Natural Paving Stones now becomes a natural choice for internal and external paving requirements. The advent of technologies has improved quarrying, transit, shipping, cutting, and finishing of natural stones up to your imaginative level.
If you Want to Install Paving Stones By Your Own Here is a step-by-step guide to lay paving stones for multiple constructions to beautify your property with required synergy.
-->Find Suppliers for Sand, Base, and Stone Material.
Required materials Are like :
stones for paving.
the base material to lay the foundation on the land to give stability and strength.
sand to fill it in between the layers.
--> Choose the Paving Stones
There are Various types of Stones you Can use for your backyard, Flooring and Walkways, Poolside, etc.... Like Sandstone, Limestone, Flagstone, Bluestone, Slate Stone, Granite Stone, Cobblestone, Fieldstone, round stepping stones, and stone bricks.
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--> Calculating the Amount of Paving Stone Needed
You can measure the length and width of the area to cover in paving in a unit of the foot. Now, multiply length with a width (LXW) and get the total square footage of your construction area.
NOTE-->*[Take care to buy additional material up to 5-10% to fit the curves and odd spaces.]
--> Mark the Area for Stone Paving
If your area is in regular shape, it is easy to mark it by using rope, spikes, and lime/chalk powder.
--> Determine Slope
--> Excavation of Installation Area
--> Select the Base Material
It must have stones with the following cumulative properties
-Irregular sharp edges
-->Lay the Base Material
Spread the base material in a layer of 6” thickness across the entire excavation area.
--> Select & Install the Edge Restraints
Edge restraint holds the shape of the paving project is it a patio, path or driveway. Edge restraint available in plastic, metal, non-corrosive wood, or pre-cast concrete.
--> Select the Sand & Place Sand Bedding
Selection of Good Quality Sand Is required. So Select ASTM C33 and CSA A23.1. Otherwise, ASTM C-144 and CSA 179 graded mason’s sand is an alternative.
Now, lay 1.5” thick sand layer.&You can apply screed rail to level the concrete and sand.
--> Cut Paving Stones According to Design
Sometimes paving stones come into irregular shapes and need mason cutters specially made for stone cutting to get desired shapes according to your design.
--> Start Laying Paving Stones
The accession of paving stones on the concrete and sand layer is Not that much hard you just have to follow few things like:
Never stand up your feet on a sand layer or walk on it. And Also keep your foot away from the edges It will disturb the evenness of the layers and create a lot of problems.
-->Tamp Paving Stones
Put the first stone slab in position and use a rubber mallet to tap it down smoothly
--> Fill Sand into Joints
Some sand will come up during the compacting process and fill the gaps unevenly. You can Use brush and knife to press it and distribute evenly within the gap.
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Well, basically, you just lay the stones down (making sure they are level), then fill in the cracks with gravel, sand and/or concrete.
Rubbish wouldnt last long.