Category Archives for Cement and Concrete

How to Build a Concrete Garden Pool

There are two types of garden pools, both of which are quite easy for the handyman to make. One is an informal pool, which is best suited to informal gardens. The other is a formal pool, rectangular in shape with … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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How to Build a Garden Wall

Small concrete slabs or concrete bricks, are very suitable for building low garden walls and for making garden steps. The site of the wall should be defined with lines and pegs and the foundation should be prepared by digging a … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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How to Make Concrete Bricks

Concrete slabs for bricks, paths or walls, may be cast in a mould, as an alternative to shaping them in formwork as described above. A suitable mould is shown below right. This consists of softwood sides with divisions. The wooden … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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How to Make Concrete Slabs

Instructions for making a garden path, describe the laying of concrete in situ. An alternative method of using concrete for a path is by making slabs. These concrete slabs may also be used for making garden walls, terraces, edgings to … Continue reading

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How to Make Concrete Paths and Lay Concrete Floors

Concrete Paths: Care should be taken in siting a concrete path, or any other structure of concrete, to ensure that it is being laid in the most suitable position. Obviously large slabs of concrete cannot be moved once they have … Continue reading

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How to Measure and Mix Concrete

In order to mix the ingredients in their correct proportions, when estimating the cubic footage of a job, it will be necessary to use a measuring device. A suggestion is to make a bottomless box with square sides, measuring 12 … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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DIY Working with Concrete

Home handymen of all levels of experience will find concrete an invaluable material for many outdoor projects. It can be used for making garden paths, floors for greenhouses, sheds and garages, aprons for garages, driveways, garden walls, pergolas, garden pools … Continue reading

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DIY and Building Materials

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In addition to the fixings and adhesives, you will require a number of building materials for mixing concrete, fixing floorboards and flooring material, for damp-proofing and for laying insulation material. All the items shown here will be stocked by DIY … Continue reading

17. December 2010 by admin
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Concretework – Working With Concrete

Concretework - Working With Concrete

Concretework – Working With Concrete Working with concrete can be arduous, but the principles involved are not complicated. It is important to ensure that the proportions of cement, sand and crushed stone are correct and that you mix it properly … Continue reading

12. December 2010 by admin
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