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FAILED PATIO GROUT
Missing grout allows weeds to grow and dirt to collect in between the patio slabs.
CLEANING OUT OLD GROUT
There are no short cuts to preparing the joints between patio slabs. Hard graft on hands and knees is what it takes to remove failed grouting.
SAND CEMENT GROUT
With well prepared joints a good sand and cement grout can be applied. The result will last and infinitely improves the look of the patio. An alternative to sand and cement is a 2 part Epoxy resin grout. Lemontrade can undertake both grout finishes.
First steps to creating a patio is to clear and level the ground.
FINDING A LEVEL
Removal of soil to about 150mm below finished patio level is our starting point for creating a stable patio. Pegs help set levels and falls.
STABILISING THE GROUND
Laying a ground stabilising mat helps deal with any underlying movement and minor settlement which might otherwise affect the finished patio.
TYPE #1 MOT BACKFILL.
A 100mm bed of a special mix of aggregate, clay and stone which is compacted with a plate rammer gives a firm bed for laying patio slabs
FULL MORTAR SLAB BED
Patio slabs laid on a full sand and cement mortar bed. This ensures no voids exist to trap water or encourage vermin and also ensures a complete spread of any load placed on the patio slab.
A job done correctly. It is time consuming but the resulting patio will last for many years to come.