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    Laying paving slabs on the patio

    Gardeners

    I have raised patio by bricks. But there are no slabs, so I would like to lay slabs. Border is brick and it looks that it is filled by soil. Can I just lay slabs directly?

    Asked by Jaehyun on 2nd Sep 2021
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    DSD Home Improvement

    "No need some clean stone and it compact with a whacker plate"

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Jg&sons landscaping and tree surgery specialists

    "No you need concrete sand down first then you can lay slabs"

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    P.meechan Brickwork & stonework

    "In common practice slabs should be laid on a bed if sharp sand, or as I usually do slabs down in mortar, a sand and cement mix that's you add water and a plasticiser(fairy will do) to create a workable compound,once laid on the compound it becomes hard and will not move,so to answer the question, no slabs cannot be laid on soil"

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Sj landscaping services

    "Unfortunately not you will need about 3-4 inches of scalpings and membrane or it will just sink"

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Kernal Fencing Solutions ltd

    "No! Firstly you must dig out the soil to between 6-9 inches depending on the soil and retaining brick wall. Then you must fill and compact with hardcore and/or type 1 planing's, to the height, leaving enough for the slabs and mortar base to either sit flush with the brick edging or to sit on top. I hope this helps. if you need any more advice, please feel free to contact me on here."

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Digitbuilding& landscaping

    "you need to check the level of your damp proof membrane on outside brickwork all finished paving needs to be a minimum of 150mm below this level to prevent damp inside your house plus really you should have a base of either concrete or type 1 aggregate underneath to prevent slabs sinking 75mm is enough for foot traffic"

    Answered on 22nd Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Elite Gardens

    "No, you need a 100mm layer of mot type 1 (minimum) compacted with a whacker plate"

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Chris Unsworth

    "You will need some MOT as a firm base, well compacted and then lay the slabs on a mortar bed to ensure minimal movement."

    Answered on 15th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report

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