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Matching existing concrete

Discussion in 'Building' started by MorphDoc, 24 May 2021.

  1. MorphDoc

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    Hi folks,

    Fresh home owner here and DIYer who is trying to save some cash

    I built a path at the fron of my house but now I need to fill the gap between my path and the existing concrere driveway. I know it will be difficult to match the colour but I would like to at least try to get similar look. The house is from 1955, so I guess the driveway must be similar age.

    Here it is:
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    https://imgur.com/a/SFSnV71

    and here is tje gap
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    http://imgur.com/a/2woce01

    I think it has pea gravel in it, but I am not sure what mix to use. 1:2:4 (cement:pea gravel:sand) or different ratio?

    Thanks for advice :)
     
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  3. MorphDoc

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    anyone?
     
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    Colour will vary by stength of mix,brand of cement and type of sand/aggregate so match us difficult to achieve.
     
  5. Harry Bloomfield

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    My limited experience with concrete suggests a match will not be easy. When you tamp and smooth it down, the pebble will naturally go below the surface, so I would be looking to..... Tamping, smoothing and allowing it to partially set up, then scatter some suitable sized pebbles over the surface and partially tamping them in.
     
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    Here you go:
     
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  7. JohnD

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    I can't see your photos

    (You can can add pics to your reply by copy and paste, or with the "upload a file" button)

    It sounds to me like you want an Exposed Aggregate finish to match old, worn concrete.

    This can be done by hosing and brushing the surface after initial set. Try a goggle search for videos.


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    Too slow!
     
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