How to build a raised stone patio

A raised patio set above the ground to prevent accumulation of water and smudge on the patio surface. You can build playgrounds raised stone, concrete pavers or bricks. To build a raised stone patio, you need to start with the construction of retaining walls to prevent material within the yard space to separate and fall victim to gravity over time.

Building a stone patio built in their property can take as long as a few weeks, depending on the type of stone you choose. For best results, build your stone courtyard cut stone erected in brick dimensions.

Instructions

  • Digging one trench width 30 cm (1 foot) around the perimeter of the yard site with a hoe or shovel. Digging of about 15 cm (6 inches) along the entire length of the trench.
  • Check the bottom of the trench with a level. Remove dirt as necessary to level the trench along its entire length. Make sure the whole trench is a constant 30 cm (1 foot) wide and adjust as needed.
  • Compact the soil at the bottom of the trench using a hand tamper soil. Add a wide end of ram against the bottom of the trench compact and firm up the ground until it feels hard and resistant to change.
  • Place a layer of 7.5 cm (3 inches) of gravel in the bottom of the trench. This compact layer of soil rammer.
  • Mix a batch of ready-mixed mortar with water according to the package instructions to achieve a consistency like brownie batter. First for the mortar with a trowel and make small piles along the trench.
  • Established stone bricks on the mortar, creating a single course of stones end-to-end. Apply mortar to the top of the stones of the first layer.
  • Place another course of stones on top of the first layer. Apply mortar on the ends of each stone and rotate the stones so that everyone sits atop a joint in the first layer. Smooth the mortar into the joints with a jointer tool. Remove excess mortar before it dries on the surface of the stones.
  • Continue to build the stone walls, a layer at a time, staggering the stones and smoothing the mortar in the joints, until you reach the desired height of your patio. Allow retaining walls to dry for at least 48 hours.
  • Fill the courtyard area of ​​the retaining walls with gravel. Spread a layer of 7.5 cm (3 inches), then the hand tamper compact. Continue spreading layers of 7.5 cm (3 inches) of gravel and compacting. Stop when the gravel is below the top of the retaining walls 5 cm (2 inches), plus the thickness of stone bricks.
  • Place a layer of 5 cm (2 inches) of sand over the gravel. Smooth sand level, compacting with rammer.
  • Place stone bricks for the patio surface, from a corner. Applying mortar to the ends and sides of each piece. Smooth the joints between the bricks stone tool assembler. Continue until all the patio area.