Choosing Travertine for your pool deck is one of the best decisions for your property. With ample of benefits, Travertine offers a new lease of life to pool surround or pool deck. Travertine pavers’ installation around pools is not a complicated process but needs a fair amount of preparation. Let us cover the installation process for you here.
Excavate the area and compact the soil. Make sure the soil is levelled. Uneven or non-uniform levels will only cause the stones to be laid in irregular pattern. Post this, a fabrication sheet is to be laid on top of the soil.
Add crushed limestone base about 4 inches thick and pour a 4 to 6 inches concrete slab. Prepare a dry setting bed by mixing dry sand with cement. No water is to be added. The mixture is screeded and the base is prepared.
Laying Travertine onto the base
Once the base is ready, start laying Travertine pavers on top of it. Begin by placing from the edge of the path to inside. We recommended to lay pavers from left to right fashion. Also, you should start from a faraway corner, so you work your way backward. Lay the pavers one by one in a continuous line for which you can use a string. Do make sure to use a soft hammer head to compact and level the base.
Paver cutting and joints filling
You would realize the simplicity of laying Travertine paver as you proceed. The final step is to cut the pavers wherever required and fill the joints. We recommend sand to fill the joints. An easy way of doing it is to sweep the sand over the paved pool area till all of it is in place. The best sand for this process is polymeric sand which also inhibits growth of weeds between the joints. Once all sand has been swept in, mist the pavers, and set the sand further. This will complete the dry-set process and complete the pool pavers laying.
Hope this post will help you lay Travertine pavers around pools with ease. Laying travertine pavers for driveways or patio would follow the similar process, expect for mortar in the mud-set process. For further queries, please feel to call us on 1300 830 274 or write to us at [email protected]
*Disclaimer: All information and advice given above in the blog are to the best of our knowledge. Please reconfirm at your end before execution.