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What could I use for a patio floor
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crazibob    Posted 05-02-2003 at 20:14:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a concrete pad 20'X 25' it old, cracked but has a 12,000 gal cistern under it that needs access. Could I pour 4" over it with new concrete? What about bricks or stones? Wood is out- dont want to contaminate my drinkin water with stain once a year, plastic flooring is way outta sight$$. thanks-bob

DeadCarp    Posted 05-03-2003 at 05:56:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Around here the redimix place sells re-crushed concrete cheap (truckload for $75) Scatter a bag of cement on it, it sets up hard enough for cars when you sprinkle/compact it or it gets rained on, but not so hard you could still move it if you had to. Plus it's safe for boat ramps, patio slabs, shed floors and sidewalks around water. :)

E. Ray    Posted 05-05-2003 at 04:28:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Could you use this for a parking area, or a drive? Is it cost effective?.....E. Ray

Randy    Posted 05-03-2003 at 02:59:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Probably the cheapest and fastest way would be stones. It would take a lot of bricks and the cost adds up fast. A load of stones and an hour and you're done. That doesn't stop the cracking though. Not sure where you are if the freeze thing is a problem or not. The cracks will keep coming without sealing them first. Bluestone is nice also, more labor intensive and costly though. Do you use it for a patio at all?

Yankee    Posted 05-03-2003 at 20:05:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I drive for a ready mix company.We have a 3/8 chip mix we sell that is ideal for cap sealing.Poured at about a 7to8inch slump it will fill cracks and seal the surface and is easy to finish too.Check with your area ready mix co.and see what they have.

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