Paving & Patios

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Sally and Kevin
Dear Alison,
I just wanted to let you know that Kevin and I enjoy the garden you designed for us. It is a delight whether you are inside or out. The constant change of flowering plants is ...
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Sally and Kevin
Dear Alison,
I just wanted to let you know that Kevin and I enjoy the garden you designed for us. It is a delight whether you are inside or out. The constant change of flowering plants is magical. The Foxgloves gave us a wonderful show and the wild area is in full bloom at present, the bees add more to the ambience. We have been in the garden more than ever. I haven't been in contact before because I mean to send you photos but I feel I want to express my gratitude in words today because I fear that the photos may never get sent.
Many thanks once again,
Sally and Kevin
Sally and Kevin

Paving & Patios

Avenue Landscapes

Paving & Patios

All our patios are laid on a full bed of wet sharp sand and cement mix at 7/1 ratio. They are then wet pointed with a 4/1 wet sand and cement or resin. The only exception to this is when the type of slab being laid requires it to be “butted up”, they are then laid on dabs to allow for free drainage underneath. This is done to eliminate the likelihood of the slabs coming off the bed due to frost if the water is not allowed to run away.

Over the years we have found that wet pointing or resin is the most effective way of jointing slabs. A dry mix watered in invariably erodes very quickly and allows unsightly weeds to grow in the paving.

We will not lay on a dry bed or partially dry bed that has been mixed with cement. They will move over a period of time, it is a cheap way of completing a job and is not cost effective.