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Patio Pointing Guide
A customer bought their Indian charcoal limestone paving from us in 1999. To quote the customer, they "havn't even touched it with a brush". They don't want to lay a new patio, so came back to LSD for some advice. Unfortunately they never used a jointing compound and just left if for dirt to fall into the joints.
Sweep off any debris of the surface.
Move any tables and chairs out of the way.
Pressure wash down the surface and joints.
Wait a bit, for the water to drain away and redo. Stubborn stains will take a bit of shifting.
Pour on Rompox Easy Jointing Mortar, matching the stone colour, and brush into the joints
Leave it and let it dry (Ignore the Oily residue, this will disappear after a few good rain showers) Very soon we will seal this patio to try to revive the colours.
Tips & Advice
What pointing mortar do you recommend?
We like the Romex Rompox Easy range - is a highly water permeable pavement fixing mortar that allows almost all quantities of rainwater to seep into the ground. Due to the open porous structure of ROMPOX - EASY, all the requirements for a water permeable and thus environmentally friendly pavement fixing mortar are fulfilled.
Benefits to Romex:
- Allows you to pressure/power wash your paving without worrying that the mortar will be blasted out of your joints. - It will not discolour. - The compound bonds to the stone rather than just setting in the joints in a rigid shape. - It is not affected by frost and ice.
Application time is 20 to 30 minutes at +20 degrees C (working temperature) At low temperatures there is slow hardening At high temperatures there is quick hardening Surfaces can be walked on after 24 hours - Minimum joint width 5mm