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Posted by Steve Jones on May 21st, 2000 06:38 PM
In reply to Flagstone patio by Nathan S. on May 20th, 2000 07:08 AM [Go to top of thread]

Yes there is, but you need to do alot of prep work.

First dig or lower the earth to accomodate for the stone and foundation.

make it level and uniform.

Add a good high quality weed barrier. Like the stuff Texaco makes. It allows water to pass, but no weeds.

Then add 6 to 7 inches of play sand. Water it down carefully for good settling.

Place your stones in the sand and screed the sand before to make sure it is level and straight.

Wiggle each stone in place and push it down. When all stones are in place pour several bags of sand on the completed project and use a broom and push the new sand in between all the cracks. Then water again.

After a while, this will be like concrete for you and you can easily make repairs.

You will need some sort of side barrier or edging to contain all the stuff so that it does not leach out on the lawn.

This works well and is easy and requires no concrete. After a while, if you see that one stone is settling more than others lift it up and add sand to the base.

I feel that you will be happy.


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