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PATHS & PATIOS

Getting you off on a firm footing!

Laying new, or providing a face lift to an existing patio or path. Lemontrade can help make a statement garden area.

 
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FAILED PATIO GROUT

Missing grout allows weeds to grow and dirt to collect in between the patio slabs.

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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.

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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.

 
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UNMADE GROUND

First steps to creating a patio is to clear and level the ground.

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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.

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STABILISING THE GROUND

Laying a ground stabilising mat helps deal with any underlying movement and minor settlement which might otherwise affect the finished patio.

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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

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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.

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COMPLETE PATIO

A job done correctly. It is time consuming but the resulting patio will last for many years to come.