Challenges of Laying a Patio in Winter

If you are planning on doing some landscaping in your garden this winter, to get it all looking good ready to enjoy in the warmer months, then you need to take the weather into consideration. If you are planning to lay a patio, then here are some of the things to be aware of when you are doing it over the winter…

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A bit of light rain shouldn’t cause too much of a problem, but you can end up with a muddy mess if you are trying to do it when there is a torrential downpour. If you have already got your concrete from somewhere like this concrete Forest of Dean based company and are raring to get going, make sure that you protect sand to keep it dry, and have a water bucket and brush to hand to clean off any mud.

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Low temperatures can also cause problems. It is not generally advised to lay a patio when temperatures are below 3 degrees Celsius, as this makes it much more challenging with frost and possibly ice to contend with. If there is any way that you can avoid having to do this, you should do as it is regarded as the worst weather to work in.

If you have already started, use a frost proof mortar and cover it over in the evenings, as otherwise you run the risk of the cement not setting hard. Use a thick cover to make sure that it is kept as protected as possible.