Grouting for paving slabs

What ratio builders sand to cement for grouting paving slabs (Indian stone)

Asked by Daniel on 27th Apr 2023
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"3 to 1 if you want to do sand and cement
But we normally use proscape grount"
Answered on 30th Apr 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"3 parts sharp sand 1 of cement and wet mix ..mix should be firmish not over wet Wet joints leave for about a hour.Clear out gaps with rake tool,and when pointing remove excess from slabs,and have wet sponge and water to clear smears from slabs.
Best to use flat Pointing tool for smooth finish"
Answered on 2nd Jun 2023 - Member since May 2020 - report
"I would recommend using a ready mixed product such as Rompox. This is very easy to use and can be applied in the rain, whats more it won't stain your slabs. (It is quite pricey though.)

Regards, Gaynor
Gentle touch Gardening"
Answered on 6th May 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"Hi Daniel, typically it's a 3:1 ratio, however there are also other newer products available such as a resin grout mix that may be better suited."
Answered on 27th Apr 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"A ratio of 2/1 .. 2 spades of building sand 1 spade of cement..mix more than you need to assure you have enough to do full area to make sure its all the same colour when dry.."
Answered on 27th Apr 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"We use slabbing grout rather than sand and cement. Sikens the brand is easy to work with and really good. A little dearer though."
Answered on 27th Apr 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"4/1 ratio mix semi dry and it doesn't stain the flags then use pointing bars to push it in. Hose 24 hours after"
Answered on 3rd May 2023 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"3.1 ratio of sand and cement are mixed without the addition of ANY water."
Answered on 14th May 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"We use easy-joint it’s a lot quicker and no staining on the paving plus it’s porous so ideal for sandstone."
Answered on 4th May 2023 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"Hi Matt from A7 Premium Fences and gates👍
In my professional opinion, if you have put down Indian sandstone down I wouldn’t suggest a mix of sand and cement for grouting as after a few months things tend too grow back through due too the cement cracking, ratio 3:1 if you do want too do it, best thing I use is silka comes in a wide range of colours and is the easiest thing too put in doesn’t stain slabs like sand and cement will and all round just a better finish, hope this helps
Kind regards
Answered on 5th May 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
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