Step 1

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Pry up Stones

Use a pry bar to lift uneven stones.

Step 2

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Pour Builder's Sand

Create a new base with builder's sand. This coarse sand is very gritty and will hold the slates in place.

Step 3

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Level the Slate

Leveling the slate is a matter of trial and error. You'll have to adjust the amount of sand and use a level to make sure the slate is level.

Step 4

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Plant Moss Between Cracks

There are cracks in the slate patio, and we decided on a temporary solution — moss. By planting moss between the cracks, we give the patio an English feel, matching the style of the house and concealing the cracks.