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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a 600ft dirt/gravel driveway and planning to have it chip sealed. This will be my first chip seal project so don't know much about it. The contractor is suggesting 2 layers, though I see people doing only 1 layer. I get that 2 layers will be stronger than 1, but is there a significant...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    How much would you say is fair to dig a trench in a driveway, laying 2 inch conduit or pipe and refilling with asphalt? Dimensions would be about 1 foot wide, 20 feet long and 1 foot deep.
  3. Building & Construction
    I am doing a block paving drive about 21m squared (first time) Im going to dig 250mm deep and lay 150mm compacted hardcore once done I will compact the sharp sand on top and lay the 50mm blocks my question is if I put the sharp sand down and then lay the blocks on some mortar to get them too...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello all. I am in the process of installing a stone patio in my backyard. So far I have dug up the area, tried to flatten it out(sloped away from house) with a tamper. I then put down filter fabric and began putting sand on top(I purchased and put down 500 lbs of fine sand). This looks to be...
  5. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    We have a patio that is poured concrete and would like to make it look a little nicer. It is poured in 4 slabs with exxpansion joints (with wood filler) in between. We considered porcelain tile, but we understand we cannot cover the expansion joints. Are there additives that would allow us to...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have a block-paved patio out back which is overrun with weeds coming up in between the bricks. I've tried weedkiller, but they just grow back. I've tried uprooting them all by hand, but that seems to make the cracks bigger and therefore the weeds worse. I guess I need to seal it, but as a...
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