Eight stages of laying paving slabs

Base Preparation

1. First, carefully prepare the base. To properly conduct such work, it is necessary to take into account the service life and the appearance that you are counting on. You need to start with a trench, the bottom of which you want to align. Most often this is done using a roller, but the ideal option is a specialized machine. If no other solution is suitable, you can take a vibrating plate that will cope with the task. Manual compaction is too time consuming and inefficient. The depth of the trench depends on the purpose of the paved area and, accordingly, the thickness of the sidewalk, as well as from the layers laid under the slabs. In addition, it is necessary that the compacted bottom of the trench accurately reproduces the angle we need.

Bookmark base layers

2. The next stage is the tab of the base layers.Under a floor tile for surfaces on which there is a movement (approaches to houses, parking or roads), a layer of rubble is most often laid. It is carefully tamped with a vibrating plate. If the load is expected not only in the form of passenger cars, but also in the form of heavy machinery, this layer should be even thicker.

Landing Area Marking

3. Next you need to mark the landing zone, if it is planned. The pedestals are best suited for concrete. It is necessary to highlight the sidewalks and flower beds that will pass through the land.

Surface compacting

4. After laying the curbs compact the surface. The base layers under the plates are compacted three times, each time separately.

Preparation of the substrate

5. Finally, an upper layer is prepared under the soil with a very fine material, practically sand. This layer does not mix with concrete, which makes it easier to disassemble the structure in case of additional need for analysis. In addition, without this measure, tiles in winter couldSplit in the cold, as the concrete expands into frost. This thin layer needs to be smoothed, maintaining a uniform distribution of the material. Of the first five stages of tiling, the process of preparing the substrate is the most laborious. Laying the sidewalk in comparison with him is child's play. The only case in which this stage is different is the laying of a natural stone.

Installation of the pavement

6. Installation of the sidewalk begins with the lowest point of the laid surface. From here comes the upward movement. Standard tiles can be easily assembled into any patterns. Only in the case of atypical sizes can we resort to the deformation of the pavement. You should do it yourself only if you have experience.

General recommendations

7. If the pavement is already laid, it is covered with dust, especially with regard to the seams at the joints between the tiles. To put this zone in order, it is enough to periodically use a broom. During laying, all tiles must be clean and must be dry, so there is no work after the rain.

The final stage

8.The last step is to seal over the entire surface with a vibrating plate. During final processing, a protective sleeve should be worn on the plate so as not to damage the sidewalk.

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