- Not preparing a proper base: It’s important to have a sturdy and level base for your flagstone installation. This can be achieved by digging down to a suitable depth and filling the area with a compactable material such as crushed stone. If the base is not properly prepared, the flagstones may sink or become uneven over time.
- Not using enough or the wrong type of mortar: Flagstones should be installed using a suitable mortar or adhesive to keep them in place. Not using enough mortar or using the wrong type can result in the flagstones shifting or becoming loose. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when selecting and using mortar.
- Not using a consistent pattern: When installing flagstones, it’s important to maintain a consistent pattern to ensure that the finished product looks cohesive and aesthetically pleasing. Avoid randomly placing flagstones or using different sizes or shapes without a clear plan.
- Not properly sealing the flagstones: Flagstones are porous and can be prone to staining and damage if not properly sealed. Be sure to use a high-quality sealer specifically designed for flagstones to protect them from the elements and extend their lifespan.
- Not allowing for proper drainage: It’s important to ensure that water is able to drain properly from the flagstone installation to prevent standing water and potential damage. This can be achieved by installing a suitable drainage system or by sloping the flagstones to encourage water to flow away from the area.
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