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8 Tips On How To Put Down A Travertine Paving

silver grey granite paving

above:  A silver grey granite which can be used as a paver

1.  EXCAVATION

Digging or doing some excavation is done in preparation for the putting down of the travertine pavers.  First and foremost, marking the area where you want to pave is a necessity.  You just have to shovel wooden stakes into your spotted ground.  Grasses and any other things which could make the surroundings dirty must be taken out from the site.  The deepness must be enough for the pavers and the base materials to set into.

2.  PUTTING DOWN THE BASE MATERIAL FOR TRAVERTINE PAVER INSTALLATION

After you are done cleaning up the surface area and making sure that the ground you have chosen is already evenly leveled, the base material can then be put down.  Base materials can be of a layer of sand or gravel and or crushed stones, which in general takes about 4 inches deep.   On the other hand, if you have a problem with your soil regarding its ability to drain, you can use a layer of filter fabric or geotextile which may produce a very great result if it is compacted using a plate compactor.  Plate compactor helps you to have a more solid and rigid layer of pavement.

3.  SAND BED COVERINGS

A layer of sand is added on top as a covering.  This provides the bedding for the materials to be used for paving which usually take about 2 inches deep if the pavers you have used do have the same thickness that your pavers have.  If there is a big difference with regards to its thickness, then the sand bed covering must be set a little lower or deeper.  For great results, this layer can be firmly compressed or compacted using a plate compactor.

4.  LAYING THE PAVERS

In layering the pavers, one should start at the corners.  First, set the few pavers in, and then continue to lay them all in, it should be with a moderate close interval by the use of a rubber stick so you can properly lay them into the sand bed covering.

5.  CUTTING STONES

Cutting the stones is an important thing to do so you have a better fit of your pavers into the surface area.  First thing to do is to mark the line on the travertine paver and get a board which will be used as a leverage to be placed under the paver.  After doing so, you may get a cold chisel plus a hammer and use the marked line so you can cut the paver.   Then, along its line, you can break then the stone.

6.  FLATTENING THE GROUND

Inspection of the ground level is important to know if there are unequal surfaces.  Make sure that the level is equal enough, if there are some uneven surfaces, you may take out the some of the pavers.  After removing it, you may then set the pavers once again up until the surface is balanced.

7.  FILL THE JUNCTIONS

Filling the joints will help your Travertine Paving more clean and kempt.  The paved surface area must be swept across.  This action is done through brushing the sand up until it can fill the linkages or the spaces in between the pavers.

8.  WASH AND RINSE THE SURFACE AREA

Usually, a garden hose is used to tidy up the travertine paving.  Washing and rinsing it uses the process of watering it down.  This will help to firmly compress the sand and the pavers into the spaces in between the pavement.  It is recommended that in order to attain a more filled and rigid joints or junctions, repetition of the mentioned process will help a lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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