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  Reply # 1869998 21-Sep-2017 09:41
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Fred99:

 

nickb800:

 

The market average rate for a 100x200mm concrete mowing strip is around $20 per metre. Going for a smaller dimension won't reduce the cost much as the cost of digging and formwork stays pretty constant. 

 

 

I think that's not going to work out too well for a domestic job of say 50m and expectation it'll only cost $1k.

 

I'd suggest that for about that (50M) then cost would be at least double that.

 

OTOH if you had a trailer, a small concrete mixer, and some timber to use for boxing, you'd be able to DIY for about $4 / metre (& sweat). 

 

 

Ive got a trailer, can hire a mixer or manually in wheelbarrow, but my concern is my finish. Extruded looks great but no reinforcing. I woudn't trust my own finish nor the sharpe edges, even with those edge tools.

 

Im now thinking to trench myself and use quickcrete for a 75mm reinforced base. Then mortar 200mm x 100mm x 40mm pavers on. $1-20 each, so per metre that as cheap as the timber, plus quickcrete.

 

 

Have confidence.

 

Getting a good float finish on concrete isn't too hard - it mainly seems to be a question of timing (waiting until it's at the right stage of setting after pouring), then not getting too fussy and over-working it because there's a little flaw that you think needs to be taken out - but in reality you're only seeing it because you're on your knees looking closely.


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  Reply # 1870013 21-Sep-2017 09:58
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Edging 50m by hand... my back hurts thinking about it!

 

 


 
 
 
 




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Edging 50m by hand... my back hurts thinking about it!

 

 

 

 

Can you clarify? Do you mean trenching for the timber or concrete base if I use pavers?


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  Reply # 1870034 21-Sep-2017 10:17
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I was just referring to running an edging trowel over the 50m to put a nice rounded edge on the concrete. Otherwise when you knock the boxing off it has a rather sharp edge on it.

 

 




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I was just referring to running an edging trowel over the 50m to put a nice rounded edge on the concrete. Otherwise when you knock the boxing off it has a rather sharp edge on it.

 

 

 

 

Ah ok. Hands and knees, quicker than weeding the same length!

 

 

 

 


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