Step 1: in order to lay any patio our landscapers must always make sure that the area which the patio will be laid on is clean and cleared of any existing shrubs, roots and brambles. The clearance process is very important in terms of future as it may affect the patio. Removing and spraying those with weed killer is a must to any professional as it shows that the person is actually doing their job properly.
Step 2: before laying a sub base it is very important to lay a membrane which protects and does not let any roots and weeds that may appear in the future. The membrane is part of the future protection as to giving the customer a good service which they have or will pay for.
Step 3: levelling the area and using Mot stones is creating the sub-frame for the patio. It is vital to have a very strong sub base for any patio weather it is laid directly on sand and cement or wet mixture of cement. The sub base is created and levelled as to the incline request or in some cases there is an incline that the landscapers have to follow.
Step 4: laying the patio as mentioned previously there are two methods of laying a patio and that all depends on the material of the slab and the thickness. The indian sandstones for example are laid on wet mixture of building sand and cement. Whereas the concrete slabs are heavy and they are laid on dry mixture of sharp sand and cement. It is very important to have the same level across the whole garden and the same width of the point. The pointing is the last step of the process for the patio laying. The pointing is done with again dry or wet cement which is either spread with a brush or for the wet one using a special can to spread it across the points of the slabs.