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    Had the sump on an outlet drain on our drive replaced many years ago. Past few weeks the paving slab nearest the drain started to wobble. We park the car on this part of the pavement. Then I noticed all the sand from under the slab was leaking out onto the pavment.

    Now the slab is almost at an angle and I can't park the car on it. We are planning to get the whole drive replaced in about a year. What can I do in the meantime?

    Is is just a case of buying a bag of something, lifting the slab and put it under....if so what do I need to buy...? sand mixtures of other stuff.

    Appreciate any advice please

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    Banned

    a bag of ballast or gravel might do it : )

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    tangramman;7340077

    a bag of ballast or gravel might do it : )



    Thanks. Which one would be cheaper?

    Banned

    just dig it out a little so its flat and put some bricks or old slabs down and existing slab back on top.

    Had to do same on my block paved drive where the electric cable goes underground it all sank so
    Got sum pea gravel and compacted it well then filled it in with the oven dried sand on the top then replaced the bricks it's not perfect but no more dips in the bricks and drive looks 100% again not bad for a woman felt really proud I'd done it myself. Good luck

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    csiman;7340187

    just dig it out a little so its flat and put some bricks or old slabs … just dig it out a little so its flat and put some bricks or old slabs down and existing slab back on top.



    Sounds a bit too much for me. No bricks or slabs spare. Easier to buy bag of something, open it stick it down although it will cost more. Thanks anyway

    Banned

    if its only a shallow hole -gravel , probly a couple of quid . use whats left on top of your pots in the garden - helps retain moisture : )

    Buy a bag of mortar, mix with more sand to make it weak, lift the salb clear all the rubbish from under it, mix the mortat with water and a little fairy liquid to make it a thick creamy consistancy, place five peaked blobs ont he ground, one in each coner and one in the middle, lay the slab gently on top and tap down all round until its level then leave it overnight. dont park on it for a couple of days, rub some damp mix mortar into the gaps and the jobs done!

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    mosskeeto;7340523

    Buy a bag of mortar, mix with more sand to make it weak, lift the salb … Buy a bag of mortar, mix with more sand to make it weak, lift the salb clear all the rubbish from under it, mix the mortat with water and a little fairy liquid to make it a thick creamy consistancy, place five peaked blobs ont he ground, one in each coner and one in the middle, lay the slab gently on top and tap down all round until its level then leave it overnight. dont park on it for a couple of days, rub some damp mix mortar into the gaps and the jobs done!



    Much appreciated but you make it sound like it's as easy as doing it in a mixing bowl which would be about my limit

    Will try gravel and if it fails, I will pay local teen to do this for me!!

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    Perpita;7340230

    Had to do same on my block paved drive where the electric cable goes … Had to do same on my block paved drive where the electric cable goes underground it all sank so Got sum pea gravel and compacted it well then filled it in with the oven dried sand on the top then replaced the bricks it's not perfect but no more dips in the bricks and drive looks 100% again not bad for a woman felt really proud I'd done it myself. Good luck



    Well done :-D
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