If you’re considering giving your home a quick facelift, laying of paving slabs for your outdoor living spaces might be a great way to start. It can be installed in some many parts of your home’s exterior from the pathways to driveways and from the yards to the patios. With proper training and experience, laying paving slabs is a very easy and quick process. However, the issue here is, how do you calculate the number of paving slabs you need? In this step by step guide, you’ll find all the information needed to help you get started. Once you’re able to get the accurate number of paving slabs, do ensure to include extras that’ll cover up for possible errors or damages.
Just like any other measurement task, it’ll be a lot easier when you know how as well as when you have the right tools to use for the job. To get started, you’ll need a tape measure, pen or pencil, pegs, string, hammer, paper and calculator.
• Draw a sketch of the area. This sketch will take note of the area’s length and width.
• Using strings and pegs, mark out the area to be paved
• Using a tape measure, take a measurement of the length and width of the space along the string lines and note them on the sketch.
• If the area is a drive make sure that the paved area is wide enough to accommodate the cars intended
• Multiply the length of the space by the width to get the area of the space.
• Once calculated, divide the total area of the space by the area of the single slab. This will give you an accurate number of the paving slabs you’ll require to complete your project.