The next part of this job that we had done at Hope Island was the Cherry Blossom footpaths and the gate runner. The footpaths ran from the back of the garage all the way to the front door.
As stated in the previous post, there was not much excavation work to be done. We just had to lay and compact the cracker dust, which was supplied by the owners. The footpath however is where all the pipes and gully pits had to be laid. This did take some time during the day, installing and ensuring they were all in the right position. We started forming up the job by placing all boards at the correct heights in conjunction with the new drains. SL82 steel mesh and N12 re-bars for all internal corners was placed. We also drilled and dowelled into all existing concrete where needed and placed able flex where it was required. All the steel was then tied and chaired and ready for pour.
All the concrete for the Cherry Blossom footpath and gate runner was barrowed in. The concrete was supplied by Q-Crete at 25 MPA and poured at approximately 110mm thick all the way around. The job was edged, trowelled and stick trowelled a number of times. We then hopped on it with the Gerni to wash the sand and cement off the top to expose the decorative Cherry Blossom aggregate stone. Due to the new drainage we had to be careful of where we were hosing the top off into, too ensure it didn’t go down these new gully pits and cause a blockage. The final stage of this Hope Island job was the driveway which will follow this post in the next few days.
- Date August 3, 2017
- Tags Concrete Projects