Pave with natural stone - how it works

Pave with natural stone - how it works


Ancient sites have natural stone paving.

To pave successfully with natural stones

  1. You want to get a nice viable, level paved surface. For this you first meet a few preparations. It is important that you provide for frost protection layer, which should have a grain size of 0-32 and is below the pavement surface. This protective layer should be about 20 to 30 cm thick and have a small inclination. You will need to dig the ground and then fill the antifreeze material. You also compress this layer with a special vibrating plate so no later subsidence caused.
  2. Your natural stone paving is composed of a crushed sand-gravel mixture rest on a smooth evened bedding,. For this, you should apply to the frost underlayer a 3 to 4 cm thick layer of material with a shovel.
  3. Next, you can pull off evenly with a Alulatte or even a simple wooden board this paved stone. Then you should enter this pavement bed in no case more and so avoid irregularities.
  4. Now you start the actual patches of natural stones. How do you arrange them, is optional and should match your personal preferences. However, the joint spacing must be approximately 2-3 mm. The individual paving stones are not pushed into the bedding.
  5. If your face is completely covered with natural stones, simply return with a larger brush crushed sand as grout into the joints.
  6. Now coming back to your plate compactor use, but you should put on a rubber pad, so that the natural stones while taking no damage. Now you shake the paving stones in your patch bed. In this process, the pavement surface and the joint capacity approximately one to two cm lowers.
  7. Then you can come again grout, until the joints are filled up nicely. Now the paving is completed and the area can be driven over or walked.
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