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If you think it is hard to learn how to lay a patio in your garden, think again. It just takes a few easy steps to install and design a patio in your backyard. But remember, you should have all the necessary materials, tools, and equipment to succeed in its installation. You want to make sure that your patio is durable and sturdy. Most especially, you don't want to redo your patio over and over again just because it easily broke to weather changes.
How to Lay a Patio:Materials Needed
Of course, you cannot create a patio without preparing the necessary building materials.
Here are the materials you need to begin laying a patio:
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Tools: shovel, rake, wheelbarrow, wooden level pegs, hammer, spirit level, plank of wood, wacker plate, cement mixer, rubber mallet, bolster chisel, pointing trowel.
How to Lay a Patio Steps
By simply following this step-by-step guideline on how to lay a patio, you will find yourself having a relaxing afternoon in your garden in a jiffy.
First, you should clear the area of obstructions. Remove all of the plants, weeds and other obstructions on the area you are planning to install your patio.
Then, set your patio 6-inch below damp proof course. Dig out the soil to a depth of about 150mm or 6 inches. Make sure the soil is compacted. This gives room for the hardcore, mortar and paving slabs.
Dig out and compact a hardcore base. Spread a good even layer of at least 100mm or 4 inches thick of hardcore over the excavated area. Leave room for the thickness of the slabs and mortar (about 30 to 50 mm or at least 2 inches). Use a wacker plate to compress and level the hardcore.
Lay your patio paving slabs. Tap each slab down by using a rubber mallet and continuously check if they are well leveled. Use wooden spacers to ensure equal gaps between slabs.
Last would be to pave the slab joints. When you are finished laying the patio, wait for a few days for the mortar to set in. Fill joints with a dry mortar mix. At the end of the day, wash down the slabs and clean it of dirt. Be sure you do not spill mortar on the slab surface.