Ess & Ess Hard Landscaping are specialists within the installation of porcelain paving. You will see from our patio and paving pictures that throughout all of your re-design we aim to be as clean and tidy as we possibly can. We aim to eliminate as much of the messy stage, clearing up as we go, to keep all areas tidy during all excavations.
Patio and Paving slabs need to remain sturdy and fully supported, Our Patios and Paving remain sturdy because they are properly fitted. We use a Geofix frost proof weatherproof wide joint compound for the pointing in between each slab, making it integral with the mortar bed. Not only does this eliminate lose slabs, but it also eliminates frost and torrential rain from getting in between and under the slabs.
We then place down a firm wet bed base of building sand and cement, usually a 3 part sand to 2 part cement. We then position the patio slabs accordingly, constantly paying special attention to each slabs alignment and to ensure the correct fall is applied to shed rainwater. We include any drainage channels if needed to eliminate excess water due to extreme weather conditions and of course dependent upon your local flood plane area.
The Paving slabs are kept in line with string lines set out to the correct levels. This again helps to keep each slab in line with correct fall levels. Once the slabs have dried we then point them in with a pointing-in iron. Assuring 'You the Customer' that every process has been carried out professionally giving you a long lasting beautiful low maintenance feature patio.
We then check over our work and ensure that you 'the customer' are 100% happy with your completed design, we then would request your outstanding payment.
We then issue a receipt which forms as part of your guarantee so keep it safe. You will receive your GGFI Insurance backed guarantee certificate within 14 days.
Patios are insured for up to 5 years against faulty workmanship or defective materials.
Which Patio is Right for You?
Each Patio is unique; some customers like edging stones around the outside perimeter of their garden, some prefer alternatives. Its really up to each individual homeowner as to how you wish to foresee your garden design.
We offer a free design service and will advise you of all alternatives to benefit your low maintenance dream garden.