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- Concrete looks easy but can be a little bugger and is hard work.
- When you dig out the location for the concrete, make sure you keep the depth all the same. A 4" slab is figured
like Lumber sizes 4" is 3 1/2", you are ordering concrete at 4" deep, but you set it up at 3 1/2"
deep, otherwise you will run short of concrete, 6" is 5 1/2" etc.
- If you need a lot of time to pour a slab, have the Concrete Company put a Suspender in it, it will be wet for
a longer period of time, until the suspender evaporates, then it sets up normally. This can make it really wet
so you may not want to work it a lot with the Bull Float.
- Want that Concrete job to come out better, wet it down everyday, the slower it cures the harder it will be.
- Want a different look, before you do the final Troweling, throw Rock Salt on the Concrete and Trowel it in
to the finish, when you wet it down the Rock Salt dissolves and leaves little holes in it.
- Want the Finish like a mirror, black and shinny, you need a power Trowel for this one, attach a can of water
to the handle of the power trowel, sprinkle water on it and keep Troweling, it will get Black and Shinny, you really
do not want to do this, but I have done it and it was shiny lol, and is really hard on the blades of the Trowel,
you will heat up the edges of the trowel quite a bit.
- Don't let the concrete tools lay around to long or the concrete will be very hard to remove.
- Make your own hand float with a piece of 1 x 4, attach some kind of hand grip and away you go, you do need
a Bull Float, but most concrete company's or Rental places have that, you use the Bull Float after you are done
placing the concrete, it smooths out the finish so when you go to hand Trowel it, it is smooth and it also works
up a cream that covers the stones, if you work up to much cream with the Bull Float, the surface may chip off later,
so just enough to smooth it out.
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