Take your rake and level the area you want to pave. We're using an existing concrete verandah as a reference point. Mark this level along the wall to show the level the road base fill needs to come to. Take width by length by depth measurements and work out the volume of road base you need to fill the area.
Put formwork around the outer edges of the area to box it in. Lay the first edge of formwork in position and make sure it is straight, square and level. Attach the second edge to create a boxed area. Hammer star pickets along the formwork and screw them to the timber to make sure it will stay in place.
Use the wheelbarrow to bring the road base into the area. Spread it out evenly using the rake. Use the spirit level to check it is level. Use a hose to wet down the area.
Start compacting the base using the plate compacter. Take a couple of levels across the area to make sure the base is level and flat ready for paving.