In old or modern, natural stone is probably the most beautiful material for an aisle. Using salvage stones reduces its cost.

how to make a natural stone driveway

Dig two trenches 20 cm wide and 15 cm deep.

how to make a natural stone driveway

Mark the route with two lines.

If the land has a natural slope towards the house, provide a gutter to collect rainwater.

how to make a natural stone driveway

Make a medium concrete (250kg / m3). Fill the trenches and pave along the line.

Remove excess concrete that could interfere with the laying of other stones.

how to make a natural stone driveway

After drying (24h minimum), disburse the soil about 15 cm and spread a layer of building sand.

Grind using a martyr block or a groomer.

how to make a natural stone driveway

Start laying the stones in an opus uncertainty. Place the straightest edge along the edge.

Regularly check the alignment using a ruler.

how to make a natural stone driveway

Cut the stones if necessary with a hammer and chisel.

If you are using an angle grinder, bushhammer the cut to give it an irregular appearance.

how to make a natural stone driveway

Use stones of all sizes to maintain an even distribution over the entire length.

The joints (3 to 4 cm) must be as regular as possible.

how to make a natural stone driveway

Make the joints with a mortar made of 2 volumes of white cement, 1 volume of lime and 3 volumes of sand.

Firmly seal the joints with the cat’s tongue.

how to make a natural stone driveway

Wait a few hours for the mortar to set. Then brush the joints with a brush.

Be careful not to dig the joints too much.