Should you seal natural stone flagstone patio?
Sealing natural stone is advisable, to protect it against stains and deterioration from rain and sun. The best sealers for this purpose are impregnating sealers. They absorb deep into the stone, last a long time and don't change the appearance of the stone.
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How do you seal your patio floor if you enclosed your back patio to a room and now the concrete floor has water coming in from the floor when it rains?
Answer . Try a product called Zypex.It rolls or paints on and has capillary actions that expand and stop the infiltration of water seepage. There are other similar products on the market as well.. Answer . You dont. Get rid of the water first, either by trenching around the room, by installin…g a french drain, by adding gutters and downspouts, regrading, whatever is needed. Theres no future in making improvements if it is going to get flooded each time it rains.. Answer . a floor is basically what you walk on "!" ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nGo to a home improvement store and buy a bottle of muriatic acid and follw the directions.
Answer . \nA 1/4" per foot is standard, therefore in twenty feet the furthest point would be 5" below the high point. You can make it flatter (3 or 4 inch drop) but it would require greater perfection in concrete placement, perhaps beyond reason.
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Answer . You could try using baby oil.That is what Iused as an mason to get the white film off my skin.Or try white vinegar.
Answer . The best thing to do is have the furniture stripped ( shotblasted or at a dip and strip). Then have it primed (etch) and powder coated the colour of your choice. This will give you a very good finish.
No, Seal-Krete Epoxy-Seal is an acrylic-epoxy blend. By mixing 2 unlike resins (patio paint and Epoxy-Seal) the hard Epoxy-Seal acrylic-epoxy resins would become weak resulting in a coating failure.. No, Seal-Krete Epoxy-Seal is an acrylic-epoxy blend. By mixing 2 unlike resins (patio paint and Epo…xy-Seal) the hard Epoxy-Seal acrylic-epoxy resins would become weak resulting in a coating failure. ( Full Answer )
Step 1: Mix 1 quart of muriatic acid with two gallons of water.Step 2: Scrub the mixture into the stone with a scrub brush. Step3: Completely rinse off with water. Allowing the mixture to remainon the surface will result in damage. Step 4: Mix some bleach withwater in a bucket. Step 5: Scrub mixture… into stone surface withscrub brush. Step 6: Rinse clean with water. Step 7: Allow area 24hours to dry. Step 8: Apply sealer to the surface of stones. Followsealer's directions. ( Full Answer )
\nwe painted ours with alkyd based Porch and Floor enamel. It holds the loose stones down and gives a fresh color. However, it took a 1"nap roller, and paint thinned by 10% to get it into all the crevices, we still had to go back over and brush missed cracks. Also, we only got about 15 sq feet pe…r gallon of paint, even thinned. To me, it was totally worth it, our pebbles were all falling off, it hurt the kids feet and ruined two pool pumps. Now it has a nice non skid texture from the paint clinging to the pebbles and it looks 1000 times better. If you get into all the spaces between pebbles it seals it also, you don't need another sealer. ( Full Answer )
C25 Blended. Would be more than strong enough if there are just people walking on it. 10mm stone will give a better finnish too.. Regards Colin
Examples of naturally occurring flagstone are Arizona flagstone,quarried from the Coconino and Prescott National Forests, andPennsylvania Bluestone, found only in northeastern Pennsylvania,northern New Jersey, and southern New York. These rocks are flatand often used as walkway and paving stones.
It should have about 4" of base, compacted and a 4" slab of crete on top.
I've used finishing sand, which is a Quikcrete product. For light work you can just sweep the product into the cracks and wet it down with a light sprayer on your hose. For deep, wide spaces, mix it up into a workable "dough" and smooth it into the cracks. Top it with a dusting of regular sand to gi…ve it a more natural look. ( Full Answer )
If your concrete padio was installed correctly with the correct amount of class 5 material placed under it the flagstone will be fine up there. I landscape and have a few of these and have never had any reported issues from clients.
