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Crushed granite is stable to walk on. It slightly interlocks with itself. I have a path with it similar to the image link below. Crushed granite path example


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I have to admit that I have never used this product, and haven't really read that much about it, but its something that I came across recently while searching for a different mulch-related product. http://www.mulchlock.com/ This is a "landscape adhesive" that you can spray on mulch or pebbles that acts like a glue to stick everything together. There's ...


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You can remove the active door to help with transporting it on site, but often the inactive door is permanently fixed and not easily removable. If it is easily removable for some reason, then sure go for it. Caulk the threshold, insert the frame, and then reinstall both active and inactive doors before going any further in the installation. Using temporary ...


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Don't do that! You will never get the frame aligned properly in the opening if you take the doors out. If you can't handle the door yourself, get someone to help. To elaborate a bit more. The doors in the frame provide 3-dimensional stability to the frame. Then you take them out the frame will distort in nearly all possible ways. You will never be able ...


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You should mix according to how you want the concrete to flow. Watering the forms and the ground before you pour is important when the climate is dry and hot. You are correct that the water mix affects the strength of the final product, but not as much as you may think. The most important factor is how much Portland is in the mix, and second, how fast it ...


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I had to put in a complete ground floor in concrete and the company offered a concrete mix which included chopped fibres - which gave a superior cracking and movement resistance... May be worth asking if that is available.


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Rebar is better in about every use case. The mesh will have to be installed directly in the middle of the slab. The pourers will have to do a lot of work to make sure that the mesh stays there while being poured and moved. I have seen so many mesh jobs where I can assure you that the mesh just sunk to the bottom and was more or less useless - well ...


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The metric I use is “Is anyone going to die, and will this last until I’m too old to care.” A hand compactor is great for small areas, but to be honest, I’ve used neither up to 150 square feet / 12 square meters. Unless the slab is broken or unlevel, you have a great foundation and the slab will provided a good source of “levelness”. The goal is to get the ...


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