hardscaping projects.