Patio Problems Solved
Having been in and out of lockdown for a full 12 months, at some point, many of us have tried some DIY either inside or outside of our home. As summer is fast approaching, the outdoor DIY mishap that we are looking to address is a couple of wonky patios.
DIY patios gone wrong
We are strong believers that everyone should give DIY a go at some point in their lives. After all, this is how we learn new skills. However, not everyone is born to do DIY, meaning we often come across customers asking us to rectify or re-do something that they have attempted themselves. In this case, patios.
We see a range of DIY patios, some are quite clearly not fit for purpose, with either uneven slabs and stones, or on a gradient rather than level. While others look absolutely fantastic and really suit the space, until you walk across it and find that slabs move, or sink as you walk across them. There can be a number of reasons as to why your patio hasn’t turned out quite as they do on the TV, the most common of which is the ground not being prepared efficiently before your slabs or stones are laid.
Laying your Patio
Before laying any patio, you should always ensure that your ground is fully prepared. As all gardens are different, the preparation that your ground will need may differ. It can include increasing the material that is there so that you have level ground, you might need some hardcore to make sure that your ground doesn’t wash away from underneath, like it can do when you lay slabs straight onto mud. It is best to consult an expert to ensure that your ground is appropriate before you start.
Ian’s Property Maintenance
Here at Ian’s Property Maintenance, we are experts in laying patios in a range of different types of gardens. From multi-level patios, gentle slopes, to patterned patios, we have seen them all. If you are looking for someone to lay your patio, you can contact a member of our team today who will be happy to help you.
If you have a DIY patio that requires a touch of TLC to get it ready for use this summer, please discuss this with our team, to see how we can help you. We may even show you a thing or two you hadn’t considered!
For more ideas about how we can help around your home and garden check out our blogs.