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Re: Front garden refurbishment questions / ideas

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I'm continuing to dig out the garden, the gravel and roots are gone.

Soon I will take up the flagstones, dig out the soil, lay a weed mat, put gravel on top of the weed mat to a height of up to 10cm, level it correctly and relay the flagstones.

I was thinking of using basalt splitt 2-5mm for the underlay gravel. The city is doing some renewal in our area and recently did something similar just up the road, and seemed to use gravel of about this size. Any objections?

http://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Basaltsp...8/artikel.html

Also, is there a special material that is commonly used here to fill the gaps between the flagstones?
Splitt locks together because of the sharp edges (Ever notice that railway tracks never have rounded stone? That's why.)

If you're using regular shaped stones (i.e. with a constant, narrow, gap) use sand, if you're using irregular shaped stones then fill with splitt.

Rent a powered tamper and tamp the earth below your weedmat, lay your splitt bed, then the stones, and brush splitt into the gaps but just below the surface. Then fit a rubber pad to the tamper and tamp the whole patio area - this will settle the stones in so they won't kick up as the splitt settles.

If you're using large regular stones (Pizza box size or larger), and sand, then you don't need to tamp the patio after it is laid, but smaller stones need tamping.
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