The zealous owners never throw away the materials remaining after the construction. Yes, and the old are used. Our tips site will show and tell you how you can use old slate that is left behind after replacing your roofing. Or the remains of a new slate, bought with a stock.
If you followed the recommendations of the portal and carefully dismantled the old slate from the roof of a house or outbuilding, you can reuse it to build a fence. Yes, the fence will turn out to be quite fragile, but if a neighbor does not enter it in a car and is not destroyed by vandals, it will last long enough. The slate is not afraid of frost, the fence turns out to be solid, it will close the yard from the glances of passers-by. It looks, of course, not as attractive as forged metal with polycarbonate, but the fencing of the site will cost you almost free.
For arranging raised, warm beds or just a fence for them. Such beds look neat, slate will serve for a long time, more than one season. It is necessary to dig in pieces of slate of the same size to a depth of about 20 centimeters. However, we have already told you how to make such beds correctly..
For arranging a compost pit or box. Organic fertilizers will not interfere with any vegetable garden and garden, and leaves, mown grass, cleaning of vegetables will have much to do, so this option for using old slate is quite popular.
For arranging the formwork when working with concrete mortar, old flat slate is most often used, but the wave slate is also suitable if the result will not be noticeable in the end.
Old slate will also come in handy in the construction of simple outbuildings – a shed for tools, an outdoor toilet and a summer shower. Such buildings, of course, cannot be called solid. But as cheaply and quickly as possible, until the owners are going to build a capital barn and a shower with a toilet, slate structures will perform these functions.
Even broken slate, the debris left after dismantling the roof, can be used. Pieces of slate can be used as a drainage dump when arranging a blind area or lay out a garden path between the beds. Walking barefoot along such a path, of course, is not worth it, but there will be no dirt either..