Patios Woking

Woking Patio Layers: The moment the spring arrives each year many of us plan to spend much more time out in the fresh air and of course the garden (for the lucky ones that have one) is the most natural place for that to happen. After a long and rainy winter in Woking, your garden might be just a muddy mess, therefore laying down a fabulous new patio may be the answer to this issue. If you've already got a patio but it has become covered with weeds and out of level you will probably be contemplating having a new one laid down or perhaps just lifting and re-laying the old one if the patio slabs are still in a decent condition.

Though a smaller patio project may well be something that you could attempt on your own should you be used to that kind of work, it is most likely that you'll need to locate a competent Woking patio layer to carry out the project for you, particularly for more complex patios. It is not only the installing of your garden patio that you should look at but the removing and disposal of the resulting waste and the introduction of the required patio supplies.

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A reliable Woking patio contractor can advise you on what you may and may not have, suggest and supply the most suitable materials and work out a great patio design for you to suit your available space. Always ask for a sales brochure, any decent patio contractor will have a portfolio of patio jobs which they have previously finished in the Woking area. From this brochure you may be able to get a good idea of just what your job will be like when it is done, this will aid you to decide on your materials and design.

The Planning of Your Project: You might want to confer with your patio contractor regarding some things that should be decided in the planning stage, like: how easy will it be to access the patio, what patio materials are you planning to use, does the area need levelling out, do you need a gradient away from buildings, are there any obstacles in the way that you need to consider such as (drains, trees etc), what is your patioed area to be used for, what's the perfect position for your patio, the accurate measuring of the area to be patioed as well as other matters that your Woking patio layer will explain.

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Preparation of the Area: This stage of the patio project includes the extraction and disposal of surrounding debris and any old paving waste, digging up of topsoil to get down to the firmer sub-soil, introduction of a sub-base or hardcore and the resulting levelling and compacting of this material, covering with a bedding material such as sharp sand.

Paving the Area: When the area has all been got ready the patio contractor will commence putting down the slabs, how this level proceeds will depend upon the types of materials you have picked, and will be relatively uncomplicated if the surface preparation was done properly and the final base is level and stable.

Patio Edgings Woking: Depending on the planned style and layout of the patio, you might be able to add an attractive edging which really gives a patio that professional finish. You can buy numerous types of edgings for patios, although they won't all be suitable for your particular patio finish, so choose carefully if you opt to go for an edging. You could pick a contoured stone edging, a kerbstone edging, a low brick wall edging, a brick/blockwork edging or a coping stone edging. Talk to your Woking patio layer regarding the options and find out what they consider will look best with your patio. They will probably have images of patio edgings they've used on jobs previously.

Materials Used for Paving: You will find a broad selection of materials that may be used for building patios and terraces, amongst the most widely used are: sandstone, concrete, asphalt, cobbles, composite blocks, bricks, gravel, limestone, setts, slate, granite, slabs and blocks.

Patio Cleaning Woking

Patio Cleaning Woking: If you are building a whole new patio in Woking then you'll most likely not be currently thinking about patio cleaning, though you'll need to do this regularly so as to keep your new patio looking in the best possible condition. If you're adding to or extending a pre-existing patio area then you may want to have those old patio slabs properly cleaned so that they match the newly laid slabs as closely as possible. Normally patio cleaning is done by chemical cleaning or jet washing and local Woking patio cleaning companies will probably provide both of those services. Professionals use very high pressure equipment that is a lot better than the type of jet washer that you might have in your garage or shed.

Patio Re-Grouting Woking

Patio Grouting Woking: With old, pre-existing patios one of the key issues is with crumbling and cracked joints or grouting. If this is the case with yours then the patio area will look awful and no doubt have grass and weeds establishing themselves between the slabs. You could use weedkiller to relieve this issue or saturate the weeds with boiling water which is an outstanding solution to get rid of weeds without chemicals. Re-doing the grout is not simple and the hardest task is to get rid of the existing grout which is probably going to be a sand and cement mix. If your patio slabs are loose and unstable there is little point repairing the joints since it will not solve the problem, and you actually need to have the whole patio re-done. If the slabs are reasonably secure you can go ahead and rake out the damaged mortar with a hammer and bolster, a patio knife or even better a diamond tipped blade in an angle grinder. Give the entire area a really good cleanup when you are done and re-joint the slabs using a polymeric or resin grout. Some are applied using the wet slurry process while others use a dry brush-in system. Most specialist patio layers in Woking will happily do patio repointing, so contact one near you to get a quote.

Resin Bound Patios Woking: A more modern invention which is mostly used for driveways in Woking, but can easily be used for patios is the resin bound process. A resin bound surface comprises a mixture of aggregate stones and resin which is mixed cold, on-site. The finished surface is permeable, permitting water to pass through it, reducing the flooding issues that may arise with paved patios. Resin bound patios are also available in lots of colours, colour fast, easy to maintain, slip resistant, UV stable, long lasting, hardwearing, weed resistant and attractive, they are in addition very adaptive and can readily incorporate customized designs and logos, making them perfect for commercial as well as residential use.

Patio Sealing Woking: Applying sealer is the ideal way to preserve your paved area, patio, path or driveway in Woking and can be extremely beneficial for block paved areas where the sand joints can be eroded whilst cleaning. Sealing inhibits this damaging sand loss which can be a regular issue when jetting in particular. This isn't the sole benefit of sealing which should also improve the colour and look of your paving slabs or blocks, lengthen the life of your patio or driveway, make the paved area quicker and easier to clean, reduce the need for future repairs, prevent weed, moss and grass growth and prevent staining. Patio and driveway sealers are waterproof and don't peel or blister, various types are available for different materials including imprinted concrete sealants, tarmac restorers, block paving sealants and natural stone sealants. (Tags: Driveway Sealing Woking, Patio Sealing Woking)

Patio Furniture Woking: When you've finished your patio you will need to buy some patio furniture to complement your newly created outside space. There's plenty to think about when purchasing patio furniture and you should spend the same amount of time time over this part of the process as you would in obtaining furniture for the interior of your home. Throughout the summer months you'll likely spend more time lounging on your patio area as you do indoors, so getting this right is important. Don't just pack in as much furniture as you can, you should use the space carefully. It might be a neat idea to continue the colour scheme through from the interior to the exterior of the house, this helps to preserve the flow of the space.

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