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Mortar mix for Natural Stone patio
In Garden and exterior
Ralpine Design
Jan 27, 2019
Hi Mike, Thanks for writing on the forum. Its a good question. As I’m sure you are aware there is a whole raft of advice on the web for diy projects such as this. There are also a wide range of competing products to choose from with a job to perform and I’m sure you already have a good idea what the process involved is based on the nature of your questions. So our advice is simple, every job is dramatically improved by adequate preparation and planning. The 7-P’s apply in DIY as much as they do in the office; Prior and Proper Preparation Prevents a Piss Poor Performance. This follows right down to how you protect the surrounding grass from getting damaged and laying plastic sheeting so you don’t get concrete on your kitchen floor as you rush in to wash cement out of your eyes. Focus: Take your time and really think about the steps involved. Visualise what you are going to do. Plan the steps, get the tools you need and put them in the right place. Finally, adding more hardcore is always good, skimping on the bit you will never see is a bad idea. Rubbish roads, paths, decks and even bathroom tiles all suffer from poorly prepared and laid foundations. Add a membrane at the bottom of your area, have a deep layer of hardcore, then sand and a really good deep layer of concrete on top of that. You could even consider adding steel to make a frame to really hold it together, this is a pro trick, but that might not be neended if the area is stable, well compactes and the foundation layers are as thick as possible. The absolute final word is on materials choice. Make sure you go to a professional trade supplier (or at least the trade counter) and talk to them about your project and show them what you are doing. The choice of which materials and the corresponding depths to use will be sorted out in minutes by way of a discussion with a swarthy person in an invincibility tabard. Hope this helps Marra.
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Stylish Ways to Decorate with Mirrors
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Jan 26, 2018
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