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dustymcuga 09-27-2012 12:58 PM

How to pour a concrete sidewalk on a hill??
 
I tore down an old wooden deck in my back yard, and now I have 2 disconnected ends of a sidewalk with a slight hill (maybe 3'/15') between them. I'd like to connect the 2 with a new sidewalk in between, but I'm not sure how to do it correctly to prevent it from cracking, especially since it's on an incline. Any advice? Thanks.

JonM 09-27-2012 02:30 PM

Don't add a lot of water to your concrete...and you can also use some 6" x 6" wire and it will be stronger.

Canarywood1 09-27-2012 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by dustymcuga (Post 1018479)
I tore down an old wooden deck in my back yard, and now I have 2 disconnected ends of a sidewalk with a slight hill (maybe 3'/15') between them. I'd like to connect the 2 with a new sidewalk in between, but I'm not sure how to do it correctly to prevent it from cracking, especially since it's on an incline. Any advice? Thanks.




Just pour it at a low slump,2-3 inches should work.

concretemasonry 09-27-2012 05:19 PM

If you are going 15' on soil that may not be the best or right, make sure you have joints to control where the cracks will be and not show. If you do not have the right base, no sidewalk will span structurally over 15' without cracking sooner or later.

Dick


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