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What Sand Should I Lay Paving On?

What Sand Should I Lay Paving On?

Traditionally concrete paving has been laid on a mix of sharp sand and cement in a ratio of approximately 6 sand to 1 cement. For natural stone, landscapers are starting to use building sand to create a wet bed of mortar to lay their paving, again in a ratio of 6 sand to 1 cement. Certainly to get natural stone paving to stick down it seems to be better to use a wet sand cement mix.

When pointing in your paving, many people make a mortar mix with building sand with a ratio of 4 sand to 1 cement. This mix is then pushed into the paving joints with a pointing tool.

A new option for pointing is our Jointex product, which is a clean and fast way of finishing your patio.

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