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Securing wood in concrete

Discussion in 'Building' started by Why Eye, 14 Aug 2021.

  1. Why Eye

    Why Eye

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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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  2. JohnD

    JohnD

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

    Did you consider brick edging?

    p.s.
    your gate is upside down.
     
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    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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    Use another piece of wood parallel and fill with concrete to form a small lip then remove when cured.

     
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