Patio slab too small-how can I make it bigger by myself?

how can I make it bigger by myself? (70 yr old woman) added that just so it would not be too laborious.

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  • Cin21825342 Cin21825342 on Jul 06, 2017
    Find someone who can lay down 12" patio blocks around the perimeter to enlarge it.
  • Robbi Fish-Lake Robbi Fish-Lake on Jul 06, 2017
    The easiest way would be to dig out a border section around the slab, spread and compress a good layer of sand and then add paver stones. It would be an attractive edging, while expanding your area. And the pavers you select can be chosen based upon the size you can manage handling.
    • Kathy Kathy on Jul 06, 2017
      Thanks that would look nice and thanks also for the how to instructions.
  • James James on Jul 06, 2017
    Hire your self some help, at 70, you are supposed to enjoy life ,not be in pain from doing to much hard work ,which patio slab work is.
  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Jul 06, 2017
    How about a perimeter of pavers or flagstones? A bit time consuming, but each piece is fairly light. Choose a different color than your slab and it could look really amazing. Almost like a quilt.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 06, 2017
    The paver or block suggestion is great, You can find pavers that are not too heavy(under 20 pounds) for about a dollar not on sale. We did this, and took our time to make a long narrow seating area between our sidewalk and the house last year. We did it in sections due to budget and other project we had going. Just don't work for long in the hot weather, it is too easy to dehydrate and get sick. This is the type project you can do over time and will have the same end result, putting in an addition to what you have. You can do this to expand even more in the future if you want even more space.
  • Add pavers to extend slab. You can do it over a bit of time or hire some neighborhood high school kids for a few hours.
  • Kathy Kathy on Jul 09, 2017
    thanks that a good idea abouy the neighborhood kids.
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