Seal stones were used in ancient times to sign names on clay documents, and to seal letters with melted sealing wax in later times.
If the slope is in the 8' direction (which would be the usual) the pitch would be 1/8 to 1/4 " per foot (preferably 1/4" per foot) so 8 x 1/4" = 2"lower at the outer edge than where it touches the house. always best to pitch 1/4 " at least. . Also - . Larger sections of concrete can have less slop…e. The finisher has to know what he is doing. I've done 100s of yards using 1" in 10' as a minimum. ( Full Answer )
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Laying a stone patio . Planning . Sketch the proposed patio. . Show the dimensions. . Show the layout of stones if there is to be a set pattern. . Decide from where you will need to start laying the stones. This may be a critical edge, such as aligning with a building or existing path, …or a central point in circular paving. If more than one edge is critical you will need to start from both at once and gradually move inwards. . Decide where any cut stones will be less noticeable. It is best to not have small cut stones at a prominent edge, such as a doorway where you will notice them as you walk across. For regular shaped, such as rectangular or square stones, a good place for a line of stones that need to be cut smaller may be may be along one less prominent edge. For less regular laying patterns it may be best to have smaller stones at irregular points rather than all in one place where they will draw attention. For a circular or curved pattern, smaller stones may work well at the centre or on the inside of curves. . Calculate a sufficient slope to allow the stone surface to drain.This may be a 1% fall or 1:100 or 1:200. It will depend on the use of the patio, the amount of rain and the smoothness of the stones. . Ensure the direction of drainage is away from adjacent buildings. . Calculate the required area of stone. . If you will need to allow for cutting stone, allow for at least 20% wastage, possibly more depending on the layout and type of stone. . Check what loads will be going onto the patio. If vehicles will drive across it it will have different requirements, including depth of excavation and hard fill/base course and the thickness and type of paving stone. Get advice from suppliers as to the suitability of the stone. . Calculate the depth and therefore the volume of hard fill required to go under the pavers. This is gravel with a mix of stones from a set size and smaller down to fines or sand. Having a mix of sizes makes it compact and form a stable surface. For pedestrian use only the hard fill will need to be to a depth of at least 150mm, for vehicle use at least 300mm. If the soil or subsoil is soft you may need to excavate deeper to ensure a stable base. It should extend least 200mm beyond the paved area to make the edges stable. . Calculate the required volume of bedding sand. Bedding sand is sharp sand and gives a firm and stable base after wetting. It will go on top of the hard fill and under the paving stones. It gives a smooth even surface for the paving to sit on and covers any sharp pointed stones in the hard fill that might put pressure on a paving stone and cause it to crack when stood on. The sand layer will need to be at least 50mmm deep, and if the stones you are laying are of a variable thickness it may need to be deeper. If it is too deep the paving will not be as stable. . Check the drainage of the area and allow for field drains to divert water if the area is prone to waterlogging or has subsurface flow. . Setting out . Select and purchase stone, hard fill, bedding sand, drainage material etc. Arrange for heavy stone to be delivered if possible. The supplier may allow you to bring back any unused stone: check this before purchasing. . Gather all required tools and materials. . Mark the area to be paved. . Check the dimensions and squareness if it is rectangular or square by checking that the diagonals are the same length. . Hammer in temporary pegs and set up string level lines about 1m outside the area to be paved. This allows you to check that the fill and paving are at the right heights as you work. Use a string level that clips onto the string, or a spirit level or a laser level. You will measure down from the string so do not forget to allow the extra distance that the string is above the ground to your measurements. . For large areas of paving or areas adjacent to soft soil or gardens it can be a good idea to construct an edge strip to stop the paving fromn sinking towards the soft area. This can be constructed from ground treated timber pegs hammered in to about 30mm below what will be the finished paved surface and then with metal, plastic or timber fixed to them with galvanised flat head nails and set flush with or about 5mm below what will be the finished paved