Patio Layers Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent Patio Layers (ST1): As the spring arrives each year many of us dream of spending much more time outdoors and of course the garden is the most natural place to achieve this. After a wet and dismal winter in Stoke-on-Trent, your garden is likely to be a bit of a quagmire, so the installation of a splendid new patio would be the obvious solution to make the garden more functional. If you do currently have a patio but it has become out of level and overrun with weeds you could possibly be contemplating having a new one or perhaps just lifting and re-laying the existing one if the slabs are still in a good state of repair.

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While a small patio project may be a job that you could accomplish yourself if you're used to that sort of undertaking, it is more likely to be the case that you'll need to hire a specialist Stoke-on-Trent patio layer to complete the project for you, especially for larger and more complicated patios. It is not merely the installation of your garden patio that you must look at but the removing and disposal of the resulting waste matter and the introduction of the required patio supplies. You also need to bear in mind that laying patios is fairly heavy work, especially if your existing slabs are concreted in position. A big patio slab with a layer of concrete on is likely to be pretty weighty, therefore you should at the very least enlist someone to help you lift these, if you decide to go it alone.

The bonus of having a knowledgeable patio installer around, is that you can get expert advice about what might and might not be possible in respect of your garden layout and available space. They might also give suggestions about the recommended materials for the job. Ask if you can see a few images of patios they have previously worked on in the area, this should offer you a notion of what is practical for your back garden and how it could look when it is done.

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Planning The Project: You really should discuss with your chosen patio specialist concerning certain factors that have to be decided in the planning stage, for example: what is the perfect position for your patio, access to the patio, does the area need to be levelled, do you require it to slope away from the house, what materials are you using, what is the patioed area going to be used for, the measuring the area to be patioed, are there any obstacles to consider such as (manholes, trees etc) as well as other matters that your Stoke-on-Trent patio contractor will explain.

Getting the Area Ready: This step of the patio project will include the stripping and disposal of surface debris and any existing paving waste, digging up of the topsoil layer to reach the firmer sub-soil, introduction of a hardcore material or sub-base and the resulting compacting and levelling of this material, covering using a bedding layer such as sharp sand.

The Final Paving: When the area has all been prepared your patio builder will commence laying the slabs, exactly how this process proceeds depends upon the types of materials you have picked, and should be quite uncomplicated if the surface preparation was done properly and the resulting base is solid and flat.

Patio Edgings Stoke-on-Trent: Although it will depend on the layout and style of your patio, you might possibly be able to incorporate a stylish edging which will really finish the job off nicely. There are many types of patio edging, although they won't all be suited to your particular patio finish, so choose the right product if you decide to go for an edging. You could pick a contoured stone edging, a blockwork/brick edging, a coping stone edging, a short brick wall edging or a rounded kerbstone edging. Ask your Stoke-on-Trent patio installer regarding the options and what they think will best go with your patio. They might have photos of patio edgings they have used on other projects.

Materials for Paving: There's a diverse assortment of materials that you may use for building a garden patio, among the most widely used are: slabs, setts, concrete, asphalt, bricks, granite, sandstone, limestone, cobbles, composite tiles, slate, gravel and blocks.

Driveway Installation Stoke-on-Trent: When you are getting a nice new patio laid you may also decide to freshen up your driveway as well. Many patio builders in Stoke-on-Trent will also be prepared to tackle this task for you, and it may be better to do this simultaneously so you only generate one lot of mess and you will be able to use the same skip for your removal of waste. This of course will depend on your budget and whether or not it will extend to this additional work, however it is certainly worth looking at.

Hard Landscaping Stoke-on-Trent: Driveways, pathways and patios can all be grouped under the umbrella term of "hard landscaping", which quite simply refers to any type of garden design and architecture made from construction materials, in contrast to plant related materials such as grass, shrubs and trees, which are generally called "soft landscaping". To a degree garden furniture could also be termed as "hard landscaping". (Tags: Hard Landscaping Stoke-on-Trent)

Patio Grouting Stoke-on-Trent: With existing patios one of the main issues is with cracked and crumbling grouting or joints. If this is the case with yours then your patio will look very messy and doubtless have weeds and grass establishing themselves in between the slabs. You could use weedkiller to alleviate this issue or pour boiling water on the weeds which is a superb non-chemical solution to kill weeds. Repairing the grout can be a big job and the toughest task is to remove the old grout which is probably going to be a sand and cement mix. If the paving slabs are loose and rocking re-doing the joints is pointless because it won't make much difference, and you really need to get the whole thing re-done. If the slabs are pretty firm you can go ahead and hook out the damaged mortar using a patio knife, a hammer and bolster or better still a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the whole area a really good clean-up once you're done and re-joint the slabs using a resin or polymeric grout. Some of these use a dry brush-in technique and others are applied using the wet slurry method. Most professional patio layers in Stoke-on-Trent will do patio repointing, so speak to one near you to get a quote. (Tags: Patio Grouting Stoke-on-Trent, Patio Re-Grouting Stoke-on-Trent)

Resin Bound Patios and Driveways Stoke-on-Trent: A more modern innovation which is predominately used for creating driveways in Stoke-on-Trent, but can equally be adapted for patios is the resin bound technique. A resin bound surface is made up of a combination of resin and coloured aggregate stones which can be mixed cold, on-site. The resulting surface is permeable, enabling water to easily pass through it, preventing most of the flooding problems that can occur with paved areas. Resin bound patios are also durable, long lasting, easy to maintain, slip resistant, available in lots of colours, colour fast, UV stable, weed resistant and attractive, they are furthermore very adaptable and can incorporate customized logos and designs, making them suitable for business as well as private use.

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Patio Sealing Stoke-on-Trent: Sealing is the perfect way to protect your paved area, driveway, path or patio in Stoke-on-Trent and can be especially beneficial for areas of block paving where the sand joints can easily be eroded while cleaning. Sealing prevents this frustrating sand loss which is a typical issue when pressure washing in particular. This is by no means the sole benefit of sealing which should also lengthen the life of your driveway or patio, make the area easier and quicker to clean, reduce the necessity for repairs, prevent staining, restrict weed, moss and grass growth and improve the colour and look of your paving blocks or slabs. Patio and driveway sealers are waterproof and don't blister or peel, various kinds are available for different materials including tarmac restorers, block paving sealers, natural stone sealers and imprinted concrete sealers. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Stoke-on-Trent, Patio Sealing Stoke-on-Trent)

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A recent browse on the web for "patio layers Stoke-on-Trent" delivered the following results: A&A Landscaping & Groundworks Ltd ST10 2PN, A Parr Landscape Services Ltd ST6 5QG, New Age Paving Ltd ST4 5RL.

A few Stoke-on-Trent streets served by Stoke-on-Trent patio layers: Bambury Street, Balliol Street, Belmont Road, Tomfields, Castlefield Street, Tarporley Grove, The Parkway, Toney Place, Silvermine Close, Alma Close, Bank Top Avenue, Silver Street, Barnfield, Deanscroft Way, The Bunting, Barbrook Avenue, Barleyford Drive, Shirebrook Close, Beechfields, Chester Road, Sackville Street, Scott Road, Danehill Grove, Dellwood Grove, The Mead, Talsarn Grove, Barber Drive, Belsay Close, Denham Square.

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