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lungs414
05-15-2011, 11:45 PM
For setting belgian block edging. Do you use the following ratio?

1 Portland, 2 stone, 3 sand

Should it be the 3/8 stone?

Thanks for any help.

STL Ponds and Waterfalls
05-16-2011, 10:17 AM
My ratio is 8 concrete sand 4 portland 8 concrete sand. This is mixed in a 3cubic foot mixer and should get you about 20-30 feet depending on your depth.

lungs414
05-16-2011, 04:32 PM
I have a MK 101 wetsaw for tile, with a brick blade can that cut the belgian block, I plan on doing the apron and need to cut some of the stones also.
Thanks

STL Ponds and Waterfalls
05-16-2011, 05:18 PM
The ratio above is suppose to be 8 sand 8 portland than finish off with 8 more sand. Hope that clarifies things. I've never cut belgian block, is it granite cobblestone about 4x8?

Moneypit
05-16-2011, 11:39 PM
You would be much better off using a spliter to split the stones rather then cutting them.

Moneypit
05-16-2011, 11:41 PM
The ratio above is suppose to be 8 sand 8 portland than finish off with 8 more sand. Hope that clarifies things. I've never cut belgian block, is it granite cobblestone about 4x8?

A 2:1 ratio seems kind of rich for cobbles. I usually go at most 3 sand to one portland.

STL Ponds and Waterfalls
05-17-2011, 08:04 PM
You would be much better off using a spliter to split the stones rather then cutting them.

Good call.

A 2:1 ratio seems kind of rich for cobbles. I usually go at most 3 sand to one portland.

Maybe but it has worked well for me when setting my natural stone edging and is going good as long as 8 years now.