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This guide provides general instructions for dry-laid installation of pedestrian paving using a gravel sub-base. Dry-laid installation, meaning without the use of mortar or adhesives, is becoming increasingly popular due to its numerous advantages, including greater water permeability and the ability to easily remove and replace individual tiles. However, it is important to follow the instructions carefully to avoid potential settling or stability issues. It is recommended to download specific installation instructions for the chosen product, available on the product page, to ensure proper installation and durability of the pedestrian paving.

Foundation with scree

1. Prepare a 15-20 cm well-rammed and flat laying level, in order to prevent possible yielding.
2. Lay a nonwoven.
3. Lay a 3-5 cm well-washed crushed stone layer with a granulometry of 3/6 mm or 4/8 mm; level and tamp well.
It is advisable to use gravel with a granulometry of 16-35 mm.
Important: A minimum slope of 2% (2 cm per meter) must be provided, also of the laying level.
N.B. The use of sand and not of crushed stone, might favour the efflorescence phenomenon.

Proceed with the laying of the tiles.
We advise the use of the plastic support MorphoSand, which offers a higher support at the corners and keeps the floor coplanar.
Moreover the detached wings permit the water runoff in the underground, which has to be planed drained, to avoid the formation of water retentions.

Fill the joints with fine sand in order to block the paving.

When the paving has been finished, carry out a cleaning of the yard.
In case of obstinate dirt use MaspeClean as detergent.
In particular cases we suggest the use of a monobrush polishing machine to lay MaspeClean and to remove mechanically the dirt.
Otherwise scratch the paving by using a manual brush.