Patio Layers Ewell

Ewell Patio Layers (KT17): If you intend to take full advantage of the space in your garden and enjoy much longer out of doors, having a patio put in is a good way to achieve this. Now, if you're going to have a patio you'll want the task to be done in a professional way, or else it will likely cause trouble in time and ultimately you will be compelled to get the whole thing redone.

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Though a modest patio project may be something you could carry out yourself if you're confident in that sort of work, it is likely that you will need to get a specialist Ewell patio layer to carry out the job for you, particularly for larger and more complex patios. It is not merely the installing of your garden patio that you should think about but also the removing and disposal of the waste materials and the introduction of new patio materials. You also need to keep in mind that laying patios is heavy work, particularly if your old slabs were fixed with concrete. A big paving slab with a chunk of concrete on is going to be extremely weighty, therefore you should at the very least find someone to help you lift these, should you choose to tackle it yourself.

The big benefit to having a professional patio installer on hand, is that you're able to get information about what is and is not practical in light of your layout and space. They might also offer guidance on the most suitable materials to do the job. Ask them if you can see a few images of patios they've worked on in Ewell, this may offer you an understanding of what may be possible for your garden and what it could look like when it's finished.

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Project Planning: You really should consult with your patio specialist with regards to certain things which should be decided during the planning stage, like: does the area need levelling out, the measuring the area to be patioed, does it need to slope away from the property, what is the perfect position for your patio, how easy will it be to access the patio, what is the patio area going to be used for, what materials are you planning to use, are there any obstacles in the way (manholes, trees etc) and also other factors which your Ewell patio contractor will highlight.

The proper preparing of the area where your patio is to be placed is important if the completed patio is to be worthy of your efforts. Such preparation will include scooping out soil to an appropriate level, adding a 50 to 80mm layer of hardcore, compacting this down with a compacting plate and spreading on a final covering of sharp sand.

Paving the Area: After you've got a level, robust footing laid down, the patio specialist will be able to move on to the laying of the slabs. Provided the area preparation has been done correctly, this step of the project will be relatively simple and the patio you have dreamed about will rapidly start to take shape and shortly you will be gazing upon a splendid garden feature where you can sit out and enjoy the fresh air

Patio Edging EwellPatio Edging Ewell: Dependant upon the planned layout and style of the patio, you might be able to put in a complimentary edging which really finishes a patio off nicely. There are several types of edgings for patios, although they won't all be appropriate for your specific patio finish, so make sure you choose carefully if you opt to go for an edging. You could pick a contoured stone edging, a low brick wall edging, a blockwork/brick edging, a kerbstone edging or a coping stone edging. Ask your Ewell patio installer about the options and what they believe will go best with your style of patio. They could have photos of patio edgings they have used in the past.

Paving Materials: There are a wide assortment of materials that may be used for building patios and terraces, among the most popular are: cobbles, limestone, bricks, granite, concrete, composite tiles, setts, slabs, asphalt, sandstone, slate, gravel and blocks.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Ewell: Paving slabs or patio slabs come in all manner of sizes and shapes, the prices can differ widely too. Which sort of slabs you select for your own patio might be influenced by current trends, whether you need to match existing materials, your budget and personal taste. The favourite patio slabs laid in Ewell gardens these days are made from concrete or sandstone and these are readily available in garden centres and DIY stores. Prices (at the time of writing) range from approximately £3 up to £15 each though they can be sold in bulk packs.

Driveways Ewell: When you are getting a nice new patio laid you may also need to replace your driveway as well. Many patio builders in Ewell will also handle this task for you, and it might be advantageous to get it done simultaneously so you only generate one lot of mess and you will be able to use just one skip for your waste removal. This will of course depend upon your budget and whether or not it will stretch to this extra work, but it's definitely worth taking into consideration.

Patio Re-Grouting Ewell

Patio Grouting Ewell: With old, pre-existing patios one of the chief problems is with cracked and crumbling grouting or joints. If this happens the patio may look untidy and no doubt have weeds and grass sprouting up between the slabs. You can use weedkiller to relieve this issue or dowse the weeds with boiling water which is a great way to kill weeds without chemicals. Replacing the grout is not simple and the hardest job is to rake out the old grout which is most likely a cement and sand mix. If the paving slabs are loose and moving it is pointless replacing the joints since it is unlikely to make much difference, and you really need to get the entire patio re-slabbed. If the slabs are relatively stable you can press on and rake out the damaged mortar by utilizing a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or even better a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the whole area a really good clean-up once you're done and re-grout the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some of these are applied using the wet slurry method while others use a dry brush-in technique. (Tags: Patio Grouting Ewell, Patio Re-Grouting Ewell)

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Ewell: A more modern innovation that is mostly used for creating driveways in Ewell, but can effectively be adapted for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface comprises a combination of resin and coloured aggregate stones which is mixed on-site, cold. The finished surface is permeable, permitting rain water to pass through it, avoiding most of the surface water issues that often arise with paved areas. Resin bound patios are also long lasting, UV stable, relatively maintenance free, colour fast, weed resistant, available in a variety of colours, durable, slip resistant and attractive, they are furthermore incredibly adaptive and can readily incorporate custom designs and logos, making them suitable for business as well as home use.

Ewell Patios - Issues: Throughout this site we have covered several of the problems that can affect a pre-existing patio, but to summarize, here are the main issues which are likely to arise with a patio: slabs which have become unstable or loose, poor drainage for rainwater, slabs covered in lichen, algae and moss, weed growth in the joints, cracked or damaged slabs, the staining of patio slabs, dirty patio slabs, patio edgings collapsing, trip hazards due to uneven slabs, sunken slabs.

Artificial Grass Ewell

Artificial Grass Ewell: Something that you might want to consider rather than a patio is artificial grass, which is equally low maintenance, long lasting but can be done more cheaply than a paved patio and with less mess. Artificial grass looks similar to genuine grass, both close up and from afar, but it never has to be mowed and doesn't grow. If you're on the lookout for a cost effective solution for your precious outside space in Ewell, then artificial grass may just be the alternative for you. Excessive stone and concrete can give a very dull appearance to your garden, the natural green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and much more soothing. The cost of artificial grass in Ewell is on a par with the cheapest quality paving but less than half the price of high end patio slabs.

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