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Cement & Hardcore

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Munroist, 26 Sep 2019.

  1. Munroist

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    I was wanting a really weak concrete just to hold something in place for a while, I have cement and any amount of hardcore (but no aggregate) - what would happen if I sieved out some of the bigger bits from the hardcore and mixed the finer stuff with cement - would it bond it together ?
     
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    Yes. Have you ever seen a bag of cement that has got wet & hardened, it dries like rock.
     
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    Go and buy a bag of sand for gods sake.

    Andy
     
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    I once had some leftover type 1 mot from making the sub base for my garden path. It was really nice and dusty, like ballast. I added some cement and it made fantastic concrete.
     
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