This 3rd and last part of the Hope Island job that we had done was the Cherry Blossom driveway. This was done in 2 different pours. The first part went from the garage all the way down to the front gate and the second part was from the gate down to the road. As stated in the last 2 post, the concrete was done in the Cherry Blossom exposed aggregate concrete supplied by Q-Crete.
There was a little bit of excavation work needed to be done here, mainly at the front of the driveway where the crossover section needed to be done. Once this was done we then laid and compacted the cracker dust. We then began forming up the first part of the Cherry Blossom driveway. We laid all the boards in the correct positions, heights and with the right falls. We also placed the able flex where it was required, along the garage. We then placed the SL82 steel mesh into driveway along with the N12 re-bars on all internal corners. All the steel was then tied and chaired.
Part of the Cherry Blossom driveway was barrowed in, but once we were able to use the truck chute to do it directly we lost the wheel barrows. The concrete was supplied by Q-Crete at 25 MPA and poured at 110mm thick. The driveway was edged, trowelled and stick trowelled a number of times. We then used the Gerni to hose off the top part of the concrete which was the sand and cement.
After the concrete was poured and the driveway was exposed we set up the last part which included the crossover section. We laid all the boards at the correct heights with the right falls. We drilled and dowelled into the concrete in the curb. Then laid the SL82 steel mesh and tied and chaired all steel together.
The following day we finished the Cherry Blossom driveway off. We poured the concrete directly out the truck chute. As per usual the concrete was supplied by Q-Crete at 25 MPA and poured at 110mm thick. The job was edged, trowelled and stick trowelled a number of times before we used the pressure washer to hose the sand and cement off the top.
Overall it took approximately a week to prepare and pour all 3 parts of this Hope Island job.
- Date August 5, 2017