POURING AND FINISHING AN EXPOSED AGGREGATE WALKWAY
Shawn Joslin tests the concrete
for washing. He feels for movement in the aggregate underneath. If it’s stable, it’s ready.
to the game to help the hose.
Get the timing right, and it’s
almost as easy as washing the
Test the area where you started pouring and see what it looks
like. If you can’t avoid blasting
gravel out of the walkway, then
it’s a bit too early. When you can
proceed without rolling gravel
down the walkway, it’s time.
Carefully strip the forms and go
for it. Systematically move to the
adjacent area as gravel in the
impact zone is exposed but not
removed. Handle your spray in a
way that doesn’t create a streaking pattern. Go over the entire
A water hose with good pressure
is the preferred method for
washing exposed aggregate.
LANDSCAPING AND OTHER HAZARDS
Green (uncured) concrete is susceptible to staining. Be careful not to get mud or landscaping supplies on the new
walk. Stains at this point may never come out. Wait 10 days or so before landscaping around your new walkway.