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Posted: 14 Sep. 2019,18:14 QUOTE

So I'm looking to lay a new patio as our current slabs are all broke chipped ect Ive took a few slabs up and found old sort of cement on each corner of old slab and what I think is type 1 I've never laid slabs before can I just remove slabs lay sand and put new slabs down or will I need to dig out the whole area

I have pictures on my phone but not sure how to upload them

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Posted: 14 Sep. 2019,19:14 QUOTE

If you can successfully remove the old slabs and bedding layer, and there is sufficient sub base, then you could lay ontop, providing there is no obvious sinkage
I would recommend you run a compactor plate over the whole area first

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Posted: 16 Sep. 2019,09:55 QUOTE

How to Upload Photies

The "old sort of cement" is most likely some awful Spot Bedding and will definitely have to go. What lies beneath, if it is a Type 1 or equivalent sub-base, and it's still sound, even and stable, then that can probably be re-utilised.

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