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  1. Hello Mark,First off, thank you for the great website! It is very infromative and helpful to me as a fellow DIYer.I’m in the process of redoing my driveway as it is shot beyond repair and I love what you did with yours. I’m planning on doing the same with mine and following your advice of curbing first and then having the contractor come in with the asphalt. I’d like to lay the Belgian block edging on an angle as you did but for some reason I can’t find any information on laying Belgian block in this manner except for your website. I know it’s not as popular as vertical installation but it’s weird how nobody else has posted details on the angled installation.My question for you is related to the depth of the concrete base and manner of laying the Belgian block on an angle into the concrete. I’ve seen how the vertical installation calls for sinking the Belgian block a few inches into a concrete base and then troweling some concrete on the outside of the curbing at a 45 degree angle to the same height as the asphalt on the other side in order to hold up the Belgian block. However, laying the block on a 30 degree angle is a different story and I’m not sure how deep to make the concrete base for that and whether to sink the entire block into the concrete so that the outside edge will have concrete coming up the side or just laying it onto the concrete base without sinking the outer edge into the concrete. Also, is the trench dug with a flat bottom or is the bottom of the trench angled at the same angle as the block is to be laid?Thanks in advance for your time and help!Regards,Tom

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  2. Everything is very open with a really clear description of the issues. It was really informative. Your website is useful. Many thanks for sharing!

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