Patios Livingston

Livingston Patio Layers (EH53): As soon as the spring appears each year most people start to think about spending a lot more time outside and of course the garden (for the lucky ones that have one) is the most obvious place to achieve this. After a wet and windy winter in Livingston, your garden could be a bit of a quagmire, therefore the installation of an attractive new patio would be the best answer to this. If you've already got a patio but it has become out of level and covered with weeds you might well be contemplating having a new one built or perhaps just lifting and re-laying the old one if the paving slabs are still sound and fit for purpose.

Though a smaller patio project is perhaps something that you could complete on your own if you are keen on that kind of undertaking, it is likely that you'll want to locate a skilled Livingston patio layer to complete the project on your behalf, particularly for bigger and more complex patios. It is not merely the installing of your garden patio you must think about but the removal and disposal of the waste plus the introduction of the required patio supplies. You should keep in mind that building patios can be quite back-breaking work, especially if your old patio was concreted in place. A big patio slab with a lump of concrete on it can be pretty weighty, so at the very least find someone to help you lift these, if you elect to go it alone.

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A skilled Livingston patio contractor will be able to give you advice on exactly what you should and shouldn't have, suggest and order suitable materials and produce an awesome patio design for you to sit nicely in your available space. Ask for a brochure, most decent patio layers will have a portfolio of patio jobs that they've recently accomplished in the Livingston area. By seeing this brochure you may be able to get a good idea of precisely what your job will be like when it is done, this will help you to determine your design and materials.

Project Planning: It is important to confer with your patio layer regarding certain things which must be decided in the planning stage, such as: how easy will it be to access the patio, what materials are you using, are there any obstacles in the way (drains, trees etc), what is your patio area to be used for, does the area need levelling, do you require a gradient away from the house, what is the perfect position for your patio, the measuring the area to be patioed and also other concerns which your Livingston patio contractor will point out.

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Area Preparation: This phase of the patio project will include the removing and disposal of surface debris and any existing paving waste, digging up of the topsoil layer to reach the firmer sub-soil, putting in of a hardcore material or sub-base and the subsequent levelling and pressing down of this material, overlaying with a bedding layer for instance sharp sand.

Laying the Paving: When the area has all been got ready your patio contractor will begin putting down the slabs, precisely how this process proceeds will depend upon the type of material you opted for, and might be reasonably uncomplicated so long as the ground preparation was done correctly and the resulting base is flat and stable.

Paving Materials: You will find a wide variety of materials which may be used for building a patio, amongst the most popular are: bricks, slate, sandstone, asphalt, granite, concrete, cobbles, composite materials, limestone, setts, slabs, gravel and blocks.

Patio Edging Livingston: Depending on the layout and style of the patio, you may possibly be able to feature a stylish edging which will really finish the job off nicely. There are numerous types of patio edging, although they'll not all be appropriate for your particular patio finish, so make sure you choose carefully if you opt to go for an edging. You could pick a coping stone edging, a wavy stone edging, a brick/blockwork edging, a kerbstone edging or a low brick wall edging. Ask your Livingston patio layer about the available options and find out what they believe will go best with your style of patio. They will probably have pictures of patio edgings they have used in the past.

Patio Ideas LivingstonPatio Ideas Livingston: The number of layout and design ideas which can be applied to a patio are endless and unless you're quite good at designing things you should seek advice from a local Livingston patio design specialist or landscaper if you are considering something complicated. You might prefer to keep it simple with a plain square or rectangular shape on one level or you might merge split levels and different shapes to give your patio more character or fit in with a sloped garden for instance. Custom patios can be costly so keep a check on your budget at all times and if you're aiming for a cheap patio, keep to a simple design. Specific aspects of your patio are going to be dependent upon the shape of your garden and the space that's available, if you've got limited space your alternatives will be somewhat restricted. Your local Livingston patio specialist will give you advice on the best way to proceed. A few patio ideas that may give you inspiration include: a patterned concrete patio, a flagstone patio, a split-level patio, a free form patio, a block paved patio, a mosaic patio or a circular patio. Have a look around Pinterest or Google Images to get more creative ideas.

Paving Slabs/Patio Slabs Livingston: Paving slabs or patio slabs are available in all manner of shapes and sizes, their prices can vary widely too. What type of slabs you select for your patio may be dependant upon whether you need to match pre-existing materials, your budget, current fashions and personal tastes. The most popular patio slabs laid in Livingston gardens these days are made of concrete or sandstone and these are readily available in local DIY outlets and garden centres. Prices (in 2018) start from around £3 up to £15 though they're often sold in packs or twenty or more. Typical sizes are: 300x300mm, 450x450mm and 600x600mm, the thickness can vary from 22-38mm.

Hard Landscaping Livingston: Pathways, patios and driveways all come under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping", which primarily refers to any type of garden architecture and design which uses construction materials, rather than plant based materials like trees, grass and shrubs, which are normally known as "soft landscaping". To a certain degree garden furniture may also be described as "hard landscaping".

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Patio Grouting Livingston: With old patios one of the main issues is with cracked joints or grouting. If this happens your patio area may look a mess and likely have grass and weeds poking up between the slabs. You could continually use weedkiller to alleviate the annoying problem or pour boiling water on the weeds which is an excellent non-chemical technique to kill weeds. Repairing the grouting is not simple and the hardest task is to get rid of the existing grout which is most likely a cement and sand mortar. If the patio slabs are loose and moving there is no point re-doing the joints as it will not have much effect, and you actually need to have the whole thing re-done. If your slabs are reasonably stable and secure you can hook out the old mortar by utilizing a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or better still a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the entire area a good cleanup once you are done and re-grout the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some of these are applied using the wet slurry process while others use a dry brush-in technique. (Tags: Patio Grouting Livingston, Patio Re-Grouting Livingston)

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Livingston: A more recent innovation which is mainly used for creating driveways in Livingston, but can effectively 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 on-site, cold. The surface is permeable, allowing water to easily pass through it, reducing the flooding problems that can sometimes occur with paved areas. Resin bound patios and driveways are also available in different colours, easy to maintain, long lasting, UV stable, colour fast, slip resistant, attractive, weed resistant and durable, they are in addition extremely adaptive and can easily incorporate bespoke logos and designs, making them ideal for commercial as well as residential use.

Livingston Patios - Problems: All through this site we have addressed many of the issues that can occur with a pre-existing patio, but to summarize, here are the chief issues that are likely to arise with a patio: dirty patio slabs, trip hazards, slabs covered in lichen and moss, unstable or loose slabs, poor drainage, the staining of patio slabs, collapsed patio edgings, cracked or damaged patio slabs, sunken patio slabs, weed growth in the joints.

Driveway and Patio Sealing Livingston: Applying sealer is the ideal way to preserve your patio, path, driveway or paved area in Livingston and is very beneficial for areas of block paving where the sand joints can be eroded whilst cleaning. Sealing stops this irksome loss of sand that's a typical problem when power jetting in particular. This isn't the sole benefit of sealing which can also lengthen the life of your patio or driveway, reduce the necessity for repairs, enhance the look and colour of your paving slabs or blocks, prevent unsightly staining, make the paved area easier and quicker to clean and restrict the growth of weed, moss and grass. Pavement and patio sealants are waterproof and shouldn't peel or blister, various kinds are available on the market for different materials including natural stone sealers, block paving sealants, tarmac sealers and imprinted concrete sealants. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Livingston, Patio Sealing Livingston)

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