POURING AND FINISHING AN EXPOSED AGGREGATE WALKWAY
project once, and while it is still
wet see if you need to feather in
any sand spots or clean up cloudy
Exposing the top layer of gravel
without blasting rocks out of the
walk is the goal when finishing
exposed aggregate concrete.
Note how the aggregate can be
seen inside this joint, keeping
the look consistent.
A close-up view of this exposed
aggregate walk looks like loose
gravel. I tried dislodging some of
these rocks with a key but they
were all well bonded in place.
The Mortrex Concrete Mixer is a portable tool to mix concrete for all sorts of
indoor and outdoor projects. This manual mixing tool is designed to replace the
need for big, messy wheelbarrows that are cumbersome to maneuver across
rough terrain and are impossible to transport up and down stairs. The patent-pending Mortrex tool, when used with a 5-gallon bucket, allows a single person
to mix concrete in less than half a minute and easily carry it to where you need
to go. Simply rinse off your bucket and tool when you’re finished. No matter
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MORTREX PORTABLE CONCRETE MIXING TOOL
If mixing your own small concrete pours, say
for setting posts or building a shed foundation,
a CreteSheet can be used to mix pre-mixed
concrete. Touted as "the world's simplest concrete mixer," the CreteSheet is
basically a wide, thick plastic sheet with four handles. To use, simply pour in
the concrete mix and add water according to the mix instructions, then grab
the sheet by two of the handles, and have a helper grab the other two. Roll
the mix back and forth until it achieves a cookie-dough consistency. It easily
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