Our customers in St Austell chose the popular blue limestone paving for us to install around their house.
This blue limestone paving came in the opus pattern and it’s been calibrated to 20mm thick.
We get started by removing the garden furniture.
Then we can remove the old paving.
And excavate to allow for a new hardcore sub-base.
The hardcore is laid to a fall and a depth of between 100mm – 150mm.
We compact the hardcore sub-base in layers using a plate compactor.
After installing the blue limestone paving it’s time for pointing.
And we use a brush in pointing compound for speed and for a better finish.
This process is carried out on two other areas around the house.
At the rear & down the side of the house.
A small area next to the garden tap needs some attention too.
So we excavated and laid a new hardcore sub-base.
Granite paving sets are used on this area.
And when installing granite sets it’s quicker to screed your bed.
The final job is pointing.
Sealing natural stone is an important consideration.
And when installing blue limestone paving we always recommend sealing.
And we always use Treat Stain Proof.
You can view all the necessary information on Dry Treats website here www.drytreat.com
Due to Dry Treats unique micro porous technology, the sealant actually lines the capillaries of the stone.
So it sits within the stone rather than on top like the old surface sealers used too.
This means that you don’t have to re-seal every 6 to 12 months.
You can go without re-sealing for many years.
To find out more about our landscaping services click here – Everything Stone Landscaping
You can also pop down to see us at Par, near St Austell in Cornwall.
Where you can walk around our two external displays and get inspired.
There are over 40 natural stone patios on display.
Along with loads of landscaping features.
Coping stones, step tread & riser sets, edgings, kerbs, gate posts & columns.
You can also view the latest in natural stone wall cladding systems with over 20 displays.
Perfect for those garden walls or feature walls.
Being able to see the products on display really helps you visualise your own landscaping project.
And whilst your here looking at all the landscaping products.
You can discuss your project with one of the Everything Stone team.
We are open 6 days a week on Monday to Friday from 8 – 5.
And on Saturdays from 8 – 2.