A couple of questions regarding my patio project

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  1. huw169

    huw169

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    I have quite a large area to cover - 6m by 5m.
    I have cemented in a brick boarder with a 1:80 fall so I have some solid edges to screed from. I am laying manufactured riven 600*600 slabs so should give an even final layer.
    I intend on using a dry sharp sand cement mix @ 10:1
    The whole area is quite solid, so I am not digging out just to put extra scalping in.
    However, I have a couple of areas than need raising, but not enough for a 855kg bag of scalping.
    I have some cement & builders sand left from my boarder, and a load of soil. Is it possible to make up a cement mix and bolster it up with soil and smear it into the low areas??
    I am just trying to think of ways to save a bit of cash - wouldn't have to buy extra materials or order a skip to take away my soil!
    The Patio will ony ever see pedestrian traffic so doesn't have to be well solid.
    Any cost saving tips???
    Cheers
     
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    couple of bricks?
     
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    Cheers breezer.
    Looked into the soil cement idea - they use it for paths & car parks, but it is highly compressed.
    I've picked up a load of All in Ballast from B&Q & cement - i'll use this to build the base up in the areas that needs it.
    Any tips for screeding??
    I'm using a sharp sand 10:1 cement mix. Did a small area 1m by 1m. Not looking forward to doing the 5m by 6m area now. :cry:
     
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