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crash course on concrete sidewalks

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by matthew horner, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    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
     
  2. earthtool

    earthtool LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

  3. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    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!
     

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