In-situ Concrete Paving

What you will need:

  • Pine wood
  • X3 500mm long
  • X2 540mm long
  • 1x 20.5mm
  • Drill
  • Wood screws
  • Cooking oil
  • Water
  • Block brush
  • Plastic float
  • 2 buckets of river sand
  • 1 bucket of cement

What to do:

  1. Lay the 3 x 500mm piece of wood parallel to each (with enough space in between)
  2. Place 1 x 540mm at top and another at the bottom to create a frame. Screw the all pieces together
  3. Place the remaining small 20.5mm piece into one frame to create 2 halves one side
  4. Mix 2 buckets of river sand with 1 bucket cement with enough water to form a dry mixture
  5. Find the best spot in the garden where you want to lay the pavers.
  6. Coat the inside of the mould with a releasing agent (you can use cooking oil)
  7. Place your mould on the chosen spot the pour in your mixture
  8. First wet the soil with a little bit of water using a block brush. Pour in the mixture and use a trowel to firm it into the corners up the top.
  9. Use a float to smooth the top of you pavers. If you want a smoother look, just sprinkle a bit of water then float it again
  10. Use a rubber mallet to gently tap the mould, then  lift the wooden mould  to release the pavers
  11. Carry on creating a pathway until you have reaching the require length
  12. Leave the pavers to dry for a minimum of 24hrs.

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