want to lay patio

carolynn egharevba asked 11 years ago

i want to lay a small amount of patio its about 6 FOOT BY 10 FOOT OF SPACE WHAT DO I NEED TO DO AND IF I WANTED TO EXTEND THE SPACE AND LAY FROM MY DOOR STEP OUT WHICH MEANS IT GOES DIRECTLY ON A PATH AND THEN ONTO GRASS WHAT WOULD I DO AND CAN THE SLABS BE CUT TO ACCOMODATE THE CORNERS AROUND THE STEPS AND AROUND PIPES ! HOPE YOU CAN HELP I HAVE NO IDEA BUT WANT TO TRY THIS OURSELVES CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY PROFESSIONALS

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 2 years ago
If you go to this address in our Know-how section, you will find lots about laying paving.

https://gardenie.wpengine.com/gerrycategory/paths-and-paving/?id=5453

You can lay paving over a concrete path, on a bed of wet sand-and-cement mortar, as described. But make sure the foundation base for the continuation of the paving away from the path is solid so that it does not sink by comparison with the solidity of the concrete path.

Paving slabs can be cut with an agle grinder, which can be hired, or more laboriosly with a hammer and cold chisel, although the latter needs a bit of practice. Any reasonably good DIYer can lay paving.

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