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relaying patio

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by kenny101, 17 Apr 2007.

  1. kenny101

    kenny101

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    Hi guys, i am hoping to relay a new patio using riven paving (precast type from diy shed)
    At present i have 2x2 old grey pavers which are layed on good solid base of quarry dust well compacted over the years.
    The new pavers are a about 1inch thinner, can i use a morter on top of the old compact quarry dust to bed new pavers.
    patio approx 36 square feet

    kenny :confused:
     
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    Yes. A good, thick mortar base is THE best way of laying flags, IMHO. Easier for the DIYer (and for the pro, come to that). Use a mortar of sharp and building sand, mixed 4:1 with cement.
     
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    total agreement with wabbitpoo. i always use a 4:2:1 mix as the building sand makes it a bit more workable, but each to their own!
     
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    Thanks guys, reading the thread a few before mine simliar advice given there, much appreciated
     
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    HOw wet should the mix be?

    We are laying some stones now and are using a mix that is just damp rather than properly wet. We are finding that there is little movement when whacking the slabs down with the rubber mallet.
    Are we using a mix thats too dry???
     
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    yes and you may have too much under the slab. There comes a time when the pug will spread out under the slab as you compress it and it can be compressed no more.
     
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