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How to Interlock Bricks in a Patio 

»Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Bricks | 0 comments

If you are planning to build a patio in a certain space for your house, one of the most amazing materials to use is interlocking bricks. This particular material doesn’t only necessarily make you place beautiful but it would also become very durable. Bricks that are interlock
ed are a better choice in contrast with conventional concrete patios. However, installing these things necessarily require a great amount of time and work but the results will be promising. Furthermore, you will also have a lot of choices in creating different designs with the use of bricks in differing colors and shapes.

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Written below are some of the key points that could necessarily be of good help when working on your patio.

1. Setting Up

When you are on the process of installing the interlocked bricks on a patio that is already concreted, then you are just one step ahead. However, if not, you have to create the set-up for the area where you are going to install the bricks. You have to decide well where to place the bricks and in doing this, you could outline the space with the use of a line of brick. When you do this, make sure you leave small spaces between bricks. Moreover, this point is where you should bear in mind the kind of design you are going to achieve at the end of the day. When you are done with this, dig out a space that is five to six inches deep.

2. Edging

After the digging, edge some plastic on the space that you have provided in the bricks. This will necessarily form the perimeter of the patio. The topmost part of the edging should also be in line with the ground. Plastic edging could be attached to the ground by using tent nails.

3. Bottom

When you are finished with the abovementioned process, the next thing to do is to layer the bottom. For this, one of the most preferred materials to use is lime. However, other materials could be used such as concrete or sand but lime is the cheapest and in fact, an effective material to use. Fill the area where you dug with lime and the use of metal rake is preferable especially when necessary. Hammer this particular layer so that it will harden. This will take time because you have to do it repeatedly.

4.Lay the Bricks

When the lime hardens enough, the next thing to do is lay the bricks. Start off at the beginning part of the edge and always see to it that it is leveled. The succeeding bricks should be pounded in order for it to be locked in properly. However, pounding should be done carefully to avoid breakage. In a scenario where bricks don’t necessarily fit, cutting the brick to fit perfectly in the assigned spaces and place it on.

Simply, one could necessarily do this job without calling out some professional help. However, interlocking patio installed by professionals are somehow better in so many levels, considering the materials these people have, their experience and expertise in the job.

 

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