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matthew horner
03-27-2004, 08:58 PM
Can someone give me a concrete sidewalk 101 course.

I know how to set forms, I know how to compact the sub-earth. How deep should the concrete be? How do I calculate how much I'll need? How far apart do I space my expansion joints (from each other)? Do I need to use any reinforcement for a sidewalk? Any finishing advice (brushing?). I've heard that siding works good for forms, is this true? Any type of concrete I should purchase for this? I know its alot to ask.

THANKS.
Matt

earthtool
03-27-2004, 09:28 PM
Try this site for all your concrete questions.
http://www.concrete.com/index.htm
Hope it helps.

matthew horner
03-28-2004, 09:01 AM
Thank you. I plan to buy it buy the bag, and wheelbarrow it in, Its in a back yard with a 26 inch gate access!