Patio Layers Potters Bar

Potters Bar Patio Layers (EN6): As soon as springtime arrives every year most of you start thinking about spending a lot more time outdoors and of course the garden is the most common place for that to occur. After a wet and gloomy winter in Potters Bar, your garden may be a bit too muddy to do much, therefore putting down a brand new patio would be the obvious answer to make the garden usable. If you've already got a patio but it is starting to get out of level and covered with weeds you could possibly be wondering about getting a new one laid or perhaps getting the old one re-laid if the slabs are still usable.

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Although a small patio project might be something that you could accomplish by yourself if you are conversant with that type of undertaking, it is more likely to be the case that you will want to employ the services of a professional Potters Bar patio layer to carry out the project for you, especially for more substantial patios. It is not only the laying of your garden patio that you must consider but also the removing and disposal of the resulting waste plus the introduction of the new patio supplies. It's also wise bear in mind that installing patios can be quite heavy work, particularly if your existing slabs were bedded in concrete. A large paving slab with a layer of concrete on it can be pretty heavy, therefore at the very least ask someone to assist you in lifting these, should you opt to do-it-yourself.

A bonus of having a qualified patio layer around, is that you can get tips and advice about what is possible with regard to your garden layout. They might also offer thoughts on the recommended materials to complete the job. Ask them if you can view photos of patios they have previously done in Potters Bar, this will offer you an idea about what might be practical for your back garden and what it might look like when it's completed.

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Before work commences, you'll have to talk about some things with the patio contractor. This would be basically the project planning phase and is important if your final patio is going to be what you wanted. This preliminary discussion must cover such topics as are there any trees or drains in the way, where a skip can be positioned, the need for site levelling, the exact location of the patio, and what type of slabs will be used.

Properly preparing the area where your patio is to be located is crucial if the completed patio is to be worthy of your efforts. This phase includes excavating and removing the topsoil to an appropriate level, shoveling on a 50 to 80mm layer of hardcore, compacting this down with a wacker plate and finally spreading on a 25mm layer of sharp sand.

The Laying of the Paving: When you have a stable and flat foundation laid, the patio contractor can press on with the laying the paving slabs. Providing the preparation of the area has been done properly, this step of the project should prove to be fairly easy and the patio of your dreams will quickly take shape and you should soon have a splendid outside feature where you can relax and entertain

Patio Edging Potters Bar: Dependant upon the planned style and layout of your patio, you might possibly be able to incorporate an edging which will really give your patio a nice finish. You can purchase numerous kinds of edgings for patios, although they won't all be suited to your particular patio finish, so choose the right product if you decide to go with an edging. You could pick a wavy stone edging, a kerbstone edging, a short brick wall edging, a blockwork/brick edging or a coping stone edging. Check with your Potters Bar patio installer regarding the options and find out what they consider will go best with your patio. They may have pictures of patio edgings they have used on past jobs.

Materials for Paving: You can find a broad variety of materials which you can use for building a garden patio, among the most popular are: setts, granite, slate, composite materials, asphalt, slabs, cobbles, gravel, bricks, sandstone, concrete, limestone and blocks.

Patio Slabs/Paving Slabs Potters Bar: Patio or paving slabs come in all sizes and shapes, the prices can differ widely as well. Which type of slabs you choose for your own patio may be influenced by personal tastes, whether you need to match pre-existing materials, your planned budget and current fashions. The most popular patio slabs used in Potters Bar gardens nowadays are made of concrete or sandstone and these can easily be purchased in local DIY merchants and garden centres. Prices (at the time of writing) range from about £3 up to £15 each though they can be sold in packs or twenty or more.

Hard Landscaping Potters Bar: Pathways, patios and driveways are all described by the umbrella term of "hard landscaping", which in essence refers to any type of garden design and architecture made of construction materials, in contrast to plant related materials like trees, shrubs and grasses, which are generally referred to as "soft landscaping". In many instances garden furniture could also be described as "hard landscaping".

Patio Cleaning Potters Bar

Patio Cleaning Potters Bar: If you are building a complete new patio in Potters Bar then you'll probably not be currently concerned about patio cleaning, though you'll need to do this fairly regularly in order to keep your new patio in tip top condition. If you are extending or adding onto a pre-existing patio then you might want to have the old patio slabs properly cleaned so that they match as closely as possible to the new patio slabs which are being laid. Mostly patio cleaning is done by jet washing or chemical cleaning and most local Potters Bar patio cleaning firms will probably provide both of those services. Professional cleaners use exceptionally high pressure equipment that is a lot better than the sort of jet washer that many people have in their shed.

Patio Re-Grouting Potters Bar

Patio Grouting Potters Bar: With existing patios one of the chief issues is with cracked joints or grouting. If this occurs the patio area can look messy and doubtless have grass and weeds growing up between the slabs. You can continually use weedkiller to ease this issue or saturate the weeds with boiling water which is a fantastic non-chemical technique to eradicate weeds. Re-doing the grouting isn't easy and the toughest thing is to rake out the old grout which is most likely a cement and sand mix. If the slabs are loose and moving re-doing the joints is pointless as it will not make much difference, and you actually need to have the whole patio re-slabbed. If your slabs are relatively secure and stable you can go ahead and hook out the old mortar using a hammer and bolster, a patio knife or better still an angle grinder fitted with a diamond tipped blade. Give the entire area a good clean-up once you're finished 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. Most specialist patio layers in Potters Bar will help you with patio repointing, so contact one near you to get an estimate.

Resin Bound Driveways and Patios Potters Bar: A more recent invention which is primarily used for driveways in Potters Bar, but can effectively be adapted for patios is the resin bound system. A resin bound surface is made up of a mixture of resin and coloured aggregate stones which is mixed on-site, cold. The resulting surface is permeable, enabling rain water to pass through it, preventing some of the flooding problems that occasionally occur with paved patios. Resin bound patios are also attractive, hardwearing, available in lots of colours, colour fast, UV stable, non-slip, weed resistant, relatively maintenance free and long lasting, they're additionally incredibly adaptable and can incorporate customized logos and designs, making them perfect for commercial as well as home use.

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Driveway and Patio Sealing Potters Bar: Applying sealer is a good way to preserve your driveway, patio, paved area or path in Potters Bar and is especially effective for block paved areas where the sand can easily be eroded from the joints while cleaning. Sealing inhibits this damaging sand loss that's a regular issue when pressure washing in particular. This is not the only benefit of sealing which will also enhance the colour and look of your paving blocks or slabs, make the paved area easier and quicker to clean, restrict moss, weed and grass growth, prolong the lifespan of your patio or driveway, prevent staining and reduce the necessity for repairs. Patio and pavement sealers are water resistant and shouldn't blister or peel, various products can be bought for different purposes including tarmac sealers, block paving sealants, imprinted concrete sealers and natural stone sealants. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Potters Bar, Patio Sealing Potters Bar)

Artificial Lawns Potters Bar

Artificial Lawns Potters Bar: Something that you may wish to look at instead of a paved patio is artificial grass, which is similarly long lasting and low maintenance and can be installed considerably more cheaply than a paved patio and with less mess and disruption. Artificial grass looks similar to genuine grass, both from a distance and close up, but it doesn't grow and never needs mowing. If you are searching for a cost effective solution for your precious outside space in Potters Bar, then artificial grass might be just the perfect alternative for you. Too much stone and concrete can look very stark in your garden, the natural green colour of artificial grass is easier on the eye and much more calming. The cost of artificial grass in Potters Bar is approximately the same as cheap quality paving slabs but less than half the price of high end paving slabs.

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