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Tips For Laying A Concrete Path

By: Phineas Gray
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June 6, 2012

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If you decide to lay a path, there are certain things you need to know in order to lay it correctly. Paths in Maidstone can be constructed from different materials such as gravel, brick or concrete. This article will discuss concrete paths and what to expect when installing them.

 

If you have chosen to install a concrete path, this is one of the more popular choices because of its durability and cost effectiveness. It is extremely important to install the path correctly. If you do not, then the concrete will not last the amount of time it is supposed to. If done properly, concrete paths in Maidstone will last for years to come.

Before preparing the area, you need to choose the design and color you want. You can have a smooth surface or a texture. There are dozens of options to choose from so it helps to go in with an idea in your mind of what you want. Usually a person will look at their garden and try to complement the style or theme of the existing design.

As you lay the concrete, the base should be level. The path should be at least 3 inches deep so it is strong enough to withstand weight, pressure or any outside elements it may encounter such as rain or snow. The concrete must be reinforced to avoid cracking. As the concrete is being poured, you need to make sure it has been properly mixed.

From there, you have several options while the concrete is drying. For one, you could stamp or imprint on the concrete to give the path a unique look. You should research the type of imprinting that can be done to achieve the look you want. Not only do you have that as an option, but you can also change the color while the concrete is starting to harden.

It is also recommended to pour concrete on a dry, warm day. If it is raining, the concrete will still set, but there might be low spots. You would hate to have all that work done only to have to redo it. This also holds true for preparing the area properly. Without spending adequate time preparing the area, you are setting up yourself for future problems. Paths in Maidstone should last you many years and if they do not, it was because of poor installation.

 


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