surface. If there are curves along the edge, use thinner timber or plastic that can be bent to follow the curve. . Preparing for the paving . Excavate the area to be paved to the depth required which will be the hard fill depth plus the sand depth plus the depth of the paving stones. . Excavate any required drains and ensure they have an outflow. This may need to comply with local regulations. . Cut back any tree roots projecting into the excavated area, but not so much that this will kill trees or make them unstable. If major roots intrude, you will need specialist advice regarding cutting them back, or you may need to accept that the paving will shift over time as the tree grows. . You may wish to lay a geotextile to reduce the penetration of dirt into the hard fill. This is a fabric underlay. This is more useful in areas to be gravelled, but can also help with reducing root penetration and add stability. Check with local paving suppliers as to what they would recommend for your soil, patio type and other conditions. . Lay any drainage material in the excavated trenches. (Pea gravel, slotted pipe etc.) . Lay hardfill/base course to the excavated area. Check the required depth against the string lines and compact a small area. Check the depth of this area after compacting and add or remove material as required. Compact all the fill. For very small areas stomping or tamping with a big piece of wood may be adequate, for larger areas, or areas that will take heavy loads it is worth hiring a compactor. A plate compactor is best for large areas. . Check the height and correct any high or low points more than 10-20mm away from the desired level. . Lay the bedding sand. Rake it out evenly and check the depth and height. . Set out pavers in a handy location, and sort if necessary, by size or colour. Some pavers may need to be mixed up so that you do not work from one load and find after laying that it was a slighly different colour to the next, resulting in a patchy looking patio. If there are slight variations it is best to randomly mix them to avoid this. . For irregular stone pavers, set aside ones that have straight edges for edge use, and small stones for infilling. . Set up any required cutting tools so that you can cut as you go. . Laying paving . Begin placing the stones from critical points you decided earlier. This includes edges formed with edging strips. . Lay a single stone at a time and place it carefully onto the sand while holding it flat so that it does not dig into the sand and create a low point. For larger pavers this may require two people. . Tap the paver lightly with a rubber mallet to bed it into the sand. . Check it is level, or at the required angle for drainage, and tap again as required. If it is not, you may need to lift it and remove or add a little sand. . Proceed with laying the adjacent pavers in the same way. Check each paver is aligned with the adjacent pavers. Work back and forth in rows or around in curves, or out from a central point. . For regular shaped pavers butt pavers tightly. For irregular pavers allow a minimum 5mm gap between paver. . Frequently step back and check from several viewpoints that you are following the correct slope and that your work is even. Be prepared to lift pavers that are not correct. . Finishing . Scatter further bedding sand over the paved area and sweep with a soft broom so that it falls into the gaps. Repeat until the gaps are filled. . Wet the area lightly to bed the sand in. . Add more sand and repeat the sweeping and wetting. . Back fill the 200mm strip around the pavers (and outside the edge strip if you have used one) with a little more hard fill up to about 50mm below the pavers, and compact this. It will help to keep the pavers in position. Lay soil over this, if the area adjacent is garden, or grass if lawn. . Do not walk heavily or drive on this area until all gaps are well filled and the bedding sand compacted, or the pavers may tilt and shift. ( Full Answer )
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We concluded a few days ago after some conversation between my Guatemalan helpers(trying to translate the word to Spanish ), the home owner and myself that the word "Flagstone" could simply be a perversion the words "Flat stone". This makes alot of sense....
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i can tell you from experience that the gap is dependent upon the style you are looking for , if you want a tight cultured look try to lay the stone with 1/2" to 3/4" gap if you are looking for rustic then vary the gaps based on the stones size but try to never have more than a 1 1/2" gap. i hope th…is helps ( Full Answer )
pressure clean thoroughly and/or clean with TSP (trisodium phosphate) - rinse thoroughly, give 24 hours to dry. seal with a good quality sealer made for your specific type of stone and grout.
