Relaying paving flags ?

I'm wanting to relay 32 sq metre of paving flags, but i need to raise them by 2 - 3 inches. Which type and how much sand will i need. Any help would be grateful??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Paver's sand, which is chunkier than other types of sand. It can be found in the pave stone section at Home Depot. If you look at a bag of it, it should say how many bags for what depth and square footage.

  • 1 decade ago

    i wouldnt use sand, for the reason it soaks up too much water and when wet its hard to work with. if there is sand already under your flags when you lift them,thats fine. go to a hire centre and get a vibrating plate or compactor plate. run it over the sand a couple of times,until its all tight. now get some quarry dust<fine crushed stone,like sand> about 4-5 tonnes. set screeds to the height of the bottom of your new flag. say 6 foot long and 6 foot apart.fill in between your screeds and level off with a board slightly longer than your screed width<6'6">. then plate the lot again and repeat the leveling process. now your new flags can be set into place with no leveling or hammering down. remember to create a fall<slightly higher at the house>away from the house. it dosent need to be much as rain water will run at almost level

    good luck, hope i helped and didnt confuse you.

    Source(s): im a concreter
  • coffee
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    To raise by 2 or 3 inches you don't want to use just sand. Fine hardcore or pebbles and sand would be a good combination. Ask at your builders merchants the cheapest way to fill for a good result. Usually they will try to do the best for you because they want you to come back.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You shouldn't use sand. Road base, or crushed stone should be used to bring the area to the desired height. Compact and level the area, then apply 1 inch of coarse sand and screed using 1" pipe as a guide.

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  • John L
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The builders merchants where you get your sand will help you with the quantities, but better than sand is whin dust and is about the same price, I have used a very inexpensive tool called a 'Slab Grab'

    which makes laying slabs a doddle

    I would not be without it.

    Source(s): Experience.
  • 1 decade ago

    Put in some hard core stone chippings then stone dust as it doesnt move and sink like sand it compacts when you lay the slabs.

  • 1 decade ago

    i would put down a couple of inches of hardcore ..the type they put down when block paving .. they call it M O T ...then mix building sand ans cement ..and lay with the five dot method ...that is a blob in each corner and one in the middle..dont mix too stiff ..its easier to tap down in position ..you will need 2 tons of M O T .1 ton building sand 6 cement

  • 1 decade ago

    lay a strong base down like ashes use a wacker to packed all down then screed blind it to the height you want it and start laying down after you have finished laying them mix a dry mix of washed sand and cement and sweep it between he crackes

    good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    whin sand is best and you will need about 4 ton which will give you the raise you are looking for

  • 1 decade ago

    builders sand, and a guess about .5 ton

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