Removing single driveway paver?

Old 11-10-10, 06:44 PM
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Removing single driveway paver?

whats the proper way to remove a single paver in my driveway? i have extras that match but need advice on how to or can i get stain out...oil. thanks
Old 11-10-10, 07:22 PM
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If you can clean it you won't need to remove it, right? Several dry compounds when rubbed in will assist in leaching out the oil. One simple and cheap one is cat litter. Put some on the brick and grind it in with your foot. Then either dust it off or wash it off. There are liquid driveway cleaners that are good with oil and don't leave a residue, but for the life of me, I can't think of a name. You can find them at the big box stores in the paint department.
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If it is near a corner, you can just start at the corner and remove toward it. If not you will have more work.

If it is in the middle and the pavers are properly installed, you will have your work cut out for you. For a paver in the middle, try to drill, chisel and destroy the paver and remove the stained paver and those around it to create a space for replacement units. Compact the base, insert the replacement pavers, spread mason sand on the surface and vibrate to level the new and existing paver surfaces and to force the sand into the tight joints to create the necessary paver interlock for maximum pavement strength.The individual paver strength, vibration and sand interlock is what creates the pavement surface.

Cities and states use pavers over utility lines, etc, because they can be removed and replaced for utility maintenance, but they usually do a strip and not just one paver.

Before you start tearing out the interlocking pavers, do whatever is possible to eliminate or camouflage the stain.

This solution does not apply to the lower strength paver surfaces, such a the larger pavers and "stepping stones", that just independently sit on a soil base. - They are weaker and easier to replace.


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