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Old 11-20-2011, 08:19 AM   #16
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The only problem is a few spots like this where there was an air pocket and there is a hole in the concrete. can I fill these with something? looks like a place for water to sit and freeze that I don't want:



A bit of sharp sand and cement will fill the holes. Damp down the concrete a bit first. Nice looking workmanship.

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Looks like a really professional job. One little point I noticed - did you have enough cement in the mortar mix as the new pointing looks very yellow, or is that because of the sand colour (that's how we spell colour). The mix for this sort of application should be 1:1:6 That's 6 parts sand, 1 part lime (for plasticity & stickyness) and 1 part cement and about 1 standard bucket of water. You can skip the lime, but the mortar will not be as smooth to apply. The sand should be 'brikies' sand, free of salt and a touch of clay. Here is a spec for different mortars; follow the link
www.abcbricksales.com.au/howtomortar.pdf

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Looks like a really professional job. One little point I noticed - did you have enough cement in the mortar mix as the new pointing looks very yellow, or is that because of the sand colour (that's how we spell colour). The mix for this sort of application should be 1:1:6 That's 6 parts sand, 1 part lime (for plasticity & stickyness) and 1 part cement and about 1 standard bucket of water. You can skip the lime, but the mortar will not be as smooth to apply. The sand should be 'brikies' sand, free of salt and a touch of clay. Here is a spec for different mortars; follow the link
www.abcbricksales.com.au/howtomortar.pdf

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The mortar has a color tint to it, the sand was a little on the yellow side as well. I tried to match existing, but it's tough, as it dries it changes color and the existing mortar is dirty which doesn't help.

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