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Old 06-10-2008, 12:52 AM   #16
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Here's a little more progress. I got started making a walkway to the patio, once I was done pouring the patio stones.
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Old 06-21-2008, 07:54 PM   #17
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I have one of those molds with a slightly different pattern. I used it for paths around my raised beds and paths across the yard of my old house. I removed just enough soil to get them fairly flush with the turf, and then used dirt with grass seed as grout. I could mow over them with no problem, and and we really liked the look with the grass growing between.

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Old 08-01-2008, 11:22 PM   #18
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Here's a little update:

I put the BBQ on to see how it was coming along. Now I'm ready for stain, grout, and landscape.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:20 AM   #19
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Hey - any update on your project? How did the staining process go? How are the blocks holding up? What type of concrete did you use?

I just ordered a different walkmaker mold to put in a slightly larger patio. I don't think the mold is curve at the top like the pavers you used, so I'm hoping it will hold up a bit better with a table and chairs on it.

I'm not sure where all the feedback on pavers being as inexpensive if not cheaper than using these molds - from the pricing I did, its not even close.

Any information out there would be much appreciated.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:44 AM   #20
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The stones are holding up great! I never got to staining them, as they aren't stark-white like a sidewalk, but I finished landscaping around them. I will upload a picture ASAP. I used the bag mix from Home Depot and it seems like I saved a lot compared to buying pavers. I still have the stain, but as you will see from pics, the bare concrete color seems to work for me. I couldn't be happier with the results.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:05 AM   #21
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I am new to this mb, but like what you have done. Thanks for the step-by-step pictures. Helps us to visualize the process. This is something I have considered doing. I keep bringing in more rocks to my landscaping to which my husband replies..."for years we carried off the rocks from our property, and now you are bringing them back!" Of course, this time I am bringing "pretty" rocks back in.

Leah...appreciated you humor in your post. Your Grandmother sounds like my mother. If I had half of her energy...LOL
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:05 PM   #22
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Here are some pictures from the patio - rough dimensions were 20' by 10'. We used the european block WalkMaker mold and rented an electric cement mixer for the weekend, which was well worth the $90. Filling the mold 50+ times was a lot of work, but we were very happy with the results. The concrete is almost fully cured and we are going to applying an etching stain and then seal. We only needed about 48 bags for 55 of the 24" molds, so buy a little on the light end to avoid reloading and returning extra bags. The top picture with the table is the post-grouting picture with the topping mix.

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The only problem is that the sqare mold sections stand out no matter what you do to turn then and confuse people.

Individual batches always lead to color variations that bring out the mold patterns.

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Actually, most people who have seen it and did not really notice the squares at first, particularly once it was "grouted". Once you point it out, its not hard to see, but hardly takes away from it. Also, if you look at the top picture, there aren't really color variations that jump out at you (except for the last row that got caught in a brief squall that we had not anticipated).

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