Build a Slate Patio in 5 Steps DoItYourself.com
Aug 26, 2009 Shovel enough sand into the form to fill it. Drag the plank of wood over the form to smooth out the sand. Tamp the sand down until it is 2 inches below the edge of the form. Step 4 - Laying the Slate. When you are satisfied with the evenness of the area, you may begin to lay the slate. Select a corner to lay your first piece of slate.