DIYnot
Local | Network
   DIYnot > Forums
Local | Network
DIYnot Network Local DIYnot Network Local  
  Forum IndexForum Index     RulesRules    HelpHelp     Join FREERegister Free     About CookiesCookies     SearchSearch     LoginLogin 

Concrete Path - Concrete Mix


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Building
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
planemad

from United Kingdom

Joined: 05 Nov 2008
Posts: 532
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 18 times

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:07 pm Reply with quote

I'm gonna do a small path in my garden tomorrow, I have the all in ballast and cement and framework to complete the job

The path is only 2.5m long and approx 800mm wide.

What is the mix ratio for all in ballast to cement?

Also is it worth me putting in any reinforcement mesh?

I'm using B&Q all in ballast and its a seems very red in colour (hope my path dries a nice colour.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators

If you do not want to see this advert, click here to login or if you are new click here to join free.
noseall

from United Kingdom

Joined: 02 Feb 2006
Posts: 19844
Location: Staffordshire,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 1175 times

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:36 pm Reply with quote

planemad wrote:
What is the mix ratio for all in ballast to cement?

Also is it worth me putting in any reinforcement mesh?

I'm using B&Q all in ballast and its a seems very red in colour (hope my path dries a nice colour.


6:1

No.

What do you consider nice?
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Thermo

from United Kingdom

Joined: 21 Oct 2004
Posts: 9982
Location: Sussex,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 148 times

PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:48 pm Reply with quote

b and q ballast is more akin to mot the all in ballast
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
planemad

from United Kingdom

Joined: 05 Nov 2008
Posts: 532
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 18 times

PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:44 pm Reply with quote

Sorry thermo, I don't understand what you mean?

Thanks
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
noseall

from United Kingdom

Joined: 02 Feb 2006
Posts: 19844
Location: Staffordshire,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 1175 times

PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:50 pm Reply with quote

planemad wrote:
Sorry thermo, I don't understand what you mean?

Thanks


Forgive him (Thermo) he ain't slept since Friday and is probably delirious! icon_razz.gif icon_lol.gif
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
planemad

from United Kingdom

Joined: 05 Nov 2008
Posts: 532
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 18 times

PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:15 pm Reply with quote

LOL

I actually did half the path on Sunday, used a dryer mix at the bottom and normal mix on top.

Its drying out now and has gone solid, I have sprayed the top with water a few times and kept covered.
What I have noticed is there looks like a shiny glaze on top of the concrete.

What is this?
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
noseall

from United Kingdom

Joined: 02 Feb 2006
Posts: 19844
Location: Staffordshire,
United Kingdom
Thanked: 1175 times

PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:44 pm Reply with quote

planemad wrote:
LOL

I actually did half the path on Sunday, used a dryer mix at the bottom and normal mix on top.

Its drying out now and has gone solid, I have sprayed the top with water a few times and kept covered.
What I have noticed is there looks like a shiny glaze on top of the concrete.
What is this?


Did you trowel the concrete smooth once it had firmed up or did you allow it to dry with a film of water on top? If you did the latter then it may dust-off.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Building All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Similar Topics   Replies   Views   Posted 
Concrete Path level with "dampcourse" 6 140 Thu May 03, 2012 12:01 pm
Puddles forming on concrete path - how to level path ?? 4 1060 Tue May 19, 2009 12:32 pm
Concrete Path Needs Replacing 8 180 Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:27 pm
Concrete path around house 4 540 Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:43 am
concrete path 5 120 Thu May 24, 2012 10:51 pm


 
DIYnot
Find an Expert | Find a Supplier | Search DIYnot.com
Network | Advertising | Newsletter
DIY | DIY How To | @home | DIY Wiki | DIY Forum
By using this site you agree to our Terms of Service / Disclaimer.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Copyright © 2000-2014 DIYnot Limited.