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patio pointing help

Discussion in 'Building' started by coop5, 26 May 2019.

  1. ^woody^

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    I've never seen any tooled nice and smooth so presumed it can't be done. I've had concerns about ants, weeds and algae/Moss too.
     
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    Gimme 5 and I'll post a few piccies. It can be worked and shaped and tooled. And the wetter the better. Win win.
     
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  5. Charlie George

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    Geofix has a bad reputation, i'm with Woody you can't beat sand and cement.
    From the boss of well known paving forum.


    None of the 1-part polymerics are wonderful, but some are truly awful, and GeoFix falls into the latter category.

    Use the search button above to look for the term GeoFix and you'll find hundreds of complaints about it from users of this forum over 15 years or more. It's old and failed technology that has never been improved in quarter of a century.

    The best 1-part poymerics are just about OK for patio work as long as there'll be no power washing, no over-hanging trees to cover the paving (and jointing) with a bed of leaves each year, and nothing heavier than a child's bike travelling across the pavement.
     
  6. noseall

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    What about a couple of years worth of truck and trailer across it? The rumble strip I did a few years back is still pristine.



    Poor installation is mostly to blame.
     
  7. Ian H

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    Are they sawn Khandla Grey slabs Noseall? Looks great.
     
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  9. noseall

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    Thanks Ian.
    Smooth grey ("Silver Grey") Ethan Mason calibrated fellas. Not the cheapest or the most expensive but decent gear. The trick is making sure you tighten up the joints on the smaller units and keep the larger unit joints around 10-12mm.
     
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  10. noseall

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    Especially the way I do it.(y)
     
  11. coop5

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    I avoided the brush-in products after using some on my last patio.

    Yes very easy to work with and imo look fantastic when first done, range of colours too. But after one winter it started to crack and weeds somehow started to pop up.

    So decided to go sand and cement
     
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    If there is any movement in the slabs, the slabs are not solid bedded or if the product has not been compressed and tooled or laid in dry, then I would say there could be problems.
     
  13. Ian H

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    Did you mix it really really wet then sweep in in?
     
  14. noseall

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    No. You douse the patio in water, sweep off the excess water, empty the contents onto the slabs then trowel it in. We actually used our tile grouting tool*, a pointing trowel and a brick jointer.

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