Laying patio but need to build up height first
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ritajb24
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Laying patio but need to build up height first

by ritajb24 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:54 pm

Have area 16ftx9ft already dug out with gravel laid as a patio. Want to lay paving slabs but area not high enough. Can I fill it with scalpings to build it up then lay ballast with cement mixture on top instead of sharp sand to lay slabs on and water in

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Re: Laying patio but need to build up height first

by stoneyboy » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:32 pm

Hi ritajb24
Yes you can use scalpings but compact it.
Use a sharp sand mix to lay the slabs on ballast will be useless for getting the levels right.
Regards S

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Re: Laying patio but need to build up height first

by ritajb24 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:02 am

Thanks for that info , much appreciated S

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