Once in the garden or in the country, it would be desirable to completenot only as a rest from the city bustle, but also in general from all that binds us to the city. It is unlikely that someone can be considered paved walkway decoration modern manor landscape. Meanwhile, it is garden paths, patios and courtyards occupy a leading position in the landscape design. Why not use as a coating garden paths paving proven themselves, especially since paving their own hands - it is not such a difficult task. A technology of this process, we will tell you now.
Initially meant for pavementbasalt or granite covering, which was used not only for paving garden paths, but also for laying sidewalks and roadways. For the bridge, by the way, used raw granite with a flat surface. The bars should have the same shape and size. In our time, for paving large areas using chopped and sawn squares, past additional grinding.
On such paths of pavers want to go. They perfectly fit into the overall landscape design, becoming an integral part of
Cobblestones are still in demand, but it has become much more diverse, although all of its products are also characterized by a fair amount of strength and a constant attraction.
The main and obvious advantage of paversConcrete - low cost with good consumer properties. This option is most often used for paving garden paths. In the manufacture of the coating element used concrete, to which is added plasticizers, and various types of colored pigments. Produce such a paving stone or block-making method, or vibratory casting.
Despite the fact that the concrete blocks is relatively cheap, because it is also possible to create a very nice cover for garden paths
Distinctive features of the clay paversis its durability, strength and resistance to low temperatures. At the heart of this coating - clay. At its core, this product is a brick. The shape and color of it can be varied.
Paving blocks made of clay looks very, very attractive. Her verified geometry allows you to create a completely unimaginable beauty panels
Stone - a classic paving stones. Depending on the appearance of the stone paving is divided into split, sawn-chopped and simply cut. It may be granite and basalt, and even marble. This coating is able to go through a wizard that he built. For garden paths can be used siltstone or sandstone. If such stones seem to you too expensive, use cheaper artificial stone.
Granite pavers advantageous looks and on a rainy day, and the sun. A feature of this coating is its durability
Among the many advantages of this covering, we have identified only the main, who rushed immediately to transfer:
- visual appeal;
- compressive strength;
- resistance to temperature shifts, and it's not just about the frosts, but also of the heat;
- resistance to abrasion and mechanical damage.
Bridges of stone blocks can not only garden andsuburban track which are intended for pedestrians and traffic areas, for example. If the assumed significant load, the coating should be laid on a concrete base. It will not allow the stone to deform.
Still, not embedded in the very paving the sum determines the appearance of the track, and then, with some skill and love the work is done
They are used three main types of paving stone laying:
- regular rows;
But the number of subspecies defies calculation: herringbone, plait, checkerboard pattern, scales, fan, circle and others, deserve special narrative techniques. For aesthetes are capable of pavers to create a national, flower or floral ornament, intricate Arabic script, incredibly beautiful space scenes. Such creative activity is paving their own hands can inspire, but it is important to remember that paved paths - part of the overall landscape design.
For tracks in the garden and in the country oftenChopped cobbles used sawn or chipped-type irregular shape and small size (7? 7? 5 cm or 5? 5? 3 cm). It is used to carry small ornament. If you plan to make a simple geometric pattern, can be taken for this purpose, the tile size 20h10h4,5 see clinker. Embodying a natural or natural style, use the stone blocks, which are made from natural stone.
Fantasy real master is infinite, so the garden and cottage may look, decorated with such paths, festive, even gloomy late autumn
Creating beauty is not necessary to use many colors. Clinker bricks only two colors can produce just such a laconic luxury
Do you want to cover the garden and suburban tracks were durable? Observe stacking technology.
Plan your site should be transferred tograph paper. It was noted at the place of laying pavers. Now that we know their length and the total area, we can calculate the need for the cobblestones. Do not forget to add the resulting figure of 10% of the probable marriage. To purchase necessary to sand, cement and gravel or crushed stone. Do not forget the geotextile. Now we need to mark out the area, using pegs and nylon cord. Hammered pegs should be no less than 1-1.5 meters apart.
We take out the soil to such a depth that the futuretrack surface coincides with the ground level or slightly higher than would it. Otherwise, the water that is formed after the rain, will accumulate on paved areas and stagnate, or it will have to clean up. So, consider the thickness of the future layers of sand, gravel or crushed stone and add the height of the bar. Released the estimated value of the depth of excavation.
Approximately so it should look like in the context of the tracks that we are creating with their own hands. Based on the thickness of each layer, you can determine the depth to which will excavate
Prepare the base, not sparing this procedure forcesand time. Earth need to align properly, remove all of it unwanted stones and roots of plants. To achieve a flat surface, which pits all fall asleep, and bumps abate. Then tamped soil. If you do not have for this purpose a special tool, you can make it with your own hands.
The soil must be covered with geotextile: weeds will not grow through the fabric and ruin your path. On firm ground can use the 10-20 cm of sand as a first layer. Loose soil is best to strengthen the gravel layer which will be 10-15 cm. In any case laid layer must be well compacted. According to experts, as a first layer, even better to use gravel to avoid further strain pavers.
Particular attention should be paid to those areas,which have a complex relief. In this case, cementing or concreting can not be avoided. The cement slurry made of cement based on one part and three-part fine sand. Four or five centimeter cement cushion is enough. Another version of the cover, you can see below on the proposed pictures.
Another variant of sequential stacking of layers, which should be placed under the paving stones. Do not forget that rain water should drain away from the track: a small slope to the edges will not prevent
With a curb any job looks neat andcomplete. For this purpose, better to buy ready-made borders, which are used in carrying out construction work. And you can take and paving, just choose a larger size.
If the track needs the curb, you digadditional trench along the stretched nylon cord. The grout should be poured into the trench as receiving the elements border. Each component of the future border track should fit snugly to the previous, and the curb edge - touch the cord taut. There is a special rubber mallet - Mallet, who will incite the curb, so he stood up the way you planned.
Laying the curb can occur using adjacent edged boards. This is a very convenient way in which the geometry of the building safely
Very convenient to strengthen the border with the help of an edging board. First, you can fix it in the trench dug it, so that later, right close to her, to place curbs or tile.
Take the time to start laying the pavers,let the curb at least a day to dry. If you sand "cushion", must be abundantly shed the sand with water before laying pavers. Lay the paving stones can be a variety of ways. On offer you videos strung string used as a guide.
Before you put the paving can bepre knock down box of the edging boards. Recommended size - 1h0,7 meters. They establish and strengthen on the pillow, and then proceed to the paving process. Sett placed tightly on previously developed figure. Do not forget to use a level to check the quality of the work performed. Inciting cover elements should be using pavers.
The use of thread or wooden boxes helps maintain the geometry of the figure, not to go beyond the intended size, which is especially important for large work volumes
If you need to cut it to the desired element pieces,Use grinders equipped with a diamond blade. This can happen when you make difficult areas around some object: porch, garden sculpture or pond. If there vibrotrambovochnogo tool with rubber base to prevent damage to paving, use them, the surface should be dense.
The path may be difficult, not only its special ornament. This is made in several levels, which requires special skills
On the paving of the track surface should apply a layer of wet sand, then just powertrowel it into the joints using a squeegee with a hard bristle brush. Job completed.
Finishing a finished track is performed with a well-known method of ancestral times. After that, work can be considered fully complete
Now you can see how the garden is decorated with stone blocks, laid their hands, the first track with a neat border. If now everything is done correctly, then the second bridge you will already be easier.
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