We spent the last couple weeks in Asheville building a Flagstone Patio.
This patio was unique because each needed to be set with a machine due to their size and weight. Some of the slabs were 5 inches thick and 800-1000 pounds.
We prepped the base of the patio with 8 inches of compacted drain rock. We then hand selected and cut each slab to fit tightly with the other slabs. Having a tight and consistent joint is crucial for the long term stability of any dry laid flagstone patio.
We used a durable webbing, instead of a traditional strap, to set the slabs. This allowed us to easily remove the webbing after the stone was set without disturbing the base layer. This can be difficult and time consuming for the builder.
Our clients were very pleased with the finished product and invited us back for more landscaping and stone work projects in the Spring.
Feel free to give us a call for your next patio, retaining wall or water feature project.