How To Make your own Concrete Pavers

Concrete pavers are produced to imitate the look of clay brick pavers. Concrete pavers are available in a variety of styles to suit a variety of applications. There is also a large range of colors to choose from, through the use of dyes. It is however recommended that you use color sealants on concrete pavers, this Round Circle Concrete Maker is one I found on amazon. The advantage of using concrete pavers for your driveways, walkways and patios, is that repairs are so easy. It is a matter removing the unwanted paver, then replacing with a new one.

After you have found the right spot for your concrete walk way removing the grass with a shovel to that the area is level, for me adding water to the area to soften the ground, it makes getting the grass up much easier. After you have finished leveling the area and making your walk way or stepping stone area with Walk Maker Reusable Concrete Path MakerI found this on amazon and was my favorite to use for this project.

MIXING YOUR OWN CONCRETE

To make standard concrete, mix 1 part Portland cement, 1.5 parts gravel and 1 part sand with 0.5 parts water.

Use water that is clean and free from acid, alkaline, sulfate and oil. Mixing concrete in a wheelbarrow provides an easy way to move it where you need it.

HOW TO SEE IF YOUR CONCRETE IS READY

Use the back of a shovel to create a smooth surface, then use the side of the shovel to create a groove. If the surface remains smooth and the sides of the groove hold their shape, your concrete is ready. If you cannot create a distinct groove, add more water. The groove may caves in if so then mix in more dry ingredients.

If you need a step by step directions I Googled the directions and many YouTube video’s came up.



2 Comments

  1. Scott Sage on March 21, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    I want to try this. You make it seem so easy!

  2. Ilana Gumprecht on September 9, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    I need to to thank you for this very good read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I have got you book-marked to look at new things you post…

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