Help with Sand/gravel/Portland ratio?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by lungs414, May 15, 2011.

  1. lungs414

    lungs414 LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  2. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     
  3. lungs414

    lungs414 LawnSite Member
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    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
     
  4. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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?
     
  5. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
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    You would be much better off using a spliter to split the stones rather then cutting them.
     
  6. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
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    A 2:1 ratio seems kind of rich for cobbles. I usually go at most 3 sand to one portland.
     
  7. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    Good call.

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

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