The high price of natural stone due to the fact, that limits the exhaustion of constantly shrinking, and the complexity of production increases. Another drawback is the complexity of laying, because. the stone is often amorphous and its thickness is uneven. But still so beauty natural color will never compare to artificial stone. As for the artificial stone – it is possible to do with your hands, choose the right color and it is much easier to lay. And that variant of the stone is much better, than ordinary concrete screed, looks very nice and most importantly durable and high quality, so, there is a sense in laying a track of natural or artificial stone!
Laying of natural and artificial stone
First, what you need to pay attention to – the nature of the use of the coating. If this is a common walking path – the thickness of stone can be in the area 2 cm, if it is a platform for car in, then the stone must be at least 4 cm thickness.
As in the case of paving tiles or other materials for laying tracks, the first step is to carefully prepare the terrain. First you need to mark the territory, which will be lined with stone, then prepare the ground. With regard to the training grounds, it should be taken seriously, because. depends on the durability of future coatings.
The base should be a concrete screed or 10-inch layer of sand. Best, when the base is solid crystal lattice (of crushed stone or asphalt). Next, you should apply to the base layer of cement-sand mortar. The thickness of the layer should be 2-3 cm, brand of cement M150 (used in construction of roads). Stone need to "plant" on a solution as quickly as possible, what would the solution did not begin to solidify until the end of the entire laying.
As for the gap between the stones, it allowed the 8-inch gap when laying large stones and standard (1-3 cm) when laying small stones. Don't need to do stitches deep, otherwise in the winter, this coating quickly deteriorate due to the freezing and the defrosting water in the seams. If the solution accidentally got on the front of the stone, no need to wipe it with a wet rag as do many, in this case, the solution clogged in the pores of the stone and not likely to appear. Better to give him some to freeze, then remove everything with a spatula and wipe with a dry cloth.
Here, actually, and all you need to know for laying stone with his own hands. Also I advise you to read the article about the laying of paving slabs http://samdizajner.ru/trotuarnaya-plitka-nyuansy-i-osnovnye-pravila-ee-ukladki-foto-primery-originalnoj-ukladki-plitki.html their hands, because. the process is similar.
How to put curbs correctly
Curb stone is used for fencing paved paths, not only fixing it, but making it protected from dirt during rain. Difficulty in laying curbs no. All that is necessary is to dig a trench at the borders track, to prepare the necessary basis, to impose a solution and "put" curb.
For the nuances of laying the curb, they include:
- The border should be combined with track
- The base of the curb must be structurally sound
- Some borders have the front side, it must be turned in to the track (look inside)
- Cement sand mortar shall be in the ratio 1:3
- It is impossible to fill the entire trench with a solution immediately, all you need to do gradually
- Curbs needs to be higher and thicker than the material of the track
- If the curb is low, you can not deep to plant it in a trench, enough to close up the back wall with mortar and covered with soil.
Natural and artificial stone as element of garden decor
Often we decorate infield variety fountains, Alpine slides, ponds. And here we come to help you stones, which are used for veneer architectural forms. The most common hard rocks to decorate the garden areas are the Dolomites, travertine, limestone travertine, pebbles etc.
That would be nice to decorate the bottom of the reservoir, apply pebbles, which spread from the deep place to the coast. It is not recommended to use for lining ponds limestone, because. they increase the acidity level of water. As for the color shades, how natural, and artificial stone, a lot of them, starting from the white/black and ending with lunar, pink, sea.
In General, if you want to use natural and artificial stone in garden decor and the laying surface, your boundless imagination and a wide range of products, can make your backyard a cozy and fabulous place to stay.
Video tutorial on laying of natural and artificial stone
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