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Laying a patio

Postby MarkComer » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:59 am

I would welcome direction.
I am planning to lay a patio using 600 x 600 flag stones and I need to establish if it would be ok to put the stones on to a dry mix of sharp sand & cement which in turn would be placed straight on to a compacted clay base.
The patio would be for light foot traffic only.... Would this base this be enough to prevent movement of the slabs?
Any advice is welcomed.

Many thanks

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Postby welsh brickie » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:50 pm

its best to use (hardcore) first, 50mm thick, will do and compact the ground, then your sand and cement, but it must be a minimum of 75mm and not a dry mix, if you can make a fist with it, and it holds its form in your hand, that's the right consistency
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