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Without having done any experiments, my scientific wild-ass guess (SWAG) is 4 to 8 percent. Here are two reasons for thinking this is reasonable: The densest packing of spheres is about 74%, whereas a common less compact packing is about 68%. (74% - 68%) / 74% = 8% potential volume loss. A standard specification for careful tamping of backfill is "in ...
A number of websites have recommended adding 4% to the order to account for compaction. Bob Vila Gravel Expert Great Day Improvements
I use a 2 step wood wash which I spray on after getting the bench damp with a fast mist.I let it sit for about 15 minutes and then work over the area with a medium bristle boat brush which scrubs the top grey layer right off,leaving the original lighter colour.A very good rinse and a good overnight rest to dry out the bench leaves it ready to accept stain in ...
I used a palm sander to take down the grey and smooth the grain on my outdoor table. Then I brushed on a teak oil. It came out beautifully.
While you don't want water pooling, ideally, the deck shouldn't have been in direct contact with the water in the first place. ojait's suggestion is a good one (drain kerfs). Another option -- if it's not one monolithic slab is to mud-jack the patio slabs so that there's a proper slope for drainage. Regardless, the key is to make sure your deck's wood ...
Drilling through a concrete slab for water drainage , if not done correctly, could lead to bigger headaches. If you need to correct the low area were the water pools it might be better to cut drain kerfs with a circular saw and a masonry blade. This would entail cutting a narrow channel that is pitched slightly to the nearest edge of the slab.
It's very unlikely to be fully solid to the ground - that would be more than nine yards of (expensive) concrete. It's far more likely to be constructed with brick stemwalls all around, filled with dirt & rocks, and topped with a relatively thin (4" to 6" thick) slab; that's much more economical, since dirt & rocks are far cheaper than concrete. ...
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