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Old 06-15-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Pour concrete over rock?


My two garbage cans spend their days on a 3' x 8' bed of gravel that I would like to cover with concrete. The gravel is 1/2" broken gray stone. If I could pour about a 1/2" of concrete over that, it would be flush with the driveway and make my day. Can do? House is in Houston.

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Pour concrete over rock?


A half inch of concrete will break up in a heartbeat!
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A half inch of concrete will break up in a heartbeat!
You may not even get a full heartbeat! Even an epoxy pour that thing will not hold up to trash cans and weather forces.

Rather than forming and pouring you might think of a platform made of 12x12 pavers or something like treated lumber but they had better be thicker than 1/2" and your base will need to be prepared and leveled.
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You may not even get a full heartbeat! Even an epoxy pour that thing will not hold up to trash cans and weather forces.

Rather than forming and pouring you might think of a platform made of 12x12 pavers or something like treated lumber but they had better be thicker than 1/2" and your base will need to be prepared and leveled.
Hey, good idea, I do have a source for about 30 feet of free pavers. Will look better than concrete, too. Gracias boys!
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