Patio Layers Andover

Andover Patio Layers (SP10): As soon as the spring arrives each year most of you have thoughts about spending much more time outdoors and obviously the garden is the most natural place for that to occur. After a long and wet winter in Andover, the garden is likely to be a bit too muddy to do much, therefore putting in a brand new patio is the best solution to this problem. If you've already got a patio but it is starting to get uneven and covered with weeds you will probably be thinking about getting a new one put in or perhaps just lifting up and relaying the old one if the slabs are still sound and fit for purpose.

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Enthusiasts of DIY in Andover will likely be willing to have a bash at this, though installing a quality patio is not as simple as you might suppose. Small patio projects are likely to be within the range of ability of many do-it-yourselfers, however larger more complex patios should be left to expert patio installers. Also remember that it isn't just installing a firm base and putting down the patio slabs that is called for, it is also excavation and disposing of a fair amount of soil and rubble and possibly even previously laid patio materials if the job is a replacement. This sort of work is apt to be hard going and will at the very least require the use of a skip.

A big advantage of having a specialist patio layer to hand, is that you can get reliable advice and tips about what's feasible with regards to your garden layout and available space. They might also offer suggestions about the best materials for the job. Ask them if you can check out photos of patios they have worked on in the area, this should offer you an insight into what might be viable in your garden space and what it might look like when it is finished.

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The Planning of The Project: You ought to speak to your patio specialist concerning certain matters that must be decided during the planning stage, for example: does it need to slope away from the house, are there any obstacles in the way that you need to consider such as (trees, drains etc), what is the perfect position for your patio, what patio materials are you using, does the area need levelling out, what is your patioed area to be used for, easy access to the patio, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed along with other matters which your Andover patio expert will point out.

This step of the patio project will include the extraction and disposal of surrounding debris and any existing paving waste, extraction of the topsoil layer to reach the more stable sub-soil, introduction of a hardcore material or sub-base and the subsequent pressing down and levelling of this material, covering using a bedding material such as sharp sand.

Laying the Paving: As soon as you've got a level, stable footing laid, the patio specialist can proceed with the laying the paving. Providing the groundwork has been properly done, this stage of the procedure ought to be reasonably simple and the patio you have dreamed about will rapidly take shape and shortly you should be gazing upon a marvelous garden space that you can enjoy and appreciate

Materials Used for Paving: You will find a vast variety of materials that you can use for building patios, amongst the most popular are: composite tiles, sandstone, slate, cobbles, setts, granite, concrete, slabs, bricks, gravel, asphalt, limestone and blocks.

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Andover: Patio or paving slabs are available in all manner of shapes and sizes, the prices can vary widely too. Which kind of slabs you use for your own patio could be influenced by your allowed budget, personal tastes, the need to match existing materials and current fashions. The most popular patio slabs laid in Andover nowadays are made from sandstone or concrete and these are readily available in garden centres and DIY outlets. Prices (at the time of writing) start from around £3 up to £15 although they are usually sold in packs or 20 or more.

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Patio Cleaning Andover: If you are building an entire new patio in Andover then you will most likely not be too worried about patio cleaning, though you will need to do this on a fairly regular basis so as to keep your new patio looking in the best possible shape. If you're adding to or extending a pre-existing patio then it might be a good idea to get those previously laid patio slabs cleaned up so that they match as closely as possible with the new patio slabs which are being laid. Usually the cleaning of patios is done by chemical cleaning or and local Andover patio cleaning contractors will probably offer both of those services. Professional cleaners use very high pressure equipment which is a lot better than the kind of jet washer you may have in your garden shed.

Flagstone Patios Andover: Of the varied materials that can be used for building a patio, flagstone is definitely one of the best. There are many reasons why you ought to think about this option for your new patio in Andover, such as the fact that flagstones come in a variety of subtle shades, plants can be grown in the gaps between the stones to soften the look, flagstone patios look more organic and natural, they can be laid dry to give a permeable surface, they have distinctive, irregular shapes and textures, they are ideal for "free form" patios and they are durable and long lasting. These types of patio have huge appeal largely because flagstones are naturally occurring stones which are quarried and cut from sandstone, slate, travertine, bluestone and limestone. (Tags: Flagstone Patios Andover, Natural Stone Patios Andover)

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Andover: A relatively recent invention which is mostly used for driveways in Andover, but can easily be adapted for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface is made up of a combination of coloured aggregate stones and resin which is mixed cold, on-site. The surface is permeable, enabling water to easily pass through it, preventing the flooding issues that often occur with paved areas. Resin bound patios are also easy to maintain, colour fast, UV stable, available in lots of colours, weed resistant, hardwearing, long lasting, slip resistant and attractive, they are furthermore incredibly adaptable and can incorporate customized logos and designs, making them suitable for commercial as well as private use. (Tags: Resin Driveways Andover, Resin Patios Andover)

Andover Patios - Issues: All through this site we've addressed some of the problems that can occur with an existing patio, but to reiterate, here are the main problems which are liable to occur with a patio: patio edgings collapsing, poor drainage, cracked or damaged patio slabs, slabs covered in lichen and moss, dirty patio slabs, stained patio slabs, weed growth in the joints, slabs which have become loose or unstable, trip hazards due to uneven slabs, sunken slabs.

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Driveway and Patio Sealing Andover: Applying sealer is a fantastic way to protect your patio, driveway, path or paved area in Andover and can be extremely effective for areas of block paving where the sand is often eroded from the joints whilst cleaning. Sealing helps prevent this damaging sand loss which can be a common issue when jetting in particular. This is not the only benefit of sealing which will also reduce the need for repairs in the future, inhibit the growth of grass, moss and weed, make the paved area easier and quicker to clean, improve the look and colour of your patio slabs or blocks, extend the life of your patio or driveway and avert staining. Pavement and patio sealers are waterproof and shouldn't blister or peel, various kinds are available on the market for different purposes including tarmac restorers, block paving sealants, imprinted concrete sealants and natural stone sealants. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Andover, Patio Sealing Andover)

Andover patio specialists can usually help you with the jet washing of patios in Andover, patios around trees and bushes in Andover, concrete slab patios in Andover, quotes for patios in Andover, the repair of patios in Andover, elaborate patio layouts in Andover, block paving patios in Andover, patios around ponds in Andover, patios around hot tubs in Andover, garden patios and terraces in Andover, patio refurbishment in Andover, stone slab patios in Andover and other patio related tasks in Andover, Hampshire.

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A few Andover areas covered by Andover patio layers: Clyde Court, St Thomas Close, Barton Close, Stoney Cross, Barrow Hill, Cross Lane, Tyne Court, Silchester Close, The Elms, Salmond Road, Sutcliffe Square, Augustine Way, Crawlboys Farm, Camelot Close, Bourne Park Estate, Church Farm Cottages, Sobers Square, Belmont Close, Turner Court, Deacon Road, South View Terrace, Turin Court, Tobruk Close, Cress Gardens, Dacre Close, Council Houses, Spray Leaze, Stanbury Road, Cachy Road.

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