I was wondering if anyone had any links to web-sites for laying paving slabs? I've been doing some googeling and reading up.
I'm looking to lay paving slabs ( bog standard 40 x 40 ones ), to form a patio for light use.
There is already a concrete base ( > 6 inches of concrete ) where i want to lay the slabs, it's nice and smooth + has a run off on it... I've been debating whether to put down 1" of sand + compact it then lay the slabs, or to motor the slabs down with say approx 10-15mm of mortar under each slab so they are nice and level.
Using mortar would be fairly simply, like tiling, but it would leave voids under the stones which would be an issue with water freezing ect... Laying them on sand wouldn't be too bad either...
If i go down the sand route i was going to mix 1 part cement to 5 parts sand, is this over kill?
I would be interested to hear peoples opinions / advice.
Anyone know anywhere good to source the paving slabs + sand around Dublin 7 / Dublin 15?