How to Install a Flagstone Patio

Installing flagstone can be very simple if you have the correct tools.

It can be a very simple job and easy for anyone to accomplish. It will also provide beauty to your home and make a very nice sitting area and you will be able to say that you have completed it on your own.

There are 2 different ways in which you are able to install a flagstone patio. When you are installing the patio in the sand, it is known as dry construction. When you are installing the patio on cement or concrete, it is called wet construction. The easiest of the two for a do it yourself person is the dry construction. With the dry construction, you will be able to pass up mistakes and move subjects around as you go as opposing to having the adventure of the mortar drying on you and messing up your total project. Learning how to install flagstone is simple.

How to Install a Flagstone Patio

The one thing you will need to do is make up your mind what size opatio that you would like to build. You will then need to find a level place in which to start building your patio. If you set about your project on level ground it makes the task a lot easier. Installing flagstone can be very simple if you have the correct tools. Make sure that you wear gloves as well as a back brace.

Once you have chosen the site where you would like to build your flagstone patio you will then need to make sure that you have all of your measurements and then all of the materials that you will need. Once you section off the space that you will use, you can then start installing your flagstone. Start at one end and work your way across the space. Make sure that you fix any mistakes that you may come across during the installing process. Make sure that you tap each piece down with a rubber mallet. Later after all of the stones have been situated and you are happy, you will then need to dump mason sand on it and brush or broom it in between the cracks.

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