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Expert Paving Tips For Your Front Garden

Whether you want to build a fancy patio, a driveway or a simple walkway, you’ll need to incorporate some form of paving. However, that’s easier said than done, and it can turn out to be quite the job! So, it’s important to take onboard every piece of advice you can find.

A well done paving job is a fantastic way to add a pinch of style to the appearance of your home. A tidy garden is becoming more important in the modern house. So why leave yours behind? Paving is long-lasting, it looks solid and it’s extremely durable. No matter your purpose, you’ll surely have a job well done.

Order more materials than you think you need

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Because it’s far better to have too much than not enough. Even after taking all your measurements and coming up with a rough amount, overestimate by 5 percent. Maybe even go up to 10 percent, depending on the size of your garden space. If you have too much, you may even be able to take it back if you keep your receipt. If you don’t have enough, you’ll have an unfinished garden!

Factor in the weather

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If you’re in an area that’s prone to rainfall, then that rainwater can end up pooling on your paving. You’ll need to invest in materials that can help your paving soak off rainwater, rather than letting it collect, such as porous pavers. The last thing you want is for your paving to sustain long-term damage due to too much onboard water. Let it breathe!

Make it slightly sloped

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Carrying on from the previous point, it’s a good idea to make your paving ever so slightly sloped. This will allow water to run off it more easily, and combined with any porous material, keeps your paving bone dry. If your garden is on a slope anyway, then great! Follow it down. If not, then raise the edge closest to your front door (without going above the door) up an inch or two.

Leave the edges till last

The edges of your paving should be the last part you tackle? Why? It’s because you probably won’t have a perfectly sized paver that fits your edge.

When you first start to lay down your stones, start with one edge and build outwards. Stay away from the other edges, and leave them until last. Now, you know what size paver you need to fit up against your edge and you can cut one as necessary. If you left this job for the middle, you’d have a disjointed pattern. Not good!

Utilize sand

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Sand is a relatively cheap commodity, and it’s very useful here. Once you’ve finished paving and have sealed down any gaps, you should sweep sand all over your paving. This sand, combined with the sealant, helps to lock your pavers into place. Just ensure that the sand is bone dry, else the water will not help to seal anything at all!

Do you have a paved patio? What about a driveway? Did you do it yourself? Whatever the case leave a comment down below!

Lan An

Lan An is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Lan An attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.

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