We then compact the patio slab using a rubber hammer getting the slab down to the approporate level. We use a spirit level to make sure the slabs have the correct fall which usually is level along the building line with a slight fall out to the garden area. This ensures no flooding or puddles occur at the clients home. If the flagstone is a little high or not running the correct way we amend this by compacting more with the rubber hammer until the correct fall is achieved. We repeat the above step until the full patio area is completed.
If cutting is required we choose to cut as we lay to ensure the slabs fit in square but if some slabs cannot be cut until the next day we will leave the remaining patio to dry until the next day.
We lay all the patio slabs allowing for a 10-15mm gap inbetween each slab which will allow for pointing in once fully laid. This follows usually the next day.
If Indian sandstone is used, please be aware that the slabs are natural stone and will not all be identical in colour or size. This means some slabs may be raised in the middle of the slab but level when checked against all surrounding slabs.
We allow the slabs to cure over night to allow pointing in to commence early the next day.