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DIY Paving

Smooth Paving Stone - Linen 400 x 400 Pool Pavers

Lay Paving Like A Pro

Pavers are a great option if you want to increase your home’s wow factor. You can use pavers in many different ways and they will make any area in your home aesthetically pleasing. Pavers come in a variety of different styles and believe it or not, they don’t necessarily need to be installed by a professional as they are not that hard to install as you might think. There are just a few things that you need to keep in mind so that you don’t run into any problems.

Tips to remember to ensure a good paving job:

  • Use string lines where possible
  • Ensure you lay the grain running the same way
  • When laying pavers, work off as many pallets as possible (three or more). This will allow you to evenly blend the product
  • There is no such thing as too much drainage
  • When laying up a hill, start at the bottom and sand in as you go. This will help avoid lines shifting with gravity
  • Always use coarse washed river sand or similar bedding sand for paving projects
  • The steel strap and screed method of preparing sand for laying is most effective
  • Imagine the finished product. Ensure you order everything you need at once and set aside an allowance for breakages and cutting

“What you do when you start the job will guarantee a better-looking job when you finish.”

Jason Hodges

Ever wondered how a stunning DIY paving is done? Check out the video to see how easy it is to transform an area in your home into a wonderful and functional space.

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