Patio extension for spa

This morning we finished a natural flagstone patio extension that allows for easy entry into a newly installed spa. We left the backside open for panel access and an area for the cover to fold into.

During our initial customer consultation, some thought had been given to using a concrete paver product for the construction of the patio extension. Based on our observation of severe efflorescence in locally manufactured concrete pavers recently, and our affinity for natural materials, we suggested using a locally derived andesite flagstone.

The majority of the patio was dry set on a sand base with the patio edges and the small retaining wall set into mortar.

Stage 2 will consist of building a small privacy screen around the spa and rockwork, with thoughts for softening the whole installation later with plants.