Specialists in Concrete and Asphalt Driveways and Paving

By: I Pave  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Paving, Asphalt, Slate

I Pave specialises in cut concrete and stamped slate constructions. Other popular products include asphalt, aggregate, and chip seal. I Pave also has a team that specialises in concrete cutting.

        

We offer the "Stampcrete" technique to create the appearance of high-quality stone or slate paving. Stampcrete's 3D aspect, with two-toned effect, delivers a striking result, with significant advantages over traditional paving methods.

Stampcrete offers a huge range of colour choices and patterns, from ancient cobble to contemporary tiles, and it can be used both indoors and outdoors in domestic, commercial, industrial and public settings.

You are contacted 3-4 days before the project starts to discuss the project timeline and activities, and to establish times and access etc. Where appropriate, a digger is used to excavate the soil to a depth of 300mm and the soil is removed.

After boxing and pouring the 100mm-deep concrete slab, the surface of the freshly poured concrete is finished by hand-trowelling, and at the same time expansion joints are cut to reduce possible concrete cracking later.

Three later, we return to waterblast the surface, acid wash, remove boxing, and coat it with sealers to give the final glossy or matt finish. The concrete is available for use in 6 - 7 days.


Samples of slate colours and patterns available


You are contacted 3-4 days before the project starts to discuss the project timeline and activities, and to establish times and access etc. Where appropriate, a digger is used to excavate the soil to a depth of 300mm and the soil is removed.

AP40 is laid dependent on excavation conditions. Then boxing built and concrete is pured to a depth of 100mm.

The surface of the freshly poured concrete is finished by hand-trowelling, and at the same time expansion joints are cut to reduce possible concrete cracking later.

Seven to 10 days later, concrete is saw-cut to the owner's specifications, and the surface is grouted.

Three later, we return to waterblast the surface, acid wash, remove boxing, and coat it with sealers to give the final glossy or matt finish. The concrete is available for use in 6 - 7 days.


We offer three major types of paving services:

  1. Coloured plain
  2. Plain concrete
  3. Site concrete, as a base for tiles

You are contacted 3-4 days before the project starts to discuss the project timeline and activities, and to establish times and access etc.

A digger is used to excavate the soil to a depth of 300mm and the soil is removed. The excavated area is then filled with a base course of river run or faced metal to 200mm and compacted with a roller.

We create either timber edging using ground-treated 75mm x 25mm boxing, or small concrete kerbing of your choice.

Top course to 100mm is placed on top, watered and compacted. This dries and seals to a hard finish. (Where possible, cars are to stay off the surface until asphalt is laid.)

Five to seven days later (depending on weather conditions) the asphalt is laid. It is brought in hot, and rolled with a compacting roller to a depth of 25mm, its final surface finish. The driveway is operational for cars after 24 hours.


Acid Wash:   Sulphuric acid and water diluted. Used to super clean a surface and remove all surplus dust etc.

AP40 (Top Course):   Crushed metal with all the fines and silts for compacting (no bigger than 40mm).

AP65 (Base Course):   Pit run obtained from the quarry which is screened to a size of no bigger than 65mm.

Boxing:   This varies depending on the driveway finish. Thinner boxing is used for curved edges.

Chip:   Crushed stones to a size of 1mm extracted from the quarry.

Expansion Joints:   Used to separate concrete or asphalt to leave a ridge. This may be necessary for the insertion of a gate, door, etc.

Hot Tar:   Bitumen product heated to a tacky tar.

Pit Run:   Shingle obtained from the quarry.

River Run:   Stones and gravel from the Waimakariri River.

Slate:   This is a process where colour is worked into the top surface of concrete and stamped with rubber mats to create the pattern of the required finish.

Keywords: Asphalt, Paving, Slate