Lift the form straight up so it does not snag on and damage the wet concrete pavers. Hose off the form immediately to prevent the concrete mix from hardening.
Concrete moisture testing has been going on since the 1960s and today there’s a scientifically proven way to easily test the moisture content of a concrete slab. The test is called “the relative humidity test using in situ probes” and is the basis for the ASTM F2170 standard.
Concrete Pumping – advice sheet The key to a successful concrete pump pour is to manage the pour from ordering the pump and concrete, through to organising the site, to supervising the pumping operation. Some guidelines are set out below to assist with
We mixed the old soil in with soil amender (a mix of compost and manure) to improve the nutrition in the soil. The columnar basalt fountains weigh 900 lbs in total so they are very, very heavy. Move them carefully and use a partner.
Mixing Concrete - Let DIY Doctor show you how to mix concrete with this Project and Video Tutorial. Explains what sand to cement ratio you need for your Concrete Project. Find out how much cement and aggregate you need to buy using our concrete calculator. A
Kits are available to do this, or you could make them yourself using a mold and a bag of ready-mixed concrete. If you use your sprinkler heads, and the donuts from Home Depot etc. were small, sinking, breaking, too easily missed by mowers. I tried
Going upon the advice of a reputable builder, I used Quikrete fast-drying concrete for a small slab outside my house. Not load bearing. His recommendation was to dry-pour the whole thing. Framed, leveled, screeded and then watered every 30 minutes for 8 hours. I
Hose and sprayer nozzle connected to a water source Hammer and masonry chisel (if cutting pavers) or a circular saw fitted with a diamond blade Leaf blower Landscaping edger tool (optional if installing the patio in the grass)
Applying a pebble coat to your existing concrete patio or walkway is an excellent way to reduce the slickness of the surface when it becomes wet. Some pebble coating material must be applied when the concrete is still wet, but others can be applied after the