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Timeserved bricklayer , developing to Construction Site Manager and Educated to Site Engineer. Having been in the Industry for 35 years carrying out all types of general construction . renovation and historical renovation and remedial works.Now mainly on luxury dwellings to the value of £2M. Having been self employed and advising main Contractors and Developers through Construction phases and managing the works from concept to completion.Having a broad spectrum of experience.
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Bud, What you have described would alert me to believe the paving substrate was not prepared or compacted properly before the paving was laid. You could concrete over if the increased height does not
Hi Use a mastic trowel .As called in the UK They come in various sizes and are similar to a small flat knife. You van then use decorators caulk to finish once the plaster has dried. Apply enough to
Claire, Your flagstone paving should not move. If it is moving after only three weeks then there is a potential for it to get worse. Laying stone flags on a dry mix is not reccomended as you rely on
Andrew, Your description is vaque and I would need more information and photos ( email@example.com) If its the joint between new and exisitng you are likely to get differential movement , shrinkage
Angus If your tiles are in good condition then leave them. You may ask why, well if you seal them they wont breath as they are meant to and sealant will hold in any airborn impurities that has accumulated
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