Put plaster yourself - explained in 4 steps


Before you put the plaster, you have to get the necessary material and tools. Choose the right paving stones, get gravel 0 to 32, a crushed sand-split mixture for bedding and pure crushed sand to stop off. Also, prepare a guideline, a leveler, a shovel, a broom, a disc-grinded angle grinder, and a shaker. To facilitate the excavation, you can also rent a mini excavator.

Step 1: The excavation

The depth of the excavation is determined by several factors: loose soil and heavy weight load of the subsequent pavement require a deep excavation to about 50 cm, footpaths on solid ground need only about 20 cm excavation.

Step 2: Distribute and compact the gravel layer

Make sure you have good frost protection from below before laying your plaster! As a side boundary for the pile, concrete curbs are recommended, which you lay along the stretched guide line. Depending on the depth, fill the excavated area with a 10 to 30 cm thick layer of gravel, then compact the substrate after every 10 cm of application and finally at the end.

Step 3: Apply a bedding for the plaster

Your paving bedding consists of the prepared crushed sand-split mixture. Pour this substrate about 4 cm high and straighten the layer with the Abziehlatte. Now nobody is allowed to enter the worked area until the paving stones are lying! The bedding should not be compacted.

Step 4: Place plaster

Now you can lay the patch in your preferred pattern. Simply lay the stones loosely, keeping a gap of about 3 mm. Cut the pavers on the side edges with the angle grinder, sweep up the crushing sand with the broom at the end, and then shake the entire pavement with a vibrator and rubber pad firmly. At the end you can sand one last time.


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