Repointing my Patio!

I have needed to and wanted to repoint my patio since I first moved in. There have been some gapes in the grouting, alongside lots of weeds and some wobbly paving slabs. I had it jet washed a few months earlier and it looks lovely and clean, but destroyed the grouting even more. There were lots of spaces missing completely and others that were still intact. 

I had originally organised for a contractor to come out, but then he injured himself so there was going to be a huge delay. Another company gave me a very reasonable quote so I booked with them and waited in from 8am until 1pm for them to arrive. I ended up ringing another contact number I found, only to hear they were in Butlins and hadn't "added it to the diary". In the end, it was rescheduled for the following week, when I wasn't really around. 

I originally selected Stone Grey for the grout colour, only to find it wasn't in stock so instead Basalt was selected. It's not quite the colour I was originally after, but I really wanted it completing before I had my one year anniversary in the house and my cousin family celebration and barbeque. 

From a distance, the patio looks great, however up close, not quite so much. There are huge gaps in some areas, especially around the edges. I was initially told it's not done, but it looks so stupid with the big gaps, and you can see the floor underneath with plants coming up and through. There is also a lot of uneven spaces, with some sunken in, a lot more than the others. He also charge me an extra £80 to relay ad recement some of the wobbly paving stones. Well, they're still wobbly and to be honest worse than before which is very sad. The one good thing that has come out of it is instead of having an ugly drain cover covered in paint, I now have a brand new slab that covers a big hole and it is a great improvement!