Do-it-yourself concrete pad
It is very easy to make such a concrete area in front of a house or garage with your own hands. The site is poured in place in turn into a tile shape with a decorative pattern. Unlike commercial forms, our homemade, which makes it possible to make tiles of any size and thickness.Ideally, of course, it would be better to weld such a form of metal. But if you have no desire and you need to quickly lay out a small area, then the tree is more practical, since it is easier to work with it. For easier extraction of the form from concrete, all its faces were smeared with Vaseline. In my case , it takes about 36 kg of mortar to produce a single slab to fill in the form.Before you remove a form, you must wait about two hours for the mortar to set. Then gently raise the form, alternately from different sides.If, after removing the form, torn or broken edges are formed, they can be corrected manually until the concrete is completely frozen. In general, there is no need to worry about them, because at the end all the cracks will be shed with concrete and it will fill all voids and cracks.With the end stage, I spread the cement without the dye, shed and wiped all the cracks with it.The tile was rubbed with a damp sponge to remove excess concrete for grouting. I am satisfied with the result I wanted, and I got it. In the future I plan to make garden paths in the same way. Good luck to everyone!
Form for tilesThe form is homemade, quadrant, with dimensions of 90 cm x 90 cm x 8 cm Made of thin wooden plank. The decorative pattern is made with slats, not the full thickness of the form. Everything is sealed with conventional screws.
Laying a concrete platform in front of the garageAlign the area to be filled.I managed a simple alignment, without any substrates, put the tile directly on the ground. Preparing a solution of cement. For dyeing, I used a special dye for cement so that the tile would have a more familiar color. After the solution is well mixed and has the right consistency, we proceed directly to the installation. We set the form and fill it with the solution. We smooth everything up to a flat surface on top.
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