Sidewalk tile is an excellent option for homes and villas, and the modern market allows you to select the material, counting on your budget.
You can put the tiles yourself, saving a significant part of the income. The process of laying is laborious and takes time. Tools for work can be found at each owner, and the device for ramming can be rented.
First of all, you need to correctly calculate the amount of consumable required. To do this, you need to measure the area of the plot. The choice of material is best done proceeding primarily from the simplicity of its laying.
Tiles of complex shape will be difficult to lay, small elements require more thorough preparation of the base. It is necessary to take into account the area of the laid surface. The narrow path will not look beautiful with the use of large elements.
At high loads on the surface, it is necessary to use a material of a certain thickness and strength. Mark the zones with pegs and rope. For the work required tools such as Bulgarian, vibroplate, hammer, level, shovel and bayonet shovel.
The first stage is the preparation of the basis for laying the tiles. Already on the markings it is necessary to remove the layer of soil and fill it with rubble. The pile must be well leveled, so that the surface of the tile was flat. The thickness of the layer of rubble is selected based on the purpose of the laid track.
To move cars or other large loads, a mound layer of at least 30 cm is required. If this garden path is intended for moving people, you can pour a base 20 cm thick. The groove should correspond to the level of crushed stone and the height of the tile already laid. The surface is better to be made above the ground level by 2-3 cm. Weighing of the embankment is carried out with the aid of vibroopathy.
After you need to properly install the stone for the curb. This element will restrain the entire path, excluding the sprawling of the tile and maintaining the integrity of the masonry. To determine the location, it is better to estimate the range of tiles. To strengthen the border, you can put it on the solution, for this you need to make a sufficient groove in the ground.
Crushed stone is covered with a layer of sand, which is leveled and poured with water, for ramming. After such a procedure, it is better to leave the base for a day and after again to level and measure by level. Laying tiles should be done in dry weather or under a canopy. Laying starts from the right corner. Each element must be firmly pressed and beaten with a rubberized hammer.
The following tiles are laid in relation to the previous, for this you need to use the level all the time. Unevenness is easier to fix right away, the level of the rows must be checked every 1-1.5 m. The laid out areas should be checked every 4-5 sq. m.
The laid tiles must be covered with sand. This procedure is associated with the need to fill the distance between the elements, level the material with a brush with a hard pile. An important step in the final process is ramming.
Such work is carried out with a vibration plate with a rubber sole. This will eliminate the subsidence of the material and its displacement. With the help of the device, the tile will fit snugly against the base, the surface will be leveled. Process the entire area, sealing the stowage.
To qualitatively lay the paving slab, you need to follow the algorithm of work. Correctly laid tiles will last for many years and will withstand the necessary loads. To extend the life of the masonry, it is better to equip the site with a reliable drainage system.
Sidewalk tiles with their own hands