Sun, Jul 11, 2004, 4:01pm (EDT+4) email@example.com claims:
I'm ready to use a few bags of ready mix to top a small section of
sidewalk 2 inches thick.
I've heard that a little white glue will help it stick. I have some
TiteBond II reaching the end of it's shelf life can I use this? Or is it
a waste of time.
Being Sunday I have no access to any hardware stores in my area so I
have to do this with materials on hand.
Thanks for any quick responses. I'm going to build the form right now.
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internet is the best entertainment ever.
We're not totally clear on what you're planning to do, you seem to
have left out a detail or two. No matter. We'll give an opinion
You want to do this OVER a sidewalk? A public sidewalk, or private?
If it's a public sidewalk, I would imagine the city would have some say
in the matter.
Well, it's Sunday here too. We do have a hardware store in town
(small farm town), but I'm not sure if it's open on Sunday mornings or
not - been a lonnng time since I've been into town on a Sunday morning.
LOL However. There is ALWAYS a however. There is a Wal-Mart about 3
miles away, and that's open on Sunday. A garden shop even closer,
that's probably open on Sunday. You never did say just what supplies
you loacked. Anyway, each would have wire mesh - somehow rebar cam into
the discussion, and yes, wire mesh would work better, as you were
advised. You should do a bit of research on ferroconcret. Fascinating.
Anyway, within about 10 miles of me are also two more Wal-Marts, two
K-Marts, two Target Stores, three Lowes, and one Home Depot, that I'm
aware of, all open on Sunday.
I've never heard of putting any adhesive down for concrete work.
Interesting. I've been considering dong something similar to what you
want to do, for my conrete porch, but not quite as thick. But, I'd
figured on a muratic acid wash, to etch it (and rinsed off, carefully,
after), then a few bags of a mix made especially for that purpose.
After careful consideration, I think I'll stick to that plan. LOL
Like I said, I'm not really sure of what you're planning on doing.
Me, I'd figure a 2" slab probably wouldn't be sliding around, even
without the glue, and would probably just pour it. Probably use some
mesh in it, especially if it's gonna get a lot of foot traffic. Even
chicken wire will work - like I said, check out ferrocement, or
ferroconcrete - they've even made boats with 1/4" thick hulls - mostly
experimental tho, 1/2", and up, is better. I take it there won't be any
vehicles driving on it?
Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you
- Bernard M. Baruch
More likely, your boss gets a raise and/or promotion, from getting
credit for your work.