HOW TO LAY YOUR WETCAST PAVERS ? PATIOS ONLY
THIS method will HELP overcome problems such as ants,
weeds, sinking, and separating
STEP 1. Dig out topsoil to
120 mm. Install WESTSTONE-BASE-COURSE and rake out.
STEP 2. Compact base course to 60 mm thick using feet or preferably plate compactor.
STEP 3. Check levels with tape measure. Your base
course should be approx 60 mm below the finished level of your paving.
STEP 4. Check levels with spirit level.
STEP 5. Mix WESTSTONE-MORTAR-MIX with water to toothpaste consistency (in a
wheelbarrow or mixer) or mix WESTSTONE-WASHED-SAND with cement, water and
plasticiser - sand and cement can be ordered from Weststone.
STEP 6. Trowel 5 spots of mortar mix onto base course.
Then lay a strip of mortar where the next joint will be.
STEP 7. the spots (the mortar
should squash down and spread out to 20 mm
thick. Use a sponge to wet the back of each paver before you lay.
STEP 8. Gently tap paver down to desired level with
rubber mallet. Joints should be approx 10 mm wide at top of paver. DO NOT BUTT HARD TOGETHER.
STEP 9. Check levels across
pavers continuously and tap down if needed.
STEP 10. You should end up with approx 40 mm paver,
20 mm mortar, 60 mm base. When all pavers are laid -
DO NOT WALK ON FOR 24 HOURS.
STEP 11. Wet the surface of the pavers and pour on the Weststone Easy Grout. Wet the grout throughly and sweep into the joints. Only grout 4-5 m2 at a time. Ensure the grout is a wet slurry!
STEP 12. Sweep off the remainder of the grout 45 degree to the grout lines.
STEP 13. Only seal if required.
PAVERS MUST BE 100% DRY BEFORE SEALING.
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