Advice needed for Pointing a garden patio
Good evening all
We have recently had a garden patio laid by a friend of a friend upon viewing his previous work was happy for him to undertake the work.
He used all in ballast and cement to create a concrete base and then laid the slate slabs using dot and dab system. I initially though it should be laid on a full bed however when returning home had seen he had already laid 3/4 using dot and dab and being a complete novice thought this was fine.
We decided to do our own pointing of the patio using Marshals weather point 365 however have now realised that in order to use this it needs to be a full bed otherwise it will just seep into the cavities under the slabs and therefore would be a waste of time and money.
Can anyone recommend the best way in order to point the slabs taking into account it is dot and dab and not marking or staining slabs? the slabs themselves are 25mm thick and then taking into account the dot and dab it is quite a depth to fill!
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, have attached pictures for viewing.