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Considering Soil Types - Concrete Subgrades - The Concrete Network

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The type of soil determines what needs to happen before placing a slab. ... soils can't be compacted and must be removed and replaced with a compressible fill.

Proper Subgrade Prep - Concrete Construction

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Sep 20, 2007 ... Whether it is a foundation, sidewalk, driveway, or patio, native soil or granular material cannot be simply placed in the fill area and then covered ...

Does anybody use sand as a base before they pour concrete of a ...

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Otherwise, what is under a slab depends on the ground you are pouring the ... gravel and sand are used with wet conditions or poor soil types to give ... will be placed, then the top fill layer (the Base) is placed and compacted.

Shop for the Right Concrete Mix at The Home Depot

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This guide will teach you how to handle concrete and determine which type ... Ideal for general concrete work; Use for setting posts, building sidewalks, steps, patios, floors, ... strong bond; Use to repoint existing walls and for patching or filling.

How to Repair a Cracked Concrete Patio

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Fill the crack with the QUIKRETE 8620 caulk. Note the gray color of the concrete in contrast to the white concrete stain on my patio. The QUIKRETE 8620 caulk is  ...

How To Install A DIY Concrete Patio - Remodelaholic

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Aug 26, 2013 ... Tips for Mixing, Pouring and Finishing the DIY Concrete Patio ... We only filled it up once in a day, with about 2 gallons of gas. ..... never in a million gazillion years would I EVER consider taking on THAT kind of project as DIY!

How to Pour a Concrete Patio (with Pictures) - wikiHow

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Determine where you want to construct a concrete patio, how large it will be, and its .... Move the float back and forth to smooth the patio and to fill in low spots.

Flagstone: sand, cement, or gravel? | Devine Escapes

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Mar 19, 2014 ... Gravel—really no problems here, just use the right type of gravel. ... Cement is of course a fine joint filling material if the flagstone happens to rest upon a ... flagstone patio with screenings AKA stone dust between the joints ...

Filling Joints in Patio Pavers | Today's Homeowner

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Oct 13, 2014 ... The joints between patio pavers are usually filled with sand, which ... How to Seal Expansion Joints in a Concrete Driveway ... to fill gaps between 12 x 12 inch pavers, the sweep in kind just washes out and does not harden.

How to Lay a Paver Patio | Today's Homeowner

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Thanks for the insights on how to lay patio pavers over a concrete slab! .... We finished it by using concrete grout to fill in the spaces between blocks, ... 1) should some type of spacer be used between the pavers and foundation of the house, ...

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Concrete Subbase & Subgrade Defined - The Concrete Network

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What lies below your concrete slab is critical to a successful job. ... "Concrete Floor and Slab Construction," should be "compactible, easy to trim, granular fill that ...

Compact Fill Under Slab | Ask the Builder

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Jul 27, 2015 ... Uncompacted fill under concrete slabs of any type is a recipe for disaster. If uncompacted soil or fill sinks under a slab, you end up with a hollow ...

QUIKRETE® - Building a Concrete Patio

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A poured concrete patio can be a gray, utilitarian slab or it may be a highly decorative focal point of your backyard living environment. By including a decorative ...