Measure each of the sides that form the right-angle, half one of the measurements and multiply by the other (full) measurement. That gives you the area of the triangle. In simple terms - half the base times the height.
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I think when we make footing on the stone without shoes, any electric charge will dissipate.
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$18. That should include labour and materials. If it's a lot less then ask if it includes materials. If it does include materials their is something wrong and he's is cutting corners some where to save money.
Yes. But be careful and test in an inconspicuous area. Bleach is caustic and can damage certain surface. Also make sure you dilute it with water. Maybe a 40% bleach and 60% water mix. You can have a stronger solution if you need to but again be careful. And try not to breath it in with those ratios.… ( Full Answer )
What should you use to seal your kitchen flagstone floor before levelling it with levelling compound?
Strip any wax off, rinse well & go to leveling. The leveler may require a latex precoat to help the leveler adhere, but it is not a sealer & will be specified by the leveler maker. Use the one they suggest or you will have no warranty.
81 pavers (each 16 inches square) would be needed. 12 foot x 12 foot = 144 inches x 144 inches = 20,736 in 2 16 inches x 16 inches = 256 in 2 20,736/256 = 81
This needs more information to supply a "best" answer. however.. assuming you mean 144 sq feet of patio and your stones are 16 inches x 20 inches. then accuratly you will need 66 stones. add at least 10% for cutting waste then i'd go buy 80 maybe 85.
Consider wire mesh instead. If rebar is preferred, however, consider a minimum grid of 2' squares.
Clean it thoroughly preferably with an outdoor cleaning product and a pressure washer. After drying, paint on a watering resistant coating. Behr Concrete and Masonry waterproofer is one choice; there are many competing brands at Home Depot, Lowe's, and Ace Hardware.
Im going off of color of clothing lighter colors keep you cooler and darker colers bring more heat! so go off of that to choose your color umbrella :)
Choosing the best lighting for your patio is important to create the best ambiance. There are many home improvement stores such as Home Depot of even Home Base as they can help you decide what is best for your needs. You can also visit their home sites to see what selections they have to offer.
At 1" deep you would need a little less than half a cu yard L x W x Depth / 27 140 x .08 / 27 = .42 cu yds L, W, Depth have to be in feet
Yes it would actually, Depending on what the urn water fountain would look like or if the colors would match. Because a urn water fountain of a loud colored ipod touch on a calm colored patio wouldn't make that much sense!
The average height of a patio umbrella is eight feet tall. However, you may want to buy and install a patio umbrella which is higher than eight feet tall. The taller the umbrella, the more shade it will create.
To be hermetically sealed means to be made airtight. It is used to describe storage containers, jars, cans, laboratory apparatus and other man-made items that must not allow gasses to pass through the seal. There are situations in nature where a space is sealed off from the outside air. A lava …flow may enclose a space and harden around it. Pockets of natural gas exist deep in the earth. Bubbles of air are frozen into ice. If the seal is gas tight, then you might say that it is hermetically sealed. ( Full Answer )
That depends on the roof material. Metal can be as low a 1/12. Fibergglass shingles should be at least 3/12.
12inch x 12inch is 1ft x 1 ft=1 square foot You need 100 patio stones
Plastic or a wood that has a special varnish on it so if water touches it it won't rot, but if you are buying patio furniture, it will be made waterproof anyway.
Assuming 14 x 14 is feet and 16 x 16 is inches, you need 14 x 12/16 each way. This works out at 10Â½, so if you are very good with a cutter you could manage with 111, but you'll probably need 121!
Only one is more than big enough! Only one is more than big enough! Only one is more than big enough! Only one is more than big enough!
A standard patio heater does produce natural gas. However, due to the outdoor conditions, the natural gas poses no threat to humans or pets. It is recommended to never use one inside the home.
It would appear that one would be more than big enough! It would appear that one would be more than big enough! It would appear that one would be more than big enough! It would appear that one would be more than big enough!
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If both items are measured in inches or feet, the half is theanswer. Without more info. this cannot be answered.