JHPS Gardens specialises in laying patios and terraces. We can create an idyllic outdoor seating area within your garden for you to be able to enjoy your outdoor space comfortably. 99% of our patios are created using Indian Stone. This improves your gardens aesthetics greatly.
You first of all need to excavate the area to a depth of 150mm. Hardcore should then be laid and compacted so the total depth is 50mm. If you are paving a drive area, you should excavate the area to 200mm a lay a minimum of 100mm of hardcore. You should slightly slope the flags away from your house so that water drains away from the house.
We then recommend that you lay your flags on a wet bed of cement. If you only spot the cement under your flags they may become loose over time. To point up the flags we always use Resin. This is pressure washer and frost resistant and won’t become loose when washing down your flags. Along any walls such as the house wall or garage wall, you should leave a small strip where you can lay gravel to help with drainage.