Car Care and comfort of its content is significantly improved if the floor in the garage lay paving slabs. Its smooth surface will maintain order in the room. In addition it is highly resistant to mechanical damage, is inert to gasoline, motor oil and other chemical goods.
Time spent time and money on his device you for many years to get rid of worries for its repair. Among the shortcomings of such a coating include the following: absorbency paving tile mud hygroscopicity.
Methods of laying paving stone on the ground in the garage
Paving laying on the sand
This method is the easiest. It allows you to get quality coverage without a concrete screed.
Therefore, a convenient garage floor of beautiful stone blocks you make much faster.
The sequence of works:
We carry out longitudinal and transverse layout of the ground. Leveled and tamped it carefully. If not compactors, you can use the log line or bar to which are attached the handle.
Making the dumping sand. Cushion layer should be 3-5 cm. Sand shed water from a hose and rinse it again rammed.
Then prepare a dry sand-cement mixture in a proportion 1: 4. It is important that the sand was sifted and did not contain the roots of plants and stones. Such a composition is called "gartsovka". Sift with a layer thickness of 2-3 cm over the entire floor space in the garage.
We begin paving. First, publish its small section, observing the pattern and direction of laying, maintaining a uniform distance between the stones of 3-5 mm.
Then take alternately according to the pattern of the tile and start to establish gartsovku. During the work will need a rubber mallet, which we will "adjust" the stones and building level, which will prompt the correct laying of whether the flatness and levelness observed.
Once these works are completed, on the surface of the pavers need to sprinkle the same cement-sand mixture and brush with stiff bristles to rub it into the tile seams.
The final stage: the floor in the garage shed water jet from a hose. This will allow the composition to solidify at the seams.
Tip: If the groundwater level in the area is high, it is necessary to provide for the possibility of their removal, and make high-quality waterproofing.
For these purposes may be used waterproof membrane bilayer sheets of roofing material, sealed either bituminous mastic. Do not forget to bring roofing material on the walls of the room. This will make the interior of the garage inaccessible to flooding.
Paving on the concrete base
First, we prepare the soil: Align and utrambuem it. It is desirable to lubricate the liquid precoat floor clay.
Then we carry gravel or crushed stone backfilling middle fraction. The thickness of the underlying layer should be 10-15 cm. Carefully align and utrambuem it, removing too large stones. To control the thickness of the layer along the walls at an interval of 80-100 cm pegs mounted with marks. Tolerances horizontally - 2 cm.
On the gravel bed pour sand layer and distribute it in such a manner that the thickness of the cushion does not exceed 10 cm. Optimally - 5-7 cm. Sand, watered and compacted.
Puts waterproofing material. It is possible to use polyethylene density of 200-300 microns. His paintings plank overlap of 15-20 cm. Places glued joints of PVC tape. The film should go on the wall above the garage pavers level by 15-20 cm. In the corners of polyethylene neatly folded, and the whole area of the film - is smoothed.
If the garage floor decided to make insulation, then placed the sheets of foam thickness of 3-5 cm. Joints between them can be filled with foam.
Stacking produce a reinforcing layer. Optimal variant: mesh with a mesh 10/10 and the bar thickness of 5 mm. Reinforcements should be placed throughout the floor.
For convenience concrete set of wooden planks, so they formed a straight longitudinal "strips". The height of the rails - 10 cm, spacing - 1 m.
Prepared concrete mortar. You can use the brand M 300 cement. His relationship to sand - 1: 3. Underpour "bands" concrete. Its layer should protrude slightly above the rails, because of him we will dub the floor, shifting excess board solution, laid across the "bands".
Concrete is poured slowly, giving everyone the opportunity to gain a layer fortress. At the end of the work to begin laying the pavers.
Preparing a cement-sand mortar for masonry paving tiles. Take the construction trowel and start working from the corner of the room. It recommended distance from the place of work to lay a small square tiles, following the pattern and direction of laying.
Alternately transfer the paving stones, masonry trowel plank mixture was 2-3 cm thick and aligned stones, tapping thereon a rubber mallet.
Use a level to check correctness of installation of paving slabs. It is recommended to endure a small slope in the direction of the entrance to the garage. This will allow water to flow freely during washing the floor with water from a hose.
Overwrite seams cement-sand mixture and a water shed floor in order to harden it.
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