Form for the garden path. With your hands you will equip the villa site
Who would not want to have at his suburban sitesmooth and neat paths. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to buy clinker bricks or paving slabs. An excellent alternative to this is the shape for the garden path. With your hands you can make absolutely any path: both straight and winding. Of course, the strength of this coating is lower, but today there are various additives for cement mortar, which significantly improve its quality.
The shape for the garden path is sold in anybuilding store. And due to their low cost and ease of operation, these forms are increasingly used by summer residents. Moreover, their new species are fundamentally different from the old, in which the poured tiles should have been at least one and a half days. Today, you can cast directly on the spot and for smooth operation, only one form for the garden path will be required. With your hands, you will equip the site in a matter of minutes and without much effort.
Before casting tiles, you need to prepareThe base for the track, which can begin from the entrance to the gate or into the house. And in the beginning it is necessary to make a markup of a site. Following your scheme, you need to drive pegs at a distance of two meters along the entire length of the intended track.And for them to pull a string or cord. On bends and bends pegs are driven in a smaller distance from each other. If your track will be located in places with weak ground, you should make it a preliminary excavation. Now pour a layer of sand about 10 cm, then the same layer of rubble and on top of one more layer of sand in 4 cm, which all aligns. Each layer is slightly moistened and well tamped. Of course, you can not do such a "pillow", but then your path will serve much less, because for cement it is very important to have a good water disposal.
Mix sand with cement at a rate of 3 to 1, add water and almost get a solution that will fill the form for the garden path. With your own hands, you will now mix it well.The mass should be homogeneous, creamy, butat the same time free to fill out the form. Be sure to add water-repellent additives and reinforcing fiber to the solution. The latter will give the track strength, and additives will extend the time of its service. Various colors are used for decoration. By the way, the original is obtained if you add decorative pebbles or even ordinary pebbles. Although the manufacture of the track at the dacha with their own hands (photo above), there is plenty of room for imagination.
Now moisten the base and determine the placebeginning. There, and fit the shape for the garden path. With your hands, you fill it with a prepared solution, from above with a wide spatula remove the excess. For this you can use a wooden rail. Then allow the solution to grasp for 15 minutes. It's time to carefully remove the form, install it side by side and repeat the whole process. Of course, if you do not have one shape, the track will be made much faster. By the way, in this way it is easy to make whole platforms. For example, next to a shop in the garden or in front of the gazebo. And even if the track loses its shape over time, it's very easy to fix it. You just need to remove the spoiled block, install the mold and fill it with a new solution. That's all! Your garden path will again get its original beautiful appearance.