Securing wood in concrete

14 Aug 2021
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I want to lay gravel over a section of my garden, but need to add an edge to stop the gravel travelling.
I’ve laid some wooden battens into mortar (with a gravel bed underneath for drainage) and use screws about 1 inch proud in the under side of the wood to make them more secure in the concrete.
See pic.
Is this going to work?


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yes, it should last for two years before rotting away.

Did you consider brick edging?

your gate is upside down.
I haven’t done much work with mortar and thought a long batten simpler than wonky brickwork…
Sounds like I’ve got two years to practise